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Peter Tzanetakis, President, The Canadian Payroll Association

The Canadian Payroll Association Welcomes New President.

Sandra Morrison, CPM, CPHR, Chair of the Board of The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Tzanetakis as its new President, effective July 3, 2018. Peter comes to the CPA from The Financial Advisors Association of Canada (Advocis), where he served as Vice-President of Government and Corporate Relations. Peter brings with him more than 25 years of experience in government relations, public policy and business development in both the private and not-for-profit sectors.

In his new role as President of the CPA, Peter will engage CPA members, students, instructors, government stakeholders, key business partners and the academic community to advance the strategic objectives of the organization, ensuring the continued growth and success of the CPA.

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During his tenure with Advocis, Peter was responsible for working with government stakeholders to advocate on major public policy issues impacting financial advisors, as well as overseeing membership and business development of the association’s professional development platform.

Peter was previously Director, Economics and Statistics, with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Senior Manager, Tax Policy Services, at EY. As a consultant, Peter helped clients deal effectively with governments on a wide range of policy and regulatory issues. Other former roles include Director of Policy and Senior Economist at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Manager of International Trade Policy for the Federal Government’s International Trade Centre, and Economist at Industry Canada’s Policy Division.

Peter received his Bachelor of Arts, Honours Economics, from the University of Western Ontario in 1989, and earned his Master of Arts in Economics from Queen’s University in 1991.

Peter takes over from the former President of 18 years, Patrick Culhane, due to his planned retirement.

As the national association representing employers’ payroll needs since 1978, the CPA influences more than 500,000 payrolls annually, provides value to more than 41,000 payroll practitioners, and works with federal, provincial and territorial governments to ensure payroll legislation, regulations and administration are efficient and effective for all stakeholders.

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