Transformative Leader Appointed as IFAC CEO-Designate
Kevin Dancey to Lead Global Accountancy Profession’s Voice at Time of Critical Change
IFAC—the International Federation of Accountants—announced today that, after an extensive global search, Mr. Kevin Dancey, FCPA, FCA—former President and Chief Executive Officer of CPA Canada—has been selected as IFAC’s next Chief Executive Officer. He will succeed current IFAC Chief Executive Officer, Fayez Choudhury, whose term expires at the end of the year.
Kevin has a long history of leadership in both the accountancy profession and public service. In addition to leading CPA Canada and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, he has served as PwC’s Canadian Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to the firm’s global merger with Price Waterhouse, Kevin was Coopers & Lybrand’s national tax practice leader. Beyond the profession, Kevin has served Canada’s citizens in a variety of public service roles. He currently chairs Finance Canada’s Departmental Audit Committee and is National Coordinator of the CPA Canada Martin Family Initiative, which mentors Canadian indigenous youth. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) in Mathematics & Economics from McMaster University.
“Kevin’s deep experience running large and complex membership organizations and an accountancy firm provides outstanding foundations to take IFAC forward,” IFAC President, Rachel Grimes said. “His leadership qualities, and his global relationships, will help ensure IFAC continues to grow its leadership role on the world stage.”
“To be selected as the next IFAC Chief Executive Officer is a singular honor—a career capstone,” said IFAC Incoming Chief Executive Officer Kevin Dancey. “Accountants positively influence the global economy in a multitude of ways. I’m looking forward to being a passionate advocate for the 3 million professional accountants represented by IFAC’s more than 175 member organizations in over 130 jurisdictions.”
“IFAC is a vital organization representing the interests of an essential profession,” said IFAC Chief Executive Officer Fayez Choudhury. “I’ve known Kevin for a number of years and I’m delighted that someone with his stature, acumen and experience will take IFAC forward.”
Mr. Dancey joins on May 14, 2018, and will work closely with Mr. Choudhury to ensure a seamless leadership transition.
IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is comprised of more than 175 members and associates in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing almost 3 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.