Ben Sander

Ben Sander

CPA Canada board member

Ben Sander, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D


  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Alberta, 1979
  • Institute of Corporate Directors designation, 2023
  • Chartered Accountant designation in 1984
  • Fellow Chartered Accountant, 2010


Ben joined the CPA Canada Board of Directors in September 2023.   

He was employed by the Grande Prairie, Alberta office of Campbell Sharp, a national chartered accounting firm, as a chartered accountant articling student until he joined the firm in 1981 and was admitted to partnership in 1987. He has the distinction of having served 40 years as a senior partner in a medium-sized regional public practice, with eight partners and three offices in Northern British Columbia and Alberta. 

Ben served for eight years on what is now CPA Insurance Plans West, helping to establish governance procedures and a formal investment policy.

Throughout his career, Ben served on a variety of boards in the community, including the BC Seniors Games, the BC Winter Games, Northern BC Winter Games, and the Northern Health Authority. In 2016, he served five years on the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia’s Board of Directors, and then an additional six years on the Board of Chartered Professional Accountants British Columbia (CPABC).

In September 2019, Ben was elected as Board Chair of CPABC. During his tenure, he also served on the Council of Chairs, participated in numerous committees, and was a member of the Western Regional Forum.

In 2022, he received the distinction of the Queen’s 70th Platinum Jubilee Medal in Community Service. Ben retired in January 2023, but continues to devote his time to his community service endeavors.