Title: IFAC Board Technical Advisor for Sheila Fraser
Tashia Batstone, FCPA, FCA, MBA, is Senior Vice President, External Relations and Business Development at CPA Canada, responsible for providing strategic direction and operational oversight to the leadership teams of Precertification Education, Professional Learning and Development, Research Guidance and Support, International, and Corporate Citizenship to ensure high performance in the achievement of business objectives and initiatives. Her key responsibility is in expanding CPA Canada’s stakeholder relationships in Canada and internationally, developing business opportunities within existing and new channels, and promoting market brand activities to enhance the vision of the CPA as a pre-eminent, globally respected business and accounting designation.
In her previous role as Vice-President, Education Services, Ms. Batstone played a leading role in the development of the new CPA certification program that builds on the best of the legacy education programs (CA, CMA, CGA). Prior to joining CPA Canada, she served as CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador (ICANL) for five years, and was Chair of the Professional Learning Committee for the legacy CA profession.
In addition to her professional activities, Ms. Batstone serves on the Advisory Board of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of Business and holds audit and finance positions on the boards of a number of not-for-profit organizations.