Canada’s CFO of the Year™ 2013 award nominations now open

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TORONTO, October 1, 2012— Nominations are now being accepted at for the 2013 Canada's CFO of the Year Award. The presenting sponsors for the 2013 award are Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada), PwC and Robert Half. Now in its 11th year, the award honours the quality, insight, direction and leadership of Canada's senior financial leaders. Nominations close on December 21, 2012.

Candidates from any business sector may be nominated by CEOs, corporate directors, financial analysts and other senior executives. An independent selection committee, comprising some of Canada's most prominent business leaders, will select the award winner. The recipient of Canada's CFO of the Year Award will be honoured at a gala dinner in May 2013.

“Financial executives are at the centre of managing business risks, while also fostering innovation to improve corporate reporting and overall organizational performance,” said Michael Conway, Chief Executive and National President of FEI Canada. “They work with fellow executive team members to lead their organization to success by thinking strategically.”

Previous recipients of Canada’s CFO of the Year Award include:

  • 2012 – Colleen Johnston, Group Head Finance and Chief Financial Officer, TD Bank Group
  • 2011 – Gordon Maron, Executive Vice President, (former Chief Financial Officer) PCL Construction Holdings Ltd.
  • 2010 – Richard Bird, Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Development, Enbridge Inc.
  • 2010 – Cynthia Devine, Chief Financial Officer, Tim Hortons Inc.
  • 2009 – David Garofalo, President and CEO, HudBay Minerals Inc. (former Chief Financial Officer, Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.)
  • 2008 – Bruce Waterman, EVP, International Development (former Chief Financial Officer), Agrium Inc.
  • 2007 – Marvin Romanow, former CEO and Chief Financial Officer, Nexen Inc.
  • 2006 – Karen Maidment, former Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, BMO Financial Group
  • 2005 – Claude Mongeau, CEO (former Chief Financial Officer), CN
  • 2004 – Peter Rubenovitch, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Manulife Financial Group
  • 2003 – Peter W. Currie, former Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of RBC Financial Group

“The CFO of an organization is critical in bringing strong financial management skills within an environment of sound corporate governance and ethical business conduct,” said Gino Scapillati, National Managing Partner, PwC. “We look forward to another winner being added to this celebrated list of award recipients.”

Kathryn Bolt, Canadian President of Robert Half, added: “Many organizations across Canada are often looking to their finance team – with the CFO at its helm – for insight and guidance in accomplishing their strategic growth objectives. Canada’s CFO of the Year™ Award recognizes the value and influence of the finance leader, as well as the entire finance function.”

For more information or to submit your nomination for the next Canada's CFO of the Year, please visit

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About Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada) 
FEI Canada is the all-industry professional membership association for senior financial executives. With eleven chapters across Canada and 1,800 members, FEI Canada provides professional development, thought leadership and advocacy services to its members. The association membership, which consists of Chief Financial Officers, Audit Committee Directors and senior executives in the Finance, Controller, Treasury and Taxation functions, represents a significant number of Canada’s leading and most influential corporations. Further information can be found at

About Robert Half 
Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized financial recruitment service and member of the S&P 500. With over 350 locations worldwide including 22 in Canada, we have an unparalleled track record helping companies hire highly skilled accounting and finance professionals. From project consulting to permanent recruitment to executive search solutions, we provide clients with access to Canada’s top talent. Robert Half International was named to the World’s Most Admired Companies list by FORTUNE® magazine (March 19, 2012), ranking number one in the staffing industry. For more information, call (800) 474-4253 or visit

For more information, please contact:

For FEI Canada:
Christian Bellavance, 416.366.3007 ext. 5114,

For PwC:
Emily Abrahams, 416.814.5734,

For Robert Half:
Nadia Santoli, 416.350.2330,