Michele Wood-Tweel, FCPA, FCA

CPA Canada Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs

Michele Wood-Tweel, FCPA, FCA


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Cum Laude), Saint Mary’s University, 1983
  • Chartered Accountant, 1985
  • Fellow Chartered Accountant, 2007
  • Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law, Saint Mary’s University, 2015


Reporting to the chair of the Public Trust Committee, Michele is responsible for providing staff support to the Council of Chief Executive’s Public Trust Committee, including its various committees, task forces and working groups. This also includes supporting the development of common regulatory structures and processes that are at least as robust as international standards in appropriate areas of regulation for all provincial and territorial CPA bodies.

Before joining CPA Canada, Michele was the CEO and executive director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia (ICANS) and prior to that role, she practised with KPMG LLP in Halifax for over 20 years. While at ICANS, she also served on the CPA profession’s Council of Chief Executives and was chair of the CPA Professional Learning and Development Strategy Committee.

Always active in her community, Michele is Chair of the Board of Governors at Sacred Heart School of Halifax and serves on the Board of Directors of EfficiencyOne. She has also served on the Boards of the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission, The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Society, Halifax Chamber of Commerce, Halifax International Airport Authority and the IWK Health Centre Foundation. Michele is a past member and Chair of the Board of Governors of Saint Mary’s University.