Ron Royston, CPA, CA

By the time he retired from Grant Thornton’s partnership in 2009, Ron had been volunteering in both the profession and the community for decades.

Active with his legacy accounting body, ICABC, for 20 years, Ron applied his keen listening and problem-solving skills to the work of diverse committees and groups, including the Personnel and School of Accountancy committees and the Accounting for Government Subsidized Housing Group.

In the community, Ron provided critical leadership to the board of St. John Ambulance Canada (BC & Yukon) for more than 30 years. This included developing a governance model and integrated financial reporting process while chairing its Finance Committee. He also volunteered at the national level.

Even more extensive is Ron’s commitment to North Shore Rescue, which spans more than 50 years, 900 search and rescue missions, and long-standing (and ongoing) service as treasurer, through which he has ensured the team’s growth and financial security.

Ron’s numerous accolades for service include the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal, ICABC’s CA of the Year Award, the Order of St. John (Knight), and the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals.

“Ron’s guidance for the past 40 years as treasurer has provided the financial leadership that has greatly assisted the team in being one of the leading rescue teams in Canada.”

– Gerry Brewer, Retired City Manager, City of North Vancouver & Founding Member, North Shore Rescue