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

As part of CPA Canada’s International team, Nancy is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight that builds the CPA brand and its influence around the world. Her work further supports the accounting professional globally all while promoting a vibrant CPA profession outside of Canada.

Nancy also oversees the expansion of CPA’s programs and services internationally, supports the development of professional accountancy organizations and their capacity at building initiatives, and provides opportunities for member engagement.

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. During unification of the accounting profession across Canada, Nancy was heavily involved with national committees who were tasked with building the foundation for unification negotiations, branding and marketing, and programs and certification standards.

Today, Nancy serves on the advisory board of Saint Mary’s University’s Sobey School of Business, the board of directors of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean, and is a technical advisor to the International Federation of Accountants’ Professional Accountancy Organization Development Committee and other for-profit and not-for-profit boards and committees.