Al Walker is Director of Taxation of Irving Oil Limited. Al has more than 29 years of tax experience working for large private companies in New Brunswick, Canada, with operations in Canada, the United States and Europe. Al has served as chair of CPA Atlantic School of Business, President of the New Brunswick Institute of Chartered Accountants, and as a director of Norcan Petroleum Group, and several charitable, community and industry organizations. Al co-founded the Canada Revenue Agency – Large Business Tax Consultation Group in Atlantic Canada and presented at several conferences. Al began his accounting career public practice before joining J.D. Irving, Limited in 1990 and spend 22 years building and leading a large industry tax practice. Al joined Irving Oil in 2012, building a large tax team of 28 members in direct, indirect taxation, customs compliance, tax planning, and audit support. Al holds an FCPA and CA. Al is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick.