Richard Rees was president and CEO of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia from December 2013 to March 2017, having served as CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC since 1999. Prior to that he was CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon for nine years.
Richard chairs the national Council of Chief Executives for the Canadian CPA profession, and has had extensive involvement in the profession’s certification education, professional development, and international professional recognition programs.
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Richard has been widely recognized for his professional leadership, including a national Top 40 Under 40 Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the CA profession. He is also active in the community, currently serving as a director and finance and audit chair of PROOF, a biomarker development program based at St. Paul’s Hospital.