Nancy Foran, FCPA, FCMA, C.Dir

CPA Canada Vice-President, International

Nancy Foran, FCPA, FCMA, C.Dir.

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce, major in Accounting, 1992
  • Diploma in French studies, Centre International d’Études Françaises - Université Catholique de l’Ouest, 1993
  • Certified Management Accountant, 1996
  • Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada, 2010
  • Chartered Director Designation, The Directors College, 2012
  • Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors

Nancy leads CPA Canada’s International team, with responsibility for developing and implementing the international strategy, and providing oversight for building the CPA’s brand and influence around the world. With a focus on growing opportunities for collaboration and strategic partnerships, her work supports the development of the global accounting profession and provides opportunities for enhanced member engagement.  During unification of the accounting profession across Canada, Nancy was heavily involved with national committees tasked with building the foundation for unification negotiations, branding and marketing, and programs and certification standards.

Prior to joining CPA Canada, Nancy was CEO of the Society of Management Accountants (CMA) of Nova Scotia, Bermuda and the Caribbean, and led CMA’s expansion in the Caribbean while ensuring all strategic priorities were met domestically. She has also held senior accounting and executive roles in the engineering, manufacturing and high-tech sectors.

Today, Nancy serves on the advisory board of Saint Mary’s University’s Sobey School of Business, the board of directors of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC), is a technical advisor to the International Federation of Accountants’ Professional Accountancy Organization Development Committee (IFAC PAODC) and is involved with other for-profit and not-for-profit boards and committees.