Rod was appointed chair of the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) in May 2012. He has been a member of PSAB since November 2008. After earning his accounting designation with the firm Clarkson Gordon, Rod spent 28 years with the federal government. For 17 of those years, Rod served as a deputy minister and assistant deputy minister. He has held the positions of comptroller general of Canada, associate deputy minister of national defence and chief financial officer for: the Department of National Defence, Public Works and Government Services Canada and Environment Canada. Rod currently serves as chair of two federal departmental audit committees: Statistics Canada and Employment and Skills Development Canada, and he was recently appointed to the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board. In 2012, he was awarded the CMA-CIPFA Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to comptrollership throughout his career. Rod lives in Toronto.