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  • Previously Treasurer and Corporate Secretary of The North West Company ("NWC") and Secretary-Treasurer of North West Company Fund.
  • Responsible for taxation, treasury, internal audit, property, insurance and corporate secretarial function of NWC.
  • Previously Senior Tax Manager with Price Waterhouse specializing in personal, corporate and commodity taxation.
  • At NWC responsible for implementing six major financing deals in five years, including the issuance of $122 million of senior bonds and warrants. Also led the negotiations pertaining to NWC's $182 million Plan of Arrangement to convert to a mutual fund trust as well as the negotiations for one of the first shared risk insurance programs implemented in the marketplace.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Manitoba (1979) - Dean's Honor List
  • Chartered Accountant Manitoba (1982)
  • Completion of the CICA In-Depth Tax Course
  • Elected Fellow of the Chartered Accountants by the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba (2007)


  • Author of numerous tax related articles and frequent lecturer on income and commodity tax matters
  • Instructor at the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' In-Depth Tax Course


  • Member of the Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Student Recruitment Committee and past member of the Members' Activities Committee
  • Past member of the Board of Directors of the Winnipeg Crime Stoppers Program as well as past Treasurer, Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Board
  • Past Treasurer and Vice-Chairman of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and past Chairman and founder of its Aboriginal Economic Development Committee
  • Member of the St. Andrew's Society
  • Current member of Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba and Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Past member of the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Chartered Accountants Foundation Inc.
  • Current member of the Board of Directors of DFK Canada
  • Current member of the board of Directors and Treasurer for the Winnipeg Humane Society
  • Current chairman of the Winnipeg Humane Society Foundation


  • Recipient of award for 10 years of outstanding leadership from the Winnipeg Crime Stoppers Program (1984 - 1994)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Manitoba Crime Prevention Award 1994
  • Winnipeg Police Service Outstanding Citizen Award for volunteer activities 1994
  • Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Director of the Year Award 1997-1998

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