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New Chair Appointed and Directors Re-elected

Jim SylphWe are pleased to announce that James M. Sylph was appointed Chair of CCAF's Board of Directors following the Annual General Meeting of Members held on September 20th.

Mr. Sylph, who has served on the Board since 2013, and as Vice-Chair for the past year, brings significant knowledge and many years of experience in auditing and accounting, recently through his work with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has been a long time member of CCAF. During his time on the CCAF Board, Mr. Sylph most recently served as Chair of the Governance Committee, and will no doubt continue to demonstrate thoughtfulness and diligence in the role of Chair of the Board.

A Special Thank You to Outgoing Chair – Brian Bost

Brian BostOn behalf of the CCAF Board and management, Mr. Sylph extended appreciation to Brian Bost, in acknowledgement of his dedication and support to the organization as Chair over the past three years. His tenure in the position saw the organization achieve a number of important milestones, most notably the development of the current strategic plan, and CCAF's transition under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. Mr. Bost will continue to serve as a member of the Board.

Re-elected Directors

In addition to Mr. Sylph, 3 Directors were re-elected at the AGM:

Salole Michel Samson Williams

Ron Salole
Member, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

Michel Samson, FCPA auditor, FCA
Auditor General
Ville de Québec

John Williams, FCGA
Member of Parliament (Canada) (retired)
Pres. Emeritus of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC)

The following distinguished members of the CCAF Board of Directors continue to serve with the above-noted – providing strategic direction and oversight to the organization in the coming year.

Cheng Kessels Lysyk

Nancy Cheng, FCPA, FCA
Assistant Auditor General
Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Bill Kessels, CPA, CA, CMC, CISA, CIA
Partner, Public Sector Risk Leader
Ernst & Young LLP

Bonnie Lysyk, MBA, CPA, CA, LPA
Auditor General of Ontario





Kim MacPherson, CA
Auditor General of New Brunswick

Ann Masson, M.P.A.
Independent Consultant and IPAC Associate
The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC)

Stuart Newton, CPA, CA
Comptroller General of British Columbia

Terry Paddon, CPA, CA
Auditor General of Newfoundland
& Labrador

Biographies for all Directors are available on our website.

Vice-Chairs Appointed & Committees Re-constituted

In addition to appointing Jim Sylph as new Chair, Directors appointed the following vice-chairs:

  • Bonnie Lysyk (Vice-Chair)
  • Ron Salole (Vice-Chair)

Board committees were also re-constituted. Member lists for each committee can be accessed here.