Gary Hannaford became a member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) in January 2012. He was nominated by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), formerly the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Mr. Hannaford currently chairs the board’s Safeguards Task Force and is a member of the board’s Planning Committee and Long Association Task Force. Previously he chaired the Non-Assurance Services Task Force and the Emerging Issues Committee.
Mr. Hannaford was formerly the Chief Executive Officer for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba (and its predecessor organization, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba), which is the provincial regulatory body for CPAs in Manitoba, Canada. He retired from that role in June 2016.
Mr. Hannaford was also the Chair of CPA Canada’s Public Trust Committee (PTC), which is responsible for overseeing the regulatory structures and processes across provincial jurisdictions in Canada. The PTC’s goal is to achieve consistency between provincial CPA bodies in Canada and ensure that the processes and standards in Canada meet or exceed international standards.
A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Mr. Hannaford is a CPA, and a Fellow of the CPA Ontario and CPA Manitoba.