William A. MacKinnon, FCA to become CICA Vice-Chair

    TORONTO, March 12 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Canadian
Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) today announced that William A.
MacKinnon, FCA, will become the Institute's Vice-Chair.
    Alain Benedetti, FCA, CICA Board Chair, said the Selection Council has
approved the appointment which will take effect in September 2008.
    "The Board is looking forward to having Bill MacKinnon bring his
extensive professional experience to the role of Vice-Chair," said Benedetti. 
"The knowledge gained throughout his career certainly positions Bill to play a
vital role in helping the profession face any challenges that lie ahead."
    For the past nine years, MacKinnon has fulfilled the role of Chief
Executive Officer with KPMG Canada. Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, he
completed his B. Comm. Honours degree at the University of Manitoba in 1967,
achieved his CA designation in 1971 and was appointed a Fellow of the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 1994.
    Since becoming a partner at KPMG in 1977, MacKinnon has been the
engagement partner for a number of major accounts. He presently is the client
relationship partner for accounts such as the Bank of Nova Scotia, Rogers
Communications Inc., Celestica Inc. and ONEX Inc.
    MacKinnon's two-year term as the CICA Vice-Chair will commence following
the Annual General Meeting to be held in September.

    The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), together with the
provincial, territorial and Bermuda Institutes/Ordre of Chartered Accountants,
represents a membership of approximately 72,000 CAs and 10,000 students in
Canada and Bermuda. The CICA conducts research into current business issues
and supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards for
business, not-for-profit organizations and government. It issues guidance on
control and governance, publishes professional literature, develops continuing
education programs and represents the CA profession nationally and
internationally. CICA is a founding member of the International Federation of
Accountants (IFAC) and the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA).

For further information:

For further information: Tobin Lambie, CICA, (416) 204-3228,
tobin.lambie@cica.ca, www.cica.ca

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