Carol Wilding, FCPA, FCA,
President & CEO, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

Carol Wilding was appointed by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario’s Council as the President and CEO in October 2014. In her role, Ms. Wilding leads the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario’s more than 80,000 CPAs and approximately 20,000 CPA students. CPA Ontario serves the public interest by developing, monitoring and enforcing the highest standards of professional competence and ethical conduct.

Ms. Wilding holds an Honours degree in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, became a Chartered Accountant in 1987 and was named a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) in 2009.

For seven years, as President and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade (TRBT), Ms. Wilding harnessed the energy of Canada’s largest urban chamber of commerce and its 12,000 members to position the TRBT as an influential thought leader on key business and public policy issues impacting the Toronto region’s globally competitive economy.

Ms. Wilding currently serves as a Director on the boards of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance. She is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization as well as an Advisory Board member for the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation.

Ms. Wilding has been President of Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, and President of Plan Canada (formerly Foster Parents Plan). She travelled extensively in Africa, Asia, Central and South America in her work with Plan Canada.

For her leadership in the not-for-profit sector, Ms. Wilding was awarded the Public Affairs Association of Canada’s 2011 Award of Distinction and named to the Top 100™ list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for 2010. Ms. Wilding was named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence™ by Women of Influence Inc. in 2014. She is a recipient of the Schulich Business School’s Outstanding Public Contribution Alumni Award, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Public Sector Excellence Award for Technology.