Linda Mezon, FCPA, FCA, CPA (MI)

Linda is the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) Chair and has served in this capacity since July 1, 2013. Linda’s experience as a standard setter began in 2004 when she was appointed as a volunteer AcSB member. Her time with the Board includes the period encompassing the adoption of IFRS Standards and development of separate sections of the CPA Canada Handbook – Accounting for private enterprises and not-for-profit entities.

Linda provides leadership to the AcSB to achieve its mission, as well as enables and promotes a deeper stakeholder understanding of the Board’s strategic plan and activities. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to financial reporting, able to represent both the standard setter and preparer points of view.

Prior to her appointment as Chair, Linda was the Chief Accountant at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), responsible for the interpretation and application of IFRS Standards and U.S. GAAP. She also monitored compliance with Canadian regulatory requirements on financial disclosure and was responsible for auditor independence. Before RBC, Linda held other senior positions in industry and also has four years of experience in public accounting.

In regards to her not-for-profit experience, Linda is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Foundation, serving as Vice Chair as well as Chair of its Governance Committee.

Linda was named a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 2013, is a Certified Public Accountant (Michigan) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), holds a BA in Accounting from Michigan State University, and an MBA from the University of Detroit.