A message from Trent Henry, Canadian Chairman and CEO
These are exciting times for us at EY. We’ve refreshed our brand globally with a bold new logo and clear statement of our purpose. We’re off to a strong start in achieving the long-term goals we’ve set for ourselves, with impressive growth across our business and a wide array of new opportunities. And we’re getting ready for our biggest celebration ever in 2014 — our 150th anniversary in Canada!
As our alumni, you’ve played an integral role in making us who we are today, and I hope you’ll feel the same pride as we do in marking 150 years serving Canadian business — and beyond. A century and a half is a rare milestone for an organization — we’re older than the country itself — and a testament to the hard work and vision of the men and women who have contributed so much to build our business over the years.
In the following pages, you’ll see how we’re living our purpose, and read inspirational stories of alumni who are also helping build a better world in a variety of ways.
Toronto alum Bruce McDonald shares his thoughts on what it takes to be a CFO of a major global corporation, especially in dire economic times, and why transparency is key to keeping customers and stakeholders happy.
Cindy and Garnet Amundson in Calgary are an alumni couple who are devoting their combined energy to Canada’s oil patch in very different ways, but one thing they share is that they both attribute their success to their EY experience and connections.
On the West Coast, Colette Rustad is bringing her global mindset to her role overseeing Goldcorp’s vast mining network throughout the Americas and helping the mineral giant achieve sustainability in a volatile market.
And retired EY Vice Chairman Alain Benedetti talks about why people are the most important element to everything — and why effective boards are built on a solid foundation of firm values.
These stories showcase just a few of the thousands of fantastic people who have contributed to EY’s success in Canada for nearly 150 years, and it’s no wonder that we’re able to celebrate this remarkable milestone with so many high-calibre men and women who make up the EY family.
While we’re celebrating our history, we’re firmly focused on our future — and more optimistic than ever about how we can influence the world for the better.
I wish you and yours all the very best for a warm, happy and festive holiday season, and I look forward to connecting with you again in 2014.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer