Panel of judges: 2015 CR awards

Meet the judges who played an integral role in making the Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting the most prestigious and coveted national corporate reporting awards program in Canada.

The judging panel is fundamental to the success of this prestigious program. Consisting of more than 90 independent volunteer judges, the panel provides expertise in all aspects of corporate reporting. These experts assess submissions against best practices and new innovations to help organizations keep pace with changing times.

2015 PANEL OF JUDGES

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) extends sincere appreciation to the 2015 judges for their hard work and valuable insights. We offer special thanks to our judging partners at:

  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • Canadian Investor Relations Institute CIRI
  • CFA Society Toronto

Overall judging coordinator and lead judge, financial reporting

Bill Buchanan, FCPA, FCA

After playing an integral role in the awards program for nearly 20 years, Bill is stepping down from his role as overall judging coordinator and the lead judge for the Financial Reporting panel. Before becoming involved with the program, Bill worked at CPA Canada for 10 years, serving as senior vice-president, Studies & Standards. He is also a retired partner at KPMG and a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant.

Lead judges

Corporate governance disclosure
Mike Harris, FCPA, CIA, ICD.D

Mike is a Risk Assurance Services partner with PwC has led many significant business transformation projects and has helped clients achieve their objectives of improved business processes, governance, risk management and control. Mike is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor and an accredited director with the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada.


Electronic disclosure
Gerald Trites, FCPA, FCA, CISA

Specializing in information systems technology and assurance, internet based financial reporting and XBRL, Gerald is an author and popular conference presenter. He has taught accounting and information systems at St. Francis Xavier University and served as a technical support and client service partner in KPMG. Gerald is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant.


Sustainability Reporting
Susan Todd, B.Comm, MRM, CPA, CA

As principal of Solstice Sustainability Works, Susan advises companies on sustainability strategy, management, reporting and stakeholder engagement. A Canadian pioneer in sustainability reporting and assurance, she also founded The Accountability Project, North America’s first certified training program in sustainability reporting and assurance which has trained more than 500 people from six continents.

Henry Stoch

Henry is a partner at Deloitte and leads the National Sustainability and Climate Change practice. He has a passion for helping clients integrate environmental and social issues into mainstream business decision making. He has assisted organizations such as provincial governments and global energy and resource companies where the focus has been on issues related to resource development, social license, regulatory compliance and Aboriginal community wellness measures.


Crown corporations
John Gordon, FCPA, FCA; ICD.D

John has more than 35 years of experience providing audit assurance and advisory services to a broad spectrum of companies. Gordon has extensive experience working with clients on initial public offerings (IPOs), accounting for mergers and acquisitions, changes in accounting standards and other complex accounting matters. He is currently KPMG’s Canadian managing partner, Quality and Risk Management, and prior to that was the Canadian managing partner, Audit.

Judges

 
Sadiq Alladina, CFA, MRICS
Manager, Development Analysis
20 Vic Management Inc.

Janet Allan, FCPA, FCA
Audit partner
KPMG LLP

Jean-Christophe (J-C) Amado, M.Sc.
Manager, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice
Deloitte

Vartika Ambwani, CPA, CMA
Manager, Global Wealth Management Finance
Scotiabank

Christopher Barltrop, FCPA, FCA
Retired partner
BDO Canada

Matthew Batterton, CPA, CA
Senior manager
Ernst & Young

Erica Belling, CFA, P.Eng
Director, Investor and Financial Communications
CIBC

Annemarie Brissenden, CPIR
Independent investor relations consultant

Kalee Brown
Consultant, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice
Deloitte

Mark Brownlie, MNRM
Chief executive
Responsibility Matters Inc.

Marc Burchett, CPA, CA
Partner
KPMG LLP

Mark Burnes, CPA, CA, CIA
Director
PwC

Jerome Chan
Associate
PwC

Mina Chan, CPA, CA
Manager, Policies and Special Projects
Rogers Communications Inc.

Maeva-Johanna Charles
Consultant, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice
Deloitte

Cathy Chen
Associate
PwC

Michelle Cherny, CPA, CA
Senior consultant, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice
Deloitte

James Chew, M.EDes
Senior Consultant, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice
Deloitte

Giorgia Da Pozzo
Lead senior associate
PwC

John Desjardins, FCPA, FCA
Partner
KPMG LLP

Alex Dilts, CPA, CA
Senior manager
KPMG LLP

Maya Douglas, LL.M., EPt
Senior consultant, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice
Deloitte

Tanis Feasby, CPIR
Director of communications
Royal Bank of Canada

Gerry Fields, LL.B., J.D.
President and general counsel
CORNERSTONE GROUP ™

Tanya Finney
Business analyst, Investor Relations
Trinidad Drilling Ltd.

Alex Fisher, CPA, CA
Principal, Research, Guidance and Support
CPA Canada

Dana Fountain
Coordinator, Corporate Sustainability
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Guy-Anthony Gagliano
Consultant, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice
Deloitte

Karen Gasteiger
Director, Corporate Sales Canada
Q4 Web Systems, Inc.

Wesley Gee, M.Sc. AIEMA
Director of sustainability
The Works Design Communications Ltd.

Peggy Gouskos, CPA, CA
Senior manager
KPMG LLP

Bruce Grantier, BASC, MBA, CFA, CAIA, ICD.D
Retired managing director, Pension Assets
ScotiaBank

Sheldon Gunn, CPA, CA
Partner
KPMG LLP

Ivy-Meng Guo
Senior associate
PwC

Nancy Hoo, CPA, CA
Director, Corporate Finance
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Emily Huang, CPA, CMA, CIA
Manager
PwC

Eva Hung, P. Eng., EP (GHG)
Senior consultant, Sustainability and Climate Change Practice
Deloitte

Hassan Jan
Associate
PwC

Archie Johnson, FCPA, FCA
Partner
KPMG LLP

Ariel Kangasniemi, M.Sc.
Consultant, Sustainability and Climate Change Practice
Deloitte

Pamela Keck
Manager, Investor Relations
Information Services Corporation

Lenora Lee, CPA, CA
Audit partner
KPMG LLP

Marc Lepage, CPIR
Manager, Investor Relations
Claude Resources Inc.

Kirby Lo
Senior associate
PwC

Jackie MacDonald, CPA, CA
Senior manager, External Reporting
OLG

Jane Maciel
Publications specialist
CIRI
Lead judge, Financial Reporting, CIRI Panel

David Mann, MBA
Vice president
NATIONAL Public Relations

Lisa May
CIRI Chair, BC Chapter
IR consultant

Jeff Mazzer, CPA, CA
Manager, Technical Accounting
OLG

Carolyn McGill, MBA
Chair, Board of Directors
Kids Help Phone

Rosemary McGuire, CPA, CA
Principal
CPA Canada

Nathalie Megann, CPIR
Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Chorus Aviation Inc.

Bruce Millar, CIM, FCSI, FICB, MBA, CPA, CMA

Jay Moore, CPA, CA
Controller, Development Accounting
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust

Kathryn Morrison
Manager, Advisory Services
Sustainalytics

Shannon Mullins
Manager, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice
Deloitte

Mark Mycyk, B.Sc, MBA
Senior consultant, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice
Deloitte

Andrea Orzech, CPA, CA
Associate vice president, Investor Relations
Canadian Tire Corporation

Andrew Perro
Senior art director
Craib Design & Communications Inc.

Stephanie Poon, CFA, MBA, LLM
Vice-president
RBC Capital Markets

Meng Qu
Associate
PwC

Mohammad Qureshy
Associate
PwC

Answerd Ramcharan, CFA
Manager, Financial Information, Member Regulation Policy
IIROC

Helena Rebec, CPIR
Chief administrative officer, Investor Relations
Photon Control Inc.

Jean-Philippe Renaut, M.Sc.
Director, Responsible Investment
PSP Investments

Christine Rhodes
Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services
EY

Agnieszka Rum Moore, M.Sc
Consultant
CBSR & Independent

Ron Salole
Member, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
Retired CPA Canada vice president

Cory Searcy, PhD, P.Eng.
Associate
International Institute for Sustainable Development

Maleeha Shaikh
Associate
PwC

David Simpson, MA
Director
InterPraxis Advisory & Assurance

Jashandeep Singh
Senior associate
PwC

Peter Smalley
ESG analyst
NEI Investments

Susan J. Soprovich, CPA, CMA
Principal
Phoenix Strategies

Mihaela Stefanov, MBA
Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability Services
EY

Christie Stephenson
Western Canadian Anchor
Purpose Capital

Darren Swanson, P.Eng., MPA, M.Sc
Consultant
International Institute for Sustainable Development

Amanda Tang, CPA, CA
Director, Credit Capital Markets
National Bank of Canada

Laurie Thomas, CPA, CMA, CPIR
Manager, Investor Relations Marketing
Cameco Corporation

Awais Ullah
Associate
PwC

Sabrina Vieira, CPA, CA

Rehan Wallani, CPA, CA
Audit senior manager
KPMG LLP

Stacey Wang
Associate
PwC

Glen Whelan, MBA, CPIR
Senior manager, Enterprise Communications
Enbridge Inc.

Viren Wong, MBA, CFA, CPA, PRM

Alex Young, CPA, CA
Partner
PwC

Bob Young, FCPA, FCA
Partner
KPMG LLP

Otto Yung, MBA, MFin, CPA, CMA, CFA, P.Eng.
Executive director
Bluenorth Capital

Jane Zhang
Associate
PwC

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