Charles-Antoine St-Jean, FCPA, FCA
President and CEO, CPA Canada
As president and CEO of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), Charles-Antoine leads one of the largest professional accounting bodies in the world, with more than 220,000 members. Prior to taking this role, he was appointed chair of the Public Sector Accounting Board in 2017 and chair of the Ontario Government Internal Audit Committee in 2019. He retired from EY in 2017, after serving as national managing partner until 2016. He had rejoined EY in 2007, after serving as Comptroller General of Canada from 2004-2007. Charles-Antoine also served as vice-president of Cap Gemini, after the merger with the EY consulting arm of the firm where he served as partner. Earlier in his career, he worked in public accountancy in Europe.
Over his career, Charles-Antoine has worked with many private and public sector clients in Canada and internationally in a wide variety of projects, ranging from audit and assurance to business and technology consulting. In the later part of his career, he worked extensively on business governance issues at both national and international levels. He was named a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant in Ontario and Quebec. Charles-Antoine has also received honorary designations from the U.K. Chartered Institute of Public Finance and the Accountancy Financial Management Institute for services rendered to public sector management.