Photographic portrait of Fred O'Riordan
Today’s uncertain and challenging business climate requires having trusted, informed advisors on the implications of policy developments to help drive the best course forward.

Fred O’Riordan

EY Canada National Leader, Tax Policy

Seasoned economist. Tax administrator. Practitioner. Passionate advocate for Canadian material culture and architectural preservation.

As EY Canada’s Tax Policy leader, Fred assists and advises global companies on how to work effectively with the Canada Revenue Agency to manage tax risk and controversy issues. He plays a significant thought leadership role for the Canadian firm in the areas of global tax policy and tax controversy. Fred is also the Leader of EY Canada's Economics and Analytical Services practice, which provides a wide range of economic and statistical advisory services to private and public-sector clients.

He joined EY in 2010 after an accomplished 33-year career in the Canadian federal public service, the last 20 years of which he served in various senior executive roles with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Fred is a member and former councillor of the Canadian branch of the International Fiscal Association and a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Association for Business Economics. He’s served as a consultant to the IMF and been a frequent speaker and moderator at domestic and international tax conferences.

He holds a B.A. Honours (Economics) from Queen’s University and an M.A. (Economics) from Western University.

How Fred is building a better working world

“Regardless of the specific issue, problem or context, I always see my role in terms of advising business clients on how to maximize their potential for success and advising government clients on how to create the business climate, conditions and public policies that best support the realization of that potential.”

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