Canada’s Kevin Dancey named as next IFAC chief

5 Mar 18

The International Federation of Accountants has named Kevin Dancey as its next chief executive officer.

Kevin DanceyDancey (pictured right) is a former president and chief executive officer of Chartered Professional Accountants Canada and will succeed Fayez Choudhury, whose term of office expires at the end of the year.

The two will work in tandem from May until Choudhury’s departure.

Dancey has been PwC's Canadian senior partner and chief executive officer and was earlier national tax practice leader for the former Coopers & Lybrand firm.

Beyond his professional roles Dancey chairs Finance Canada’s departmental audit committee and is national coordinator of the CPA Canada Martin Family Initiative, which mentors Canadian indigenous youth.

IFAC president Rachel Grimes said: “Kevin's deep experience running large and complex membership organisations and an accountancy firm provides outstanding foundations to take IFAC forward.

“His leadership qualities, and his global relationships, will help ensure IFAC continues to grow its leadership role on the world stage.”

Dancey described his appointment as “a singular honour – a career capstone”.

He added: “Accountants positively influence the global economy in a multitude of ways.

“I’m looking forward to being a passionate advocate for the three million professional accountants represented by IFAC's more than 175 member organisations in over 130 jurisdictions.”

Photo: Margaret Mulligan via CPA

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