Martha Thomas, CPA, CA, Chair, CPA Education Foundation
As the Board Chair, I am honoured and excited to lead an exceptional board of people who share a collective passion and dedication towards advancing excellence in accounting education in BC. Education is a key part of economic and social development in a world that is facing exponential rates of change. As we enter the world of Artificial Intelligence, and manage the uncertainty, I am hopeful that we will find ways to use it in a way that helps to further advance education and innovation in BC and Canada.
I would like to thank the outgoing Chair, Keri Norrie FCPA, FCA, CGA, for her ongoing support and exceptional leadership both on the board and off. I aspire to meet the bar she set in upholding the CPAEF’s standards for integrity and ethics. On behalf of the CPAEF, I want to Thank everyone who has and continues to support the foundation’s mission to advance accounting education in BC.
Martha Thomas, CPA, CA
Enhancing the quality and quantity of students entering the profession
Sponsoring relevant and practical research
Stimulating the on-going educational experience of CPABC’s members and students
Martha Thomas, CPA, CA; Chair
James Ferguson, CPA, CA; Vice Chair
Kai Bauman, CPA, CA; Secretary
Nathan Wong, CPA, CGA; Treasurer
Matthew Kington, CPA, CA; Board Member
Philip Jaling, CPA; Board Member
Elizabeth Jackson, MBC, CPHR; Public Representative
Claire Wang, CPA, CGA; Board Member
Alexander Stedman, FCPA, FCA; CPABC Board Liaison
Doug Eveneshen, CPA, CGA; Board Member
Mallory Denniston, CPA, CA; Board Member
Sandra Chamberlain, CPA, CMA; Board Member
Lori Mathison, FCPA, FCGA; Executive Director
The Chartered Professional Accountants’ Education Foundation of BC (CPAEF) was constituted on November 27, 2015, as a non-profit foundation. It comprises three legacy charitable entities: the Chartered Accountants Education Foundation of BC, the Certified General Accountants of BC Educational Foundation, and the Certified Management Accountants Society of BC Scholarship Fund, which all shared a mandate to support business and accounting education across the province.
The CPAEF’s goal is to advance accounting education in BC by enhancing the quality and quantity of students entering the profession, sponsoring relevant and practical research, and stimulating the on-going educational experience of members and students of CPABC.