VANCOUVER, Jan. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Certified General Accountants Association
of British Columbia (CGA-BC) is pleased to announce its Board of Governors for
Candace Nancke, FCGA, has been elected Chair of the Board of
Governors for 2013. Mrs. Nancke is the Managing Partner with the
firm of Loren, Nancke & Company, Certified General Accountants in
North Vancouver and New Westminster. She joined the Board in 2009
and resides in Coquitlam.
David Sale, DipIT, MBA, FCGA, is the Association's First
Vice-Chair. Mr. Sale is a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic
University's School of Business. He first served on the Board
from 2006 to 2008 and was re-elected in 2010. In 2013 he will
chair the Association's Strategic Planning Committee and will be
CGA-BC's representative to CGA-Canada's National Education
Committee. Mr. Sale resides in Surrey.
Cindy Choi, BAccS, FCGA, is the Past-Chair and Treasurer. Ms.
Choi is a Partner with Chan Choi & Company, Certified General
Accountants in Victoria and serves on the provincial government's
Small Business Roundtable. She joined the Board in 2007 and
represents the Southern Vancouver Island region. She will chair
both the Association's Appeals and Practice Review Committees in
2013. Ms. Choi resides in Victoria.
Heather Banham, MBA, DBA, CGA, is Dean of Business Administration
and Commercial Aviation at Okanagan College. She was elected to
the Board in 2010 and represents the Kamloops Okanagan region.
She will chair the Association's Discipline Committee in 2013.
Ms. Banham resides in Kelowna.
Stanley Chang, BSc, MBA, CISA, CGA, is the Acting Director,
Credit Unions and Trusts in the Financial Institutions
Commission, Ministry of Finance. He is also the sole practitioner
of Stanley Chang, CGA, and an accounting instructor at Kwantlen
Polytechnic University. He was elected to the Board in 2011 and
represents the Lower Mainland region. He will serve on the
Association's Appeals Committee in 2013. Mr. Chang resides in
Han Donker, PhD, CGA, is a professor at the University of
Northern British Columbia. He represents the Northern Central
region. He will serve on the Association's Education Appeals
Committee in 2013. Mr. Donker resides in Prince George.
Brian Ellis, CGA, works in the Small/Medium Enterprises area for
the Canada Revenue Agency. He is newly elected to the Board and
represents the Lower Mainland region. Mr. Ellis resides in New
Brian Friedrich, BA, MEd, FCGA, is a Principal with Friedrich &
Friedrich Corporation in Surrey. He joined the Board in 2008 and
will serve on the Association's Audit Committee in 2013. Mr.
Friedrich resides in Surrey.
Mary Galaugher, CGA, is Chief Financial Officer and Manager,
Human Resources for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.
She joined the CGA-BC Board in 2011 and represents the Lower
Mainland region. She will chair the Association's Education
Appeals Committee in 2013. Ms. Galaugher resides in New
Rose Henri, BAccS, CGA, joined the Board in 2009 and represents
the East/West Kootenay region. She will chair the Association's
Honours & Awards Committee in 2013. Ms. Henri resides in
Keon Kwan, BA, DiplT, CFP, CFE, CPA (VT), CGA, is the owner of
Keon Kwan & Company, a public accounting firm in Burnaby. He
joined the Board in 2011 and represents the Lower Mainland
region. He will chair the Association's Audit Committee in 2013.
Mr. Kwan resides in Burnaby.
Michael McAdam, CGA, is President of Jigsaw Management Consulting
Ltd. He joined the Board in 2008 and represents the Lower
Mainland region. Mr. McAdam resides in Surrey.
Len Pietrzykowski, FCGA, is a Partner with Pietrzykowski Bay &
Associates Inc. in Courtenay. He is a Past-Chair of the
Association and represents the Northern Vancouver Island region.
Mr. Pietrzykowski resides in Royston.
C.Y. Tay, BBA, CGA, is Director of Finance and Administration
with PDG Investments in Vancouver. He joined the Board in 2008
and represents the Lower Mainland region. Mr. Tay resides in
Ursula Viney, CGA, is the Executive Director for the Consumer
Taxation Audit Branch of the Ministry of Finance. She was elected
to the Board in 2011 and represents the Lower Mainland region. In
2013 she will chair the Association's Finance Committee, serve on
the Audit Committee and be the Board representative to the CGA-BC
Educational Foundation. Ms. Viney resides in Chilliwack.
Guy Heywood, BA, MBA, was appointed Lay Board Member on May 2,
2008 by the provincial government. He has the responsibility of
serving the public's interest on the CGA-BC Board. He will serve
on the Appeals Committee in 2013. Mr. Heywood is Vice-President
of Business Development for Bank of Montreal.
Gordon Ruth, BA, FCGA, is CGA-BC's Chief Executive Officer and
serves as Secretary of the Board. Mr. Ruth resides in Burnaby.
Past-Chair Bruce Hurst, CFP, FCGA, of Surrey, as well as Connie Forrest,
DiplT, CGA, of Ladysmith and Brigitte Mettler, BBA, CGA, of Smithers, have
retired as members of the Board.
There are 15 elected members of the Board. These include ten from the Lower
Mainland and one each representing the Southern Vancouver Island Region, the
Northern Vancouver Island Region, the Northern Central Region, the Kamloops
Okanagan Region and the East/West Kootenay Region. In addition, there is one
Lay Board member who represents the public and is appointed by the provincial
As the province's largest professional accounting association, CGA-BC
represents nearly 15,000 CGAs and students. Members work in industry,
commerce, government and in public practice. The Association promotes the
excellence of its members and advances the accounting profession through
education, certification and the protection of the public interest.
CGA-BC leads the profession in the integration of ethics into its academic
program, and all new graduates of the CGA program are required to complete a
rules and standards course to complement an ongoing ethics requirement for
The Association also offers a wide range of employment services and programs
to its members, students and the business community. These services include
CGAjobs.org, a job postings website for finance and accounting professionals,
and the Partners in Employment Program (PEP), which recognizes organizations
that provide an effective working and training environment for CGAs and CGA
Edward Downing, Director of Communications Telephone: (604) 730-6208
SOURCE: Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia
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