Tashia Batstone, MBA, FCPA, FCA Education and qualifications Bachelor of Commerce (co-op) (Honours), 1991 Chartered Accountant, 1993 Certified Public Accountant (U.S.), 2002 Master in Business Administration, 2007 Fellow Chartered Accountant (NL), 2011 Fellow Chartered Accountant (Ontario), 2013 Tashia is responsible for providing strategic direction and operational oversight to the leadership teams of Precertification Education, Professional Learning and Development, Research Guidance and Support, International, and Corporate Citizenship to ensure high performance in the achievement of business objectives and initiatives. Tashia’s key responsibility is to expand CPA Canada’s stakeholder relationships in Canada and internationally, develop business opportunities within existing and new channels, and promote market brand activities to enhance the vision of the CPA designation as a pre-eminent, globally respected business and accounting designation. Tashia has also been appointed as technical advisor on the International Federation of Accountants board and serves as a member of IFAC's Technical Advisory Committee. In her previous role as vice-president, Education Services, Tashia played a leading role in the development of the new CPA certification program that builds on the best of the legacy education programs (Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Certified General Accountant). Prior to joining CPA Canada, Tashia served for five years as CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador (ICANL), and was chair of the Professional Learning Committee for the legacy CA profession. In addition to her professional activities, Tashia serves as treasurer and trustee on the board of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and on the audit committee of the Anglican Foundation of Canada.