BDO Dunwoody LLP Announces Keith Farlinger as New CEO

    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - BDO Dunwoody LLP is pleased to announce Keith
Farlinger as the firm's new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 18,
    Prior to his role as CEO, Farlinger served BDO as Regional Managing
Partner for the Toronto region. He has over 35 years of experience providing
auditing, business planning and financial consulting services and holds
leadership positions in the accounting industry and with a number of business
associations. He currently serves on the firm's Management Team and has been
on the firm's Policy Board serving as Chair in 1997/1998.
    "It's a very exciting time to be moving into the CEO role at BDO," states
Farlinger. "I'm coming into it at a time when both our Canadian firm and our
international organization have ambitious new strategic plans. I'm looking
forward to working with our partners to implement these plans -- and to
getting the word out about BDO's abilities to service the needs of clients."
    Keith was the Chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
(ICAO) from 2006 to 2008 and has been a member of the governing council since
2001. He was previously a member of the ICAO Bylaws Review Committee and
Bylaws Working Group, and Chair of the ICAO Doctoral Studies Committee,
Education Program Administration, and Examination Committee. He is also
actively involved in his alma mater, the University of Waterloo, where he
graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics in 1977. He was the founding
President of the Waterloo Accounting Alumni Association (Toronto Chapter) and
is currently a member of the Capital Campaign Committee of the School of
Accountancy. Keith received his CA designation in 1978 and his FCA in 1997.
    Farlinger's tenure as CEO will come into effect on September 18, 2008. He
succeeds out-going CEO Gilles Chaput, a 37-year veteran of the Firm.

    About BDO Dunwoody LLP

    BDO Dunwoody LLP
    Chartered Accountants and Advisors

    BDO Dunwoody LLP is Canada's sixth largest accounting services and
advisory firm. Our team serves a highly diverse clientele, which includes
owner-managed businesses, large enterprises, mid-market public companies,
community organizations, not-for-profit agencies, and professional firms. From
agriculture to real estate, technology to union pensions, and aboriginal
communities to municipalities, the professionals of BDO Dunwoody have the
expertise to handle any business sector.
    BDO Dunwoody LLP is a Member Firm of BDO International. BDO International
is a global network of public accounting firms, called BDO Member Firms,
serving international clients. The network is comprised of 95 Member Firms in
107 countries, with over 30,000 professionals on staff in over 600 offices
worldwide to take on a multitude of services.

For further information:

For further information: Gordon G. Lee, National Marketing Director, BDO
Dunwoody LLP, T: (416) 369-3050 E:

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