New Board Chair and Vice-Chair for Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Shelley Brown is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and Len Boggio assumes the position of Vice-Chair.

Brown has been a member of CICA's Board for eight years and is a Partner in Deloitte's Vancouver office.  She becomes Chair as unification efforts are taking place within Canada's accounting profession and there is an ever-changing global environment.

"Both challenges and opportunities come with this new responsibility," explains Brown. "It is an honour to represent the CA profession at such an exciting and pivotal time.  The support of fellow board members, CICA staff and others will be invaluable."

Prior to locating to Vancouver, Brown was the Office Managing Partner for the Saskatchewan practice of Deloitte.  In 2002, she was named one of the top ten most influential women in Saskatchewan and in 2010 was named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.

Brown was appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (ICABC) in 2011, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 2009 and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan in 2002.  She is a native of Saskatchewan and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan.

"It is a privilege to serve as Vice-Chair," stresses Boggio.  "The accounting landscape is changing in Canada with the unification initiative and I look forward to working hard to meet our commitment to protecting the public interest as the accounting profession evolves."

Boggio recently retired from public practice following a 30-year career with PwC.  He has been involved, as an audit partner and currently as a corporate director, in the mining, energy and financial services sectors, and is a past president of the ICABC. He was elected as a Fellow with the ICABC in 2007.

Chartered Accountants (CAs) are Canada's most valued, internationally recognized profession of leaders in senior management, advisory, financial, tax and assurance roles. Through their integrity, expertise, and internationally recognized qualification standards, Canada's 82,000 CAs sustain their influence and leadership position both in Canada and globally. As trusted business advisors to Canadian organizations of all sizes, Canada's CAs foster confidence in Canadian business and contribute to the health and sustainability of Canada's capital markets and economy. The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) represents Canada's CA profession both nationally and internationally. The CICA is a founding member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA).

SOURCE: Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

For further information:

or to arrange an interview, contact:
Tobin Lambie, Manager, Media, CICA
(416) 204-3228

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