Panel of judges: 2017 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 86 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.

2017 panel of judges

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) extends sincere appreciation to the 2017 judges for their hard work and valuable insights. We offer special thanks to organizations that manage judging panels:

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

Head judge, CR Awards 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 the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation, 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 head judge)

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

Ali Ahmed, CPA, CGA
Principal, Public Sector Accounting, Standards
CPA Canada

Tania Akehurst
Sustainable strategy consultant
Havenhurst Consulting

Sadiq Alladina, CFA, MRICS
Manager, Development
Cushman and Wakefield

Rick Alsop
Associate
PwC

Ali Bell
Associate
PwC

Lorie Brière
Principal
The Works Design Communications Ltd.

Annemarie Brissenden, CPIR
Consultant
SimpleLogic Inc.

Frances Cheng, CFA, FRM, CAIA
Business analyst
TD

Kettina Cordero, CPIR
Director, Investor Relations
CRH Medical Corporation

Mallory Curtis, CPA, CA
Senior manager, Audit
KPMG

Giorgia Da Pozzo
Lead senior associate
PwC

Andrea de Paoli
Senior consultant, Climate Change and Sustainability
EY

Alex Dilts, CPA, CA
Partner, Audit
KPMG

Alrik D'Silva
Associate
PwC

Dara Edmonds, B.A., LL.B
Sustainability advisor
Port of Vancouver

Gerry Fields, LL.B, JD
President and general counsel
Cornerstone Group

Dana Fountain
Project coordinator, Corporate Sustainability Reporting
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

DJ Fresso
Managing director
Q4 Inc.

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

Sheldon Gunn, CPA, CA
Partner, Audit
KPMG

Dennis Hau, CPA, CA, CFA
Corporate development analyst
Peerage Capital

Kevin Ho
Senior associate
PwC

Nancy Hoo, CPA, CA
Director, Corporate Finance
Four Seasons Hotels Limited

Emily Huang, CPA, CMA, CIA, MBA
Lead manager
PwC

John Hughes, CPA, CA
Consultant

Pamela Keck
Manager, Investor Relations
ISC

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

Sarah Keyes, CPA, CA
Principal, Research, Guidance and Support
CPA Canada

Sadia Khan
Associate
PwC

Sonia Kirby, BA, CIM, FMA
Director, Investor Relations
Stantec

Christina Lalli, CPIR
Director, Investor Relations
Osisko Metals Incorporated (TSX-V: OM)

Nhu Le
Analyst
Deloitte

Marc Lepage, CPIR
Vice-president, Business Development
GFG Resources Inc.

Ivan Lo
Associate
PwC

Courtney Loftus
Consultant, Climate Change and Sustainability
EY

Elizabeth Logan, P.Eng.
Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability
EY

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

Jane Maciel
Manager, Publications and Board Secretary
Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI)

Jill MacRae, MBA, CFA

David Mann, MBA
Principal
Wakefield Communications

Peter Martin, CPA, CA
Retired; formerly Accounting standards director
CPA Canada

Michael Massoud, CPA, CA, CPA (IL)
Principal, Research, Guidance and Support
CPA Canada

Sharon Mathers, MBA, ICD.D

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

Sonya Mehan, CPIR
Consultant, Investor Relations

Adriana Mendez, ing.
Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability
EY

Christophe Ménigault, M.Env.
Senior consultant
Deloitte

Michael Morris
Manager
Deloitte

Victoria Munro
Consultant
Deloitte

Bria Murphy, CFA, CA
Research analyst
Equium Capital Management Inc.

Jamal Nazari, PhD, CPA, CMA, CGA
Associate professor
Simon Fraser University

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

Isobel Alice O'Connell, MPA, CMC, PROSCI
Strategic partner
BRIDGE

Andrew Perro, RGD
Design director
Craib Design and Communications Inc.

Stephanie Poon, CFA
RBC Capital Markets

Marie-Josée Privyk, CFA, SIPC
Associate
Millani 

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

Jose Reyes Rueda
Associate
PwC

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

Umar Saeed, MAcc, CPA, CA
Principal, Public Sector Accounting Board
CPA Canada

Robyn Seetal, CPA, CA
Manager
Deloitte

Gregory Shields, CPA, CA
Retired

Peter Smalley
Independent consultant

Ross Smith, CPA, CA
Deputy director
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board

Susan J. Soprovich, B.Comms (Hons.), CPA, CMA
Principal
Phoenix Strategies

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

Darren Swanson, P.Eng./P.E., MPA, M.Sc.
Director
Novel Futures Corporation and Associate–International Institute for Sustainable Development

Stüssy Tschudin, RGD
Principal / Design director
Forge Media + Design

Natasha Tsoy
Associate
PwC

Brynn Vadala
Associate
PwC

Davinder Valeri, CPA, CA
Director, Strategy Risk and Performance Management, Research, Guidance and Support
CPA Canada

Megan Wallingford
Manager, Advisory Services
Sustainalytics

Mark Walsh, MBA, FCPA, FCA
Retired

Dave Warren, CPA, CA
Principal, Public Sector Accounting
CPA Canada

Viren Wong, CPA, PRM, MBA
Investor director
Maple Tree Financial Investment

Sarah Wraggett
Associate
PwC

Alex Young, CPA, CA
Partner
PwC

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

Judy Zhu
Associate
PwC

Sherrie Zhu, CFA, CPA, CGA
Director, Consolidation
CIBC