Presenters

Lori Mathison is president and CEO of CPABC, leading the organization’s Executive Management Committee and representing the province on the national Council of Chief Executives for the Canadian CPA profession. Previously, she was the managing partner of the Vancouver office of Dentons Canada LLP, where she was a partner in Dentons' Tax Law group.  Lori is a Governor and a Past Chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. She sits on the Strategic Advisory Board of the Counter Illicit Finance Alliance, the Board of the CPA Western School of Business, the Faculty Advisory Board of the UBC Sauder School of Business, and the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the UBC Centre for Business Law.

Karen Horcher was elected as chair of the CPABC Board of Directors in 2021. Through her company Hedge Rho Management Inc., she has provided operational and strategic consulting in treasury and corporate finance since 2005. With a background in capital markets and risk, she has streamlined international financial operations, developed controls and risk processes, and guided strategic reviews. Karen has taught finance and accounting professionals in several countries, and spent several years as faculty in an executive education program at the University of North Carolina. She is a member of CPA Canada’s Advisory Board for Sustainable Businesses, and a board director with the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink).

Jessica McKeachie is CPABC’s Senior Advisor, Public Interest. Previously, she worked as the head of public affairs for a large not-for-profit as well as an administrative and commercial lawyer. Currently, her focus at CPABC is on issues of public interest, including anti-money laundering.

Rosemary McGuire is a Director with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) overseeing research, guidance, and thought leadership initiatives related to external reporting and capital markets with a deep focus on climate change, sustainable finance, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting. In her role, she provides CPA Canada members with guidance on the application of accounting standards and regulatory reporting requirements. She also leads CPA Canada’s response to corporate reporting proposals from government, regulators, standard setters and other bodies.

Prior to joining CPA Canada, Rosemary worked in PwC’s National Accounting Consulting Services group advising clients on complex accounting, assurance and financial reporting matters under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Canadian and US GAAP.

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