Mark Novak, LL.B.
Vice-President Taxation and Tax Counsel, Aviva Canada

Mark has led the tax department of Aviva Canada since 2007. Mark has extensive experience in corporate income and sales tax matters, with a specialty in international tax, corporate restructuring, and financial services.

Before joining Aviva, he practiced corporate tax law in Toronto and Calgary, and international tax with leading public accounting firms in Canada and the US. He also spent several years with the Tax Policy Branch of the Canadian Federal Department of Finance, drafting legislation and formulating policy in regards to the taxation of international transactions, as well as financial institutions.

During his time in industry, Peter has developed deep expertise in building, leading, inspiring and managing corporate tax teams. He has also acquired extensive knowledge of and experience in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the tax reporting and compliance functions through process improvement and automation. Other key focus areas while leading the tax functions at TD Bank Group and Sun Life Financial were tax governance, risk management and partnering with the business.

Mark actively participates in industry associations, gives presentations on tax issues, and has written on tax matters for Canadian and international publications.