CPABC Board Election Process
Each year, the CPABC Board of Directors revisits its skills and diversity matrix to help identify gaps in representation and, accordingly, the most sought-after skills, attributes, and diversity for incoming board members. There is a formal process to vet potential new board members against the skills being sought by the board. It includes due diligence procedures and a review of submitted documentation, and may include interviews conducted with the assistance of an independent external consultant.
The purpose of the review is to identify to the membership those candidates who most closely align with what the board is seeking. Each candidate will have an initial discussion with the independent external consultant as submissions are received, and no later than May 5, to review the process and give the consultant the opportunity to learn more about the candidate’s background. Candidates may then be interviewed by members of the Board Renewal Committee and/or the independent external consultant between May 10-14 and/or May 17-18 depending on the number of candidates. Please hold these dates open in your calendar if you are planning to submit a nomination package.
It is the board’s goal to have, as much as is possible, a board whose members reflect the entirety of the membership, including such considerations as experience and diversity. In addition, the board will aim to have representation from a cross-section of industry sectors.
Voting for board positions and other regulatory matters will take place from June 2 to June 16, and the results will be announced at CPABC’s annual general meeting (AGM) on June 23, 2021, which will take place virtually. Formal notice of the CPABC AGM will be provided at a later date.