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Richard Olfert, Vice-Chair, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)


Terry LeBlanc, FCPA, FCGA, the outgoing Chair of the CPA Canada Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointments of Richard Olfert, FCPA, FCA, as Vice-Chair.

Richard Olfert brings 30 years of world-class financial insight to companies across Canada in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Mr. Olfert is part of Deloitte Canada’s National Executive Team, currently serving as the firm’s Chief Risk Officer, and formerly as Managing Partner of the Canadian audit business. He also provides strategic direction to the firm in the areas of audit quality and regulatory. He has been elected twice to Deloitte Canada’s Board of Directors, serving as Chair of the Board’s Finance Committee during both terms. Within the accounting profession, Mr. Olfert is a longstanding volunteer on behalf of CPA Manitoba, having chaired CPA education-related organizations nationally and in western Canada. He was awarded the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation in 2009 and attained the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2017.

About CPA Canada

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Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) represents the Canadian accounting profession, both nationally and internationally. Operating in the highly complex and global accounting ecosystem, CPA Canada is a convener, facilitator, contributor and disseminator of information that advances the profession. The organization works closely with the provincial, territorial and Bermudan CPA bodies to champion best practices that benefit business and society. With more than 217,000 members, CPA Canada is one of the largest national accounting bodies in the world. The organization supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards, advocates for economic and social development in the public interest, and develops leading-edge thought leadership, research, guidance and educational programs.

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