Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2012
Meet the people who are changing your world – and find out how they’re doing it
by Max Fawcett, Michael Ganley, Alix Kemp and Geoffrey Morgan
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In February 2011, Canada’s three professional accountancy bodies (the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Society of Management Accountants of Canada and the Certified General Accountants of Canada) and their provincial chapters began negotiating a merger. The plan was to adopt a super-designation: the Chartered Professional Accountant. But a year later, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (ICAA), led by Jane Halford as CEO and executive director, pulled the plug on its participation. It’s a bold move by Alberta’s chartered accountants, as merger talks continue between other players nationally and between the two other Albertan bodies representing accountants: CMA Alberta and CGA Alberta. But the ICAA membership wasn’t convinced of the benefits and Halford and the ICAA leadership were concerned about the impact on the public.