CPABC Board of Directors Election 2021
2021 Call for Nominations - CPABC Board of Directors
In these unprecedented times of global change, the CPABC Board of Directors is looking for a diverse, accomplished, and forward-thinking group of candidates to bring a variety of perspectives and experiences to the boardroom.
In accordance with the Chartered Professional Accountants Act and the CPABC Bylaws, this is our formal notice that nominations for 2021-2024 board candidates are now being accepted. There are five positions open.
To maintain the minimum geographic representation requirements set out in Bylaw Regulation 200/2(2), at least one of these five vacant positions must be filled by a candidate from the Interior region. The remaining four vacancies may be filled by candidates from any region in the province, as the other geographical representation requirements set out in Bylaw Regulation 200/2(2) will be satisfied by incumbent board members who continue to serve.
The CPABC Board Renewal Committee has identified the following five competencies as areas where it would be beneficial to strengthen the expertise of the CPABC board:
- Visionary leadership to anticipate future changes;
- Risk and reputation management;
- Significant leadership experience, including strategy development and implementation;
- Public policy; and
- Future of education.
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.
The Board Nomination Form is now available at below. Nomination forms must be received electronically by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.