Board Director

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The Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB), Canada’s public company audit regulator charged with protecting the investing public’s interests, is seeking candidates for its board of directors.

CPAB’s board currently has ten directors.  Directors are appointed by the Council of Governors.  In accordance with the board’s composition requirements at least five directors must be non-accountant directors, at least three must be professional accountant directors and at least two must have non-audit regulatory experience or audit oversight regulatory experience.  In view of the current board composition and anticipated vacancies over the next few years, CPAB is looking for candidates with any of the above qualifications.

As a director, you will actively participate in board deliberations, providing credible stakeholder perspectives and constructive challenge of management, while striving for consensus building in the board’s overall oversight role.  You will attend board meetings (approximately five per year, four of which are usually held in Toronto) and serve on one board committee.

CPAB values diversity, equity and inclusion. To ensure breadth of expertise and calibre of directors, the board takes a skills-based approach to recruitment while also striving to identify candidates who are representative of the Canadian population.  Applicants are considered based on their relevant experience and knowledge, and candidates with senior management (C-suite), board, regulatory or regulatory/audit oversight experience are preferred.  Other qualifications being sought include experience with strategy and governance, and proficiency in both official languages is considered an asset.  The successful candidate will be collaborative and respectful, and a strong proponent of inclusion.


About CPAB

As Canada’s independent, public company audit regulator, CPAB oversees audits performed by registered public accounting firms. CPAB contributes to public confidence in the integrity of financial reporting and is committed to protecting Canada’s investing public.  CPAB promotes sustainable audit quality through proactive regulation, dialogue with domestic and international stakeholders, and practicable insights to inform capital market participants.  CPAB employs professionals across our offices in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

CPAB is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to ensure an applicant list that has greater representation from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, thereby reflecting Canada’s diverse population. Interested applicants can send their resume to Helen Mekonen by e-mailing  

Alternatively, apply through the “BIPOC Executive Search” app, which can be downloaded through the Apple Store or Google Play.

We thank everyone for their expression of interest—and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying—but with the limitations of time only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.