Ian P. Cameron, FCPA, FCA

Ian recently retired as the senior vice-president of finance and CFO of Methanex in Vancouver, where he’d established himself as a professional of high integrity, credibility, and acumen. He joined Methanex, a global producer and supplier of methanol, in 1993—working in a series of key finance roles before rising to CFO in 2003. For 20 years, Ian served on the multibillion-dollar company’s six-person executive team and oversaw its corporate finance function.

Under his leadership, Methanex implemented a complex, global, cloud-based ERP finance system. He also helped guide the company as it opened new plants in Louisiana, making Methanex one of the first companies to capitalize on the increased availability of affordable natural gas in the United States; to this day, the expansion continues to foster the company’s growth and sustainability efforts.

Ian is also renowned for his unwavering commitment to mentorship, having worked tirelessly to develop and promote the next generation of CPAs at Methanex, where his collaborative nature, strategic thinking, and clear communication style proved invaluable. In 2017, he received the CFO of the Year Award (Large Public Company category) from Business in Vancouver in recognition of his excellence in business and finance.

“Leadership is truly where Ian shines. Whether in the boardroom with investors, in the office with financial partners, or among meetings with Methanex’s worldwide partners, he knew how to convey complex financial concepts to any audience.”

– Jason Bower, CPA, CA, Audit Partner, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, KPMG Vancouver