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 promotes the CPA Canada brand and programs in the Caribbean. Her main responsibilities involve expanding CPA’s influence and support in developing economies in the Americas. She oversees all aspects of operations, including strategic direction, program execution, member engagement, sub-contractor management and staff development.

Prior to joining CPA Canada, Nancy was CEO of the Society of Management Accountants (CMA) of Nova Scotia, Bermuda and the Caribbean from 2006 to 2014. Nancy led CMA’s expansion in the Caribbean, while ensuring all strategic priorities were met domestically. She has 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 on national committees tasked with building the foundation for unification negotiations, branding and marketing, programs and certification standards. 

Nancy serves on the Advisory Board of Saint Mary’s University’s Sobey School of Business and the board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean. She is also a member of Financial Executives International.