The board of Directors for Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) has appointed Pamela Steer as incoming CEO, assuming her leadership duties from 19 April 2022.

Steer has previously worked in the technology and financial services industries, including publicly traded, private and regulated entities in Canada and abroad. She was named a Fellow of the profession in 2016 and was honored as Canada’s CFO of the Year in 2019. She is also an active board executive and a founding member of both the Accounting for Sustainability CFO Leadership Network in Canada and of the advisory board for the Institute for Sustainable Finance.

Commenting on her appointment Steer said: “I want to thank the CPA Canada board for putting its trust and confidence in me. The profession’s future is filled with opportunity as we demonstrate leadership and adapt to continuous change in the global economy.”

CPA Canada board chair Richard Olfert said: “Pamela brings a wealth of experience that will guide CPA Canada as it moves into the next chapter of its journey working with our provincial, territorial and Bermudian partners to provide leadership for the Canadian CPA profession. She was selected because of her exceptional track record in transforming organizations, building positive cultures, promoting sustainability, and fostering strong relationships rooted in trust, transparency and collaboration.”