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Carol Wilding

Carol Wilding, FCPA, FCA

President & Chief Executive Officer

Carol Wilding was appointed by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario's Council as the President and CEO in October 2014. In her role, Ms. Wilding leads the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario’s more than 92,000 CPAs and 21,000 students. CPA Ontario serves the public interest by developing, monitoring and enforcing the highest standards of professional competence and ethical conduct.

The former head of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation and Plan Canada respectively, Ms. Wilding was awarded the Public Affairs Association of Canada’s 2011 Award of Distinction and named to the Top 100™ list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for 2010 for her leadership in the not-for-profit sector. Ms. Wilding was also named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence™ in 2014. Ms. Wilding currently serves as a Director on the Boards of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation and the Luminato Festival.

Elizabeth Cowie

Elizabeth Cowie

Vice-President, General Counsel

Elizabeth Cowie leads the Office of the General Counsel, which provides internal legal support to ensure the organization meets its mandate to protect the public interest and its legal and regulatory requirements, including adjudicative committees, privacy, member meetings and corporate matters. Her career includes senior positions at the Law Society of Upper Canada, York Regional Police, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, and she is a former Assistant Crown Attorney.


Kelly Gorman CPA, CA

Executive Vice-President, Regulatory & Standards

Kelly Gorman leads the Registrar, Practice Inspection, Member Advisory Services, Standards Enforcement, and Investigation and Prosecutions teams, a role that is crucial to CPA Ontario's protection of the public interest. Prior to joining CPA Ontario Kelly served as Deputy Director of Enforcement and the first Chief of the Office of the Whistleblower at the Ontario Securities Commission. Her extensive background as a policy advisor to those charged with governance will continue to ensure the integrity of the CPA profession in Ontario.


Craig Smith

Vice-President, Member Services

Craig Smith, Vice-President, Member Services, leads the corporate functions of Member Experience and Professional Development in support of CPA Ontario’s strategy. He champions the members across the organization, bringing the member lens to business planning and cross-functional initiatives. He oversees the strategy and delivery of our member engagement initiatives, including our professional development offerings, member benefit programs, member communities, career services and associations support. Prior to joining CPA Ontario, Craig worked in senior leadership roles with large telecom and financial services organizations, including Capital One, Rogers and Bell.

Tara Berze

Tara Berze

Vice-President, Marketing & Communications

As the leader of the Marketing & Communications team, Tara is responsible for marketing, corporate communications, digital, branding and sponsorships. Tara works with her team to build campaigns that elevate and illustrate our brand and purpose. Tara has worked closely with CPAs throughout her career in senior-level marketing roles at two of the world’s leading professional services firms.