Corporate Reporting Awards 2013 judges: Who they are and the importance of their role

Meet the judges who played an integral role in making the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) Corporate Reporting Awards the most prestigious and coveted national corporate reporting awards program in Canada.

The Corporate Reporting Awards judges are fundamental to the success of this prestigious program.  Comprised of over 80 independent volunteer judges, the panel provides expertise in all aspects of corporate reporting.

These experts assess your work against best practices and new innovations, helping entrants keep pace with changing times and increasing demands.

CPA Canada extends sincere appreciation to the 2013 judges for their hard work and valuable insights. Special thanks to our overall judging coordinator, Bill Buchanan, FCPA, FCA, and the lead judges from our partners at Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young, CFA Society Toronto and Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI).

2013 PANEL OF JUDGES

Lead judges

  • Crown corporations
    • Jon Dervin, CPA, CA, CPA (Ill.), Ernst & Young LLP
    • Jim Keates CPA, CA, MBA, principal, CPA Canada
  • financial reporting
    • Bill Buchanan, FCPA, FCA, CPA Canada
    • Jane Maciel, CIRI
    • Ashley Smith, senior administrator, CFA Society Toronto
  • electronic disclosure
    • Gerald Trites, FCA, CPA, CISA, Zorba Research Inc.
  • corporate governance disclosure
    • Mike Harris, FCPA, CIA, ICD.D, partner, PwC
  • sustainability development reporting
    • Valerie Chort, partner and national leader, Sustainability, Deloitte
    • Pamela Campagnoni, CPA, CA, CPA (Ill.), principal, CPA Canada

Judges

Rhylin Bailie, vice-president, Communications and Investor Relations, J. Proust & Associates
Christopher Barltrop, FCPA, FCA, retired partner, BDO Canada LLP
Matthew Batterton, CPA, CA, Ernst & Young LLP
Jackie Beith, CPA, CA, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Carolyn Beniuk, associate, PwC
Etienne Boucher-Labelle, CPA, CA, Ernst & Young LLP
Lorie Brière, The Works Design Communications Ltd.
Mark Burnes, CPA, CA, director, PwC
Daniel Callejas, associate, PwC
Andre Charbonneau, CPA, CA, CPA (Ill.), Ernst & Young LLP
Kate Charleton, consultant, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young LLP
Courtney Craib, president, Craib Design & Communications Inc.
Catherine Crofton, vice-president, Sales, Q4 Web Systems Inc.
Jennifer D’Aoust, manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young LLP
John Desjardins, CA, partner, KPMG LLP
Kim Drenner, MSc, associate, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young LLP
Jacob Dwhytie, senior analyst, NERA Economic Consulting
Tracy Ewing, consultant
Johanna Field, CPA, CA, Grant Thornton LLP
Gerry Fields, LLB, JD, Cornerstone Group
Alex Fisher, CPA, CA, CPA Canada
Dana Fountain, consultant, Sustainability, Deloitte
Kelly Freeman, CMA, director, Investor Relations, Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc.
Wesley Gee, MSc, AIEMA, The Works Design Communications Ltd.
Suzie Gignac, CPA, CA, CPA (Ill.), Ernst & Young LLP
Bruce Grantier, BASc, MBA, CFA, CAIA, ICD.D, managing director, Airth Inc.; Founder, InvestorLit
Meghan Harris, senior manager and wstern market leader — Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young LLP
Nancy Hoo, CPA, CA, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Emily Huang, CMA, MBA, team Lead, PwC
Deepak Jaswal, LLB, associate, PwC
Sheryl Joyce, vice-president, Marketing and Communications, Q4 Web Systems Inc.
Aaron Kabucis, CFA, TMX Equicom
Bill Kessels, CPA, CA, Ernst & Young LLP
Philip Koven, principal, Koven & Associates
Craig Mass, CA, Ivanhoe Energy
Jeff Mazzer, CPA, CA, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Carolyn McGill, MBA
Stephen McIntyre, CPA, CA, CPA (Ill.), Ernst & Young LLP
Abel Medrano, CIA, team lead, PwC
Allison Metzak, MA, associate, Women in Capital Markets
Jason Moore, CPA, CA
Jesse Moran, MBA, senior associate, PwC
Kathryn Morrison, Sustainalytics
Dirushan Naidu, CPA, CA, Ernst & Young LLP
Eva Oloumi, MBA, associate, PwC
Andrew Perro, RGD, senior art director, Craib Design & Communications Inc.
Stephanie Poon, CFA, LLM, Scotiabank
Natalia Pereskokova, MBA, director, PwC
Answerd Ramcharan, CFA, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada
Suzette Ramcharan, St Andrew Goldfields Ltd.
Christine Rhodes, CISA, manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young LLP
Stephen Rigassio, MBA, associate, PwC
Agnieszka Rum, associate CSR adviser, Canadian Business for Social Responsibility
Todd Scaletta, MBA, FCMA, C.Dir., CPA Canada
Mark Schmeer, MA, CFA
Benjamin Seto, senior associate, PwC
Ryan Shacklock, CA, CTP, manager, Investor Relations, Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc.
Susan Sheehan, MBA, CSR-P, Leapfrog Sustainability Inc.
Nick Slade, associate, PwC
Peter Smalley, consultant, The Delphi Group
Joe Solly, senior manager, Sustainability, Deloitte
Bill Stait, CMA, senior analyst, Investor Relations, Cenovus Energy Inc.
William Swirsky, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, Corporate Director
Susan Todd, CPA, CA, principal, Solice Works Inc.
Jennifer Vieno, Fidelity Investments
Alan Willis, CPA, CA, Alan Willis & associates
Viren Wong, CPA, CFA, FRM, Portfolio Manager, Full Cycle Energy Investment Management
Elaine Wyatt, principal, Wyatt Strategic Communications
Otto Yung, CFA, Bluenorth Capital

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