Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

June 22, 2009 09:42 ET

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario Elects 2009-2010 Governing Council

Council membership includes strong regional representation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario announced the election of its 2009-2010 governing Council at its Annual General Meeting on June 18. Six new members were either elected or re-elected to the Council.

"The CA profession is in the forefront of our province's economy, with unprecedented opportunities, challenges and demands," said Gerald Mills, FCA, Chair of the Institute. "Our renewed Council brings together top Chartered Accountants with a wide range of experience and expertise. We believe this team will help further build and strengthen the CA designation and our profession's contribution to Ontario's prosperity."

The Council boasts a cross-section of business and community leaders from communities across Ontario, including Aurora, Cornwall, London, Mississauga, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Thunder Bay, Toronto and Waterloo.

The 2009-2010 Executive Group members are:

- Chair - Gerald Mills, FCA

- Vice Chair - Gregory Gallant, CA

- Council Finance Committee Chair - Richard Johnston, FCA

- Council Bylaws Review Committee Chair - Marrianne Bridge, CA

- Council Membership Committee Chair - John Friday, FCA

- Executive Member-at-Large - Robert Scullion, CA

- Public Representative - D'Arcy Delamere

Members elected to the Institute's Council for a two-year term commencing 2009-2010 are:

- Michael Banks, CA, Partner, Horne LLP Chartered Accountants, Oakville

- Mary Lou Maher, CA, Chief Financial Officer, KPMG LLP, Toronto

- Isabel Meharry, CA, Chief Financial Officer, Green Shield Canada, Toronto

- Gino Scapillati, CA, National Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Toronto

- Linda Thibeault, CA, Partner, Morley Sanderson Millard & Foster LLP, Aurora

- Alan Webb, CA, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo

The other ten elected members of Council, whose two-year terms continue until the end of the 2009-2010 year, are:

- Gerald Mills, FCA, Senior Partner, Collins Barrow KMD LLP, London

- Marrianne Bridge, CA, Manager, Compliance of the Ontario Securities Commission, Toronto

- Julie Bertoia, CA, Director, Accounting Policy, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto

- Garry Foster, FCA, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Toronto

- John Friday, FCA, Director, Management Services, Children's Centre Thunder Bay

- Gregory Gallant, CA, Partner, Grant Thornton LLP, Toronto

- Richard Johnston, FCA, Partner, Johnston Beaudette, Cornwall

- Bruce McConomy, CA, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo

- Dianne McMullen, CA, Toronto Region Managing Tax Partner, BDO Dunwoody LLP, Toronto

- Robert Scullion, CA, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP, Toronto

The Ontario government also appoints four public representative positions to the Council. Currently, they are D'Arcy Delamere, Tim Kennish and Dina Palozzi, with one position vacant.

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's more than 33,000 CAs and 5,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's internationally recognized standards of qualification and conduct. A wide range of organizations and individuals count on Ontario CAs to provide trustworthy and strategic insight, business leadership and financial guidance. The Institute's website is: and the student website is

Contact Information

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
    Perry Jensen
    (416) 969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735 ext. 271
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
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