Panel of judges: 2016 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.

2016 panel of judges

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) extends sincere appreciation to the 2016 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

Ron Salole

Ron is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, retired vice-president, Standards, CPA Canada, and former deputy chair of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board. A self-professed enthusiast of corporate reporting, Ron assumed the role of head judge of the awards program in 2016. He also lends his considerable expertise as the lead judge, Financial Reporting. He also serves as a member of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board and is a member of the Board of Directors at CCAF-FCVI Inc., a Canadian research and education foundation focused on strengthening public sector accountability by promoting effective performance auditing and oversight of government operations.

Lead Judges

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. Gerald taught accounting and information systems at St. Francis Xavier University and served as a technical support and client service partner at KPMG. He is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant.

Financial Reporting
Ron Salole (see bio under overall judging)

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, B.Sc., Environmental Science

Henry is a partner at Deloitte and leads the National Sustainability and Climate Change practice. Henry 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 on issues related to resource development, social license, regulatory compliance and Aboriginal community wellness measures.

Corporate Governance Disclosure
Mike Harris, FCPA, FCA, CIA, ICD.D

Mike is a senior partner with PwC. He leads the Consulting and Risk Assurance practices in British Columbia and the Corporate Governance Practice nationally. Mike is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants, a Certified Internal Auditor and an accredited director with the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada. Mike sits on a variety of not-for-profit boards as well as PwC’s Partnership Board.

Crown Corporations
Marc Burchett, CPA, CA

Marc is an assurance partner with KPMG with over 30 years of experience working with clients in all stages of operations, from start-ups to reporting issuers. Beyond his client responsibilities, Marc also serves as a professional practice partner providing accounting and auditing assistance to engagement teams within KPMG’s enterprise practice.

Judges

Janet Allan, FCPA, FCA
Partner, Audit/Enterprise
KPMG LLP

Sadiq Alladina, CFA, MRICS
Manager, Development Analysis
20 VIC Management

Linda Armstrong, CPIR
Investor relations consultant
Self-employed

Yolanda Banks
Senior advisor, Corporate Social Responsibility
Export Development Canada (EDC)

Matthew Batterton, CPA, CA
Associate partner
EY

Paige Belbeck
Senior audit associate
PwC

Jasmit Bhatti
Associate
PwC

Lorie Brière
Principal
The Works Design Communications Ltd.

Annemarie Brissenden, CPIR
Independent investor relations
Consultant

Mark Brownlie
Chief executive
Responsibility Matters Inc.

Mark Burnes, CPA, CA
Director
PwC

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

Frances Cheng, CFA, MBA, FRM, CAIA, CFP, DMS, CIM
Senior compliance consultant
Worldsource Securities Inc.

Mallory Curtis, CPA, CA
Senior manager
KPMG LLP

Giorgia Da Pozzo
Senior associate
PwC

Daryl Deebrah
Associate
PwC

Maya Douglas, LLM, EPt
Senior consultant
Deloitte

Kim Drenner, M.Sc.
Manager
EY

Alison Dwoskin, CPIR
Manager, Investor Relations
Eastmain Resources Inc.

Dara Edmonds, LLB
CSR specialist
Port of Vancouver

Gerry Fields, LLB, JD
President and general counsel
Cornerstone Group

Tanya Finney
Business analyst, Investor Relations
Trinidad Drilling Ltd.

Dana Fountain
Coordinator, Corporate Sustainability
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Kevin Fung
Associate
PwC

Karen Gasteiger
Senior director, Corporate Sales - Canada & Europe
Q4 Inc.

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

Victoria Gibbings
Associate
PwC

Sheldon Gunn, CPA, CA
Partner
KPMG LLP

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

Emily Huang, CPA, CMA, MBA, CIA
Manager
PwC

Eva Hung, P.Eng., EP(GHG)
Senior consultant
Deloitte

Laura Jackowich
Consultant
Deloitte

Archie Johnston, FCPA, FCA, MBA CIA
Partner
KPMG

Pamela Keck
Manager, Investor Relations
ISC

Sarah Keyes, CPA, CA
Principal
CPA Canada

Karen Keyes, M.Sc. Finance, CIR
Senior vice-president, Investor Relations
Aimia Inc.

Christina Lalli, CPIR
Consultant, Investor Relations

Lenora Lee, CPA, CA
Partner
KPMG LLP

Clarisse Legrain
Analyst
Deloitte

Elizabeth Logan, MA Sc., P.Eng.
Manager
EY

Andy Lu
Associate
PwC

James Lyn
Associate
PwC

Jackie MacDonald, CPA, CA
Senior manager, External Reporting
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

Jane Maciel
Manager, Publications & Board Secretary
Canadian Investor Relations Institute

David Mann, MBA
Vice-president
NATIONAL Public Relations

Peter Martin, CPA, CA
Retired

Lisa May
Investor relations consultant
CIRI executive, BC Chapter

Jeff Mazzer, CPA, CA
Senior manager, External Reporting
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

Meagan McDowell
Associate
PwC

Sonya Mehan, CPIR
Consultant, Investor Relations

Christophe Ménigault, M.Env.
Senior consultant
Deloitte

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

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

Florence Mpepo
Assurance technician
PwC LLP

Chris Murray, P.Eng., MBA, CFA
Managing director, Institutional Research - Diversified Industries
AltaCorp Capital Inc.

Chi Ho Ng, CPA, CA, MBA
Principal
CPA Canada

Michael Nikov, MBA, CPIR
Investor relations specialist
Intact Financial Corporation

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

Andrew Perro
Design director
Craib Design & Communications Inc.

Stephanie Poon, CFA
RBC Capital Markets

Answerd A. Ramcharan, MBA,
CPA, CMA, CFA
Manager, Financial Information, Member Regulation Policy
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada

Alex Reid
Associate
PwC

Jean-Philippe Renaut, M.Sc.
Responsible Investment and Sustainability specialist
(independent)

Karin Ronde
Manager, Client Success
Q4 Inc.

Yvon Roy, CPA, CA, CPIR
Director, Investment – Private Equity, Mid-Market
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Agnieszka Rum Moore, M.Sc.
Associate advisor
CBSR and Independent

Jae Ryu
Associate
PwC

Cory Searcy, PhD, P.Eng.
Associate
IISD

Robyn Seetal, CPA, CA
Manager
Deloitte

Greg Shields, CPA, CA
Retired

Peter Smalley, ESG analyst
NEI Investments

Stephen Smart
Associate
PwC

Susan J. Soprovich, CPA, CMA
Principal
Phoenix Strategies

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

Christie Stephenson
Executive director
Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder School of Business

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

Robyn Troop, HBA, CPA, CA Student
Senior consultant
Deloitte

Chris Tucker, MA.Sc.
Senior consultant
Deloitte

Rehan Wallani, CPA, CA, MP.Acc.
Senior manager
KPMG LLP

Megan Wallingford
Senior advisor
Sustainalytics

Mark Walsh, MBA, FCPA, FCA
Retired

Viren Wong, MBA, CPA (Illinois), PRM
Investment director
Anbang Insurance Group

Alex Young, CPA, CA
Partner
PwC

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