FEI Canada Appoints New Chief Executive and National President

    Long-time member and former senior financial officer of Royal Bank and
    BCE to lead association

    TORONTO, Sept. 27 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Financial
Executives International Canada (FEI Canada), the professional membership
association for senior financial executives, today announced the appointment
of Michael Conway, CA, ICD.D to the position of Chief Executive and National
President, effective immediately.
    "The Board and I are pleased to welcome Michael into the senior executive
team," said Louis O'Brien, P.Eng, MBA, ICD.D, Chairman of the Board of
FEI Canada. "Michael's expertise, extensive experience and understanding of
member needs will serve FEI Canada's membership well in the years to come. We
look forward to working with him to lead the organization in advancing our
strategic vision and enhancing our overall value to members."
    Michael brings a wealth of financial and business knowledge and
experience, from Canadian and European markets, to FEI Canada having held
progressively senior financial executive positions throughout his career. Most
notably, Michael held the positions of Senior Vice-President & Chief Financial
Officer at Psion Teklogix, Vice-President & Controller at BCE and Vice
President & Chief Accountant at Royal Bank of Canada.
    In accepting the appointment Michael said, "This is a tremendous
opportunity to have a positive impact on the future of financial executives in
this country. FEI Canada is poised to take the next steps in its growth and
evolution. Our members are Canada's senior most financial executives and they
continue to play increasingly important, visible and complex roles in the
Canadian economy."
    A long-time FEI Canada member, Michael is past President of the Toronto
Chapter, past Director of the Quebec Chapter and was Chair of FEI Canada's
2006 North American Conference.
    Michael holds a Management degree from McGill University, is a graduate
of the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management and
obtained his ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors in

    About FEI Canada

    FEI Canada is the professional membership association for senior
financial executives. With more than 2000 members in 11 chapters across Canada
holding the title of Chief Financial Officers, Controllers, Treasurers, Tax
Executives, Finance and Accounting Professors, the association membership
represents a significant number of Canada's leading and most influential
corporations. Further information can be found at www.feicanada.org.

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For further information: Media Contact: Caroline Spivak, Fleishman
Hillard Canada, (416) 645-8185, caroline.spivak@fleishman.ca

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