In recognition of an exemplary career, dedication to profession and service to St. Paul’s community.
Rod Barr is a retired, Chartered Professional Accountant, who had a distinguished career with Deloitte. Barr held many positions with the firm in Toronto, Hamilton, New York, Vancouver, London and Wilton, Connecticut, and served as the firm’s National Securities Partner from 1996 until his retirement in 2008. Rod was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1988 in recognition of his extensive contributions to his profession- something that less than 3% of accounts achieve. He was a member of the Institute’s Council from 1999 until 2006, and served as its Chair from 2004-2006.
In 2009, Rod was appointed as President and CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and helped lead the unification of various accounting professional bodies under one designation the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA). He has also served as a member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC, as member of the Board of Governors of the BC School of Accountancy, as Chair of the Inter-provincial Education Group, and as member and Chair of the CICA Board of Examiners.
Rod is a dedicated volunteer and generous supporter of St. Paul’s and the University of Waterloo. He served multiple terms with the St. Paul’s Board of Governors, including one term as Chair, and has developed a Family Entrance Scholarship with the School of Accounting and Finance. Rod was recognized by the Faculty of Arts with the Alumni Achievement Award in 2007 and received an Alumni Award from the School of Accounting and Finance in 2014.