Rod BarrBoard member since 2009

In 2009, R. N. (Rod) Barr was appointed by Council as the President and CEO of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, now the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

Rod has had a distinguished career with Deloitte & Touche LLP, having held many varied positions with his firm in Toronto, Hamilton, New York, Vancouver, London and Wilton, Connecticut. From 1996 until his retirement in 2009, he was the firm’s National Securities partner.

Rod has had a long history of service to the CPA, CA profession, with a particular focus in the areas of Student education. He was elected as a member of the ICAO’s Council from 1999 until 2006, culminating with his service as the Institute’s 2004-2006 Chair. From 2006 until 2009, he was one of the Ontario representatives on the CICA Board of Directors.

In addition, Rod has been a member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC, a member of the Board of Governors of the BC School of Accountancy, Chair of the Inter-provincial Education Group, and a member and Chair of the CICA Board of Examiners.

Rod is a St. Paul’s alumni and holds a BA and is the 2007 recipient of its Faculty of Arts Alumni Achievement Award.