Our global organization

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At EY we have one strong global leadership team that sets one single global strategy and agenda.

To ensure we are efficient and effective, we have organized our legal entities into 28 similarly sized business units, called Regions, in terms of both people and revenues. These Regions, almost all of which are purposely not single countries, are grouped into four geographic Areas:

  • Americas
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe, Middle East, India and Africa
  • Japan

This structure is streamlined – it allows us to make decisions quickly, and ensures that we execute our strategy and provide exceptional client service wherever in the world our clients do business.

Our Global Executive

The Global Executive is our highest management body and focuses on strategy, execution and operations. Its membership brings together all the elements of our global organization, including the leaders of our geographic Areas and service lines.

Our Americas Executive Board

The Americas Executive Board (AEB) is the top decision-making body of the Americas Area, with accountability for executing strategy, including market leadership and growth, partner and people matters, quality and risk management.

Meet our Canadian leaders

Through the breadth and depth of their collective experience – professionally and in their communities – the leaders of EY Canada reflect the strength of our global network and the diversity of our global culture. 

EY - Trent Henry Trent Henry
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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    Trent Henry is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EY in Canada. Prior to taking on the role of Chairman and CEO in July 2010, he was managing partner of EY’s Canadian Tax practice (2008–2010), joining the Canadian Executive Committee at that time. He led EY's International Tax practice from 2004 until 2008, and was a member of the Canadian Tax Desk in New York from 1999 until 2001.

    Trent joined EY in 1989 after earning his bachelor of business administration from the University of Prince Edward Island. He was admitted to the firm’s partnership in 1998. A chartered accountant, Trent was named a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 2009.

    Trent is a member of the Board of the Sunnybrook Foundation, serving as Treasurer and chairing the Audit and Finance Committee. He is a member of the Board of Pathways to Education Canada and is the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.

EY - Jad Shimaly Jad Shimaly
Managing Partner, Advisory
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    Jad was appointed Managing Partner, Advisory, in 2015, and is a member of our Executive Committee. Jad leads a team of Partners and executives across the country focused on delivering business outcomes and value to our clients. Prior to this role, Jad led the Performance Improvement practice in Canada since 2011, and served as the Global client service partner and Advisory account leader on some of our firm's largest clients.

    Jad has more than twenty years of business experience both in industry and consulting. He joined EY in Cleveland in 2000, and transferred to the Toronto office in 2001 where he played a key role in building and growing our Canadian Advisory practice. He was admitted to the partnership in 2007. Before joining EY, he held numerous positions in the finance and supply chain functions of a US Fortune 250 consumer products company. Jad has extensively advised clients across sectors on a range of strategic process improvement/transformation and IT-enabled business change initiatives, driving business value across the organizations.

    Jad has a MBA from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Notre Dame University.

EY - Tom Kornya Tom Kornya
Managing Partner, Assurance
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    Tom has served as Managing Partner, Assurance Services since October 2011 and is a member of the Executive Committee. Tom leads a team of over 150 partners focused on providing high-quality industry-focused assurance services to public, private and government clients. Prior to this role, Tom was the Managing Partner for the Greater Toronto Area. Tom has served on EY’s Canadian Partnership Board and the Americas Partner Advisory Council. He was also the global co-ordinating partner on one of EY Global’s largest financial services client engagements.

    Tom is a member of the International Accounting Standards Board Insurance Committee, where he provides advice on International Financial Reporting Standards. He is also a member of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions’ Insurance Auditor’s Advisory Committee, and is a board member at Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation.

    Prior to rejoining the firm, Tom was involved in the private equity industry.

EY - Alycia Calvert Alycia Calvert
Managing Partner, Tax
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    Alycia has been with the firm for more than 20 years, and was appointed Managing Partner, Tax, in 2014. She also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. Previously, Alycia made a big impact as EY’s Transaction Tax Leader.

    She has worked in several EY offices, including London, Calgary and Toronto. Alycia has in-depth experience with the structuring of royalty trusts and income funds, acquisitions of Canadian public and private corporations, advising on post-acquisition restructuring and the provision of tax due diligence services. She serves on the executive committee of the Canadian Tax Foundation and is a Technical Editor for CA Magazine.

EY - Murray McDonald Murray McDonald
Managing Partner, Transaction Advisory Services
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    Murray has served as Managing Partner, Transaction Advisory Services since 2003 and is a member of the Executive Committee. He also leads our Restructuring practice, a role he has held since 1999. Murray joined the firm in 1982 and became a partner in 1993. In addition to being a CA, Murray is a licensed trustee in bankruptcy. He has acted for lenders, debtors and bondholders in several large corporate restructurings in Canada and has extensive cross-border restructuring experience.

EY - Jay Hutchison Jay Hutchison
Managing Partner, Accounts and Markets
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    Jay has served as Managing Partner, Accounts and Markets, since 2014, serving previously as Tax Managing Partner (2010-2014.) He is a member of the Executive Committee. He was previously the Canadian and central market leader for Tax. Over the course of his career, Jay has assumed various leadership responsibilities, including acting as market leader for our Calgary office (2007–10) and Canadian Human Capital leader (2004–06). Jay also served as a member of our Canadian Partnership Board and our Americas and Global Advisory Councils.

    Jay has served as the Global client service partner and Tax account leader on some of our firm’s largest accounts. He has extensive experience providing tax and advisory assistance to clients operating in complex global environments.

    Jay is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society. He has also been a frequent public speaker on several issues, including the tax considerations related to IFRS adoption.

EY - Ross Pearman Ross Pearman 
Managing Partner, Quality & Risk management
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    Ross is the Managing Partner for Quality & Risk Management (Q&RM). He leads a team of 25 professionals that is responsible for protecting EY from the risks that arise from its professional practice. The team provides coordinated advice and assistance on independence, conflicts, regulatory and risk management issues. By overseeing the operation and monitoring of key Q&RM processes and tools, the team manages risks facing the firm and supports our service line professionals in delivering service quality to clients.

    Prior to this role, Ross served as a senior partner in the Toronto office’s financial services assurance practice for over 20 years and was the leader of the Asset Management Services practice for seven of these years. Over these years, he was responsible for providing financial reporting and assurance services to financial service industry clients, particularly in the asset management and insurance sectors. He also served as the Senior Client Service Partner responsible for advising client service partners across country on matters related to corporate governance and the effects of new legislation.

EY - Stephen Shea Stephen Shea
Managing Partner, Talent
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    Stephen is the Managing Partner, Talent for EY in Canada. He is responsible for leading all facets of the firm’s people strategy for both partners and staff.

    He also leads our firm’s relationships as the Global Coordinating Partner for two of our largest Canadian clients in the resource sector. He has extensive experience in the life science, healthcare and resource sectors.

    Throughout Stephen’s 21 year career he has excelled as a client service partner in both the Audit and most recently the Advisory practice of the firm. He has provided leadership through counselling and mentoring to people within the firm at all levels.

EY - Sylvain Vincent Sylvain Vincent
Managing Partner, Quebec
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    Sylvain Vincent is Managing Partner for Quebec, overseeing our business in Montréal and Québec City. Sylvain joined our firm in 1979 and earned his CA in 1981. He became a partner in 1990. From 1995 until 2007, Sylvain led our Québec transaction advisory services group. In 2007 he was named Managing Partner of our Québec offices. In 1999, the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec elected him as a Fellow.

    Sylvain serves on the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal’s board of directors, and he has led several highly successful campaigns to raise funds for Québec universities. Sylvain is also an honorary patron of the Pacific Path Institute, an organization committed to preventing school violence.

EY - Eric F. Rawlinson Eric F. Rawlinson
Managing Partner, Greater Toronto Area
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    Eric assumed the role of Managing Partner of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in 2011. Prior to this role, Eric worked on our GTA leadership team as the Advisory Services Leader.

    Eric joined EY in the assurance practice and then moved into management-consulting where he became a partner. After spending four years with Cap Gemini, Eric rejoined EY in the Business Risk Services area and has since played an instrumental role in rapidly growing our advisory practice. Eric has led our Performance Improvement business in Canada as well as our Advisory Services practice for Central Canada since 2008. Throughout the years, he has held numerous significant client account responsibilities.

EY - Kent Kaufield Kent Kaufield 
Managing Partner, Calgary 
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    Kent is our Calgary Office Managing Partner. Kent was previously the Managing Partner of our Edmonton office and has also served as leader of various practices: Western Canadian Advisory Services (2008–11), Canadian Information Technology Risk Advisory Practice (2007–10), Western Canadian Technology Risk Services (2004–07) and Canadian Securities and Technology (2003–04).

    Kent has over 20 years’ experience delivering advisory and assurance services, both as a professional services advisor and in industry as a member of senior management.
    He has assisted public and private organizations in areas such as IT advisory, risk management, internal audit co-sourcing, strategic planning and entity-wide governance issues.

EY - Fiona Macfarlane Fiona Macfarlane
Managing Partner, British Columbia;
Chief Inclusiveness Officer

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    Fiona was named Managing Partner, Vancouver and Western Canada in January 2011. She also assumed the role of Chief Inclusiveness Officer at the same time. For the past year, Fiona was Managing Partner, People, and prior to that she served as Americas Chief Operating Officer, Tax. Fiona joined EY’s South African firm in 1983, immigrated to Canada to join our Calgary Tax practice in 1987 and relocated to Vancouver two years later to build our Western Canadian commodity tax practice. Fiona became a partner in 1991 and was appointed Managing Partner of our Canadian Tax practice in 2005 — the first woman among the Big Four firms to hold such a position.

    Fiona is a member of the Executive Committee and is a Governor of the British Columbia Business Council. Fiona is also on the Board of Directors of the Canada Forum of the International Women’s Forum. She was previously a member of the cabinet of Pathways to Education™, an organization that helps young people in disadvantaged areas to complete their high school and post-secondary education.

EY - Jim Lutes Jim Lutes 
Managing Partner, Atlantic Canada
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    With over 30 years of experience in strategic advisory and operations, Jim is the Managing Partner of Atlantic Canada and leads our mergers & acquisitions group. He is also the leader of our Atlantic Canada Structured Finance practice. Jim is the former National Director of our health and life sciences and consumer products corporate finance group in Toronto, and the former President and COO of a large manufacturing business with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. Jim has extensive financial advisory and transaction experience in the real estate and construction, manufacturing and distribution, and technology industries. He is a CPA, CA in Ontario and a CA in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and holds the Corporate Finance (CF) qualification in Canada, England and Wales. Jim is also a certified exit-planning advisor in North America, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (cum laude) from Dalhousie University.

EY - Alan Smith Alan Smith 
Chief Financial Officer and Partner
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    Alan Smith is the Chief Financial Officer and a Partner of EY. He has responsibility for the Firm's Finance and Administrative teams. Alan is a Chartered Accountant and worked with clients in the Firm's Assurance and Corporate Finance practices prior to becoming Controller in 1992. He was appointed as CFO in 2000.

EY - Doris Stamml Doris Stamml 
Chief Legal Counsel
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    Doris obtained her LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1985. She joined EY’s General Counsel’s Office in 1988 after a few years practising corporate and commercial law at a downtown Toronto law firm. Doris is a member of the Executive Committee. As EY’s Chief Legal Counsel, Doris currently leads a group of eight lawyers who provide legal support on a wide range of issues including litigation, regulatory compliance and risk management, governance, contracts and policy matters, mergers and acquisitions, and employment law. Doris is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

EY - Charles-Antoine St-Jean Charles-Antoine St-Jean 
Government & Public Sector Leader
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    With more than 35 years of professional experience in accounting, financial management, governance and strategy, Charles-Antoine St-Jean is the National Leader for Government and Public Sector at EY. In his current role, he advises clients across Canada and abroad on strategic, governance and risk management, and leads the development of the Canadian practice across all service lines, ranging from audit, advisory, tax, transactions, forensic and strategy.

    Over the years, he’s served on various not-for-profit organization boards. He’s currently a Governor of the University of Ottawa, member of the Executive and Governance Committees and Chair of the Audit Committee. He’s a member of the International Advisory Board to the McGill University Rossy Cancer Network, and also a member of the System Quality Advisory Committee for Heath Quality Ontario.

    He received his FCA designation from both the Quebec Order and Ontario Institute of CPA, and received the honorary CIPFA designation from the UK Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy for the body of his work. He also received the Trudeau Medal from University of Ottawa in recognition of his professional and charitable work.