Lana Paton

National Managing Partner, Business Units, PwC Canada

Lana Paton is the National Managing Partner of PwC’s Business Units and oversees our Consulting, Tax, Assurance and Deals businesses. She works closely with the firm’s business unit leaders to bring the full strength of our people and innovative services to the marketplace.

For more than 28 years she has been building diverse teams and trusted relationships to help companies navigate change and solve important problems.

Prior to her current role, Lana was the National Tax Leader, where she focused on building diverse teams and using technology to help businesses reimagine the future of tax. She has also led PwC’s energy, utilities, mining and industrials products (EUMI) practice, where she focused on broad business issues and practical client solutions.

Lana has extensive experience with cross border tax planning, tax impacts of acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations, payments in lieu of taxes, provincial mining taxes and levies, tax accounting matters and taxation authorities at all levels of government.

Outside of the office, Lana is a director with the Make-a-Wish Foundation and is involved in the Greek Community and Math in Motion. In 2017 she was recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by Women's Executive Network and in 2018 she received the Hellenic Canadian Board of Trade Business Award.

Lana holds her Bachelor of Math degree from the University of Waterloo in 1993 and has been a qualified CPA, CA since 1994.

Experience

  • Outbound Investments
  • Transactions & Audits
  • Tax Provision

Specialty

  • Canadian Corporate Tax
  • Mining Tax

Education

  • University of Waterloo