Cathy Russell

Cathy Russell

CPA Canada board member

Cathy Russell, CPA, CA


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, York University
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA)


Cathy joined the CPA Canada Board of Directors in September 2020.

She is a partner of PwC Canada, based in the Toronto office with over 30 years of experience with the firm. Cathy is currently the National SDC Operations Leader for PwC Canada, overseeing the use of service delivery centres both globally and in Canada. In addition, she is a board member of PwC’s multi-territory delivery centre located in Kolkata, India.

As an Assurance practice partner, Cathy has extensive experience serving both public and private companies in a wide range of industries. Over her career at PwC, she also has had the opportunity to serve as the PwC Canada Assurance Strategy and Operations Leader, the National Human Capital Leader for the Assurance line of service, the National Public Sector Assurance Leader, and as a member of the Canadian Assurance Leadership Team. 

Cathy was an elected member of the of the CPA Ontario Council until September 2020 and has served as treasurer, secretary, chair of the Audit Committee, chair of the Finance Committee and chair of the Human Resources Committee over her terms on Council.