FP Canada names next president and CEO

Incoming appointee set to bring significant leadership experience to role as Cary List retires on June 30

FP Canada names next president and CEO

FP Canada’s board of directors has announced Tashia Batstone as its incoming president and CEO, succeeding its long-time leader Cary List as he retires on June 30.

Batstone joins FP Canada with senior leadership experience at both the provincial and national level within the CPA profession.

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am delighted to welcome Tashia as FP Canada's next President & CEO,” said Brett Millard, chair of the FP Canada Board. “Given her depth of experience and leadership in growing the accounting profession, Tashia was the perfect choice to succeed Cary List at the helm of FP Canada.”

At the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, she led transformational change initiatives for the accounting profession both in Canada and internationally as senior vice president of External Relations and Business Development where. As vice president Education Services, she was instrumental in unifying the accounting profession and leading the development of the CPA Certification Program.

“I couldn't be more pleased that Tashia will be taking over at the helm upon my retirement from FP Canada,” said List. “I know her tremendous leadership skills, her passion for professionalization of financial planning, and her belief in our public interest mandate will serve FP Canada extremely well going forward.”

Before her time at CPA Canada, Batstone was CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador for five years. She also has extensive experience in board governance, serving on numerous non-profit boards including the Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), where she is currently vice chair.

“I am thrilled and honoured to join FP Canada at such an important point in the organization's evolution and I thank the board for their confidence in me," said Batstone. “Financial planning is more important to the lives of Canadians today than ever before and I look forward to working with my new colleagues at FP Canada who are dedicated to leading the advancement of professional financial planning in Canada.”

List will continue as president and CEO of FP Canada until Batstone assumes the role on May 3. From then until his retirement, List will remain with FP Canada as an advisor to Batstone during her onboarding and transition period.


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