President & CEO
Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
Carol Wilding was appointed as President & CEO of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario in October 2014. In this role, Ms. Wilding leads CPA Ontario, which protects the public interest by ensuring its members meet the highest standards for integrity and expertise. CPA Ontario serves and supports its more than 85,000 members and 23,000 students in their qualification and professional development in a wide range of senior positions in public accounting, business, finance, government, not-for-profits and academe.
For seven years, as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Ms. Wilding led Canada’s largest urban chamber of commerce and its 12,000 members. She has also served as President of Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, and President of Plan Canada.
Ms. Wilding holds an Honours Bachelor in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, York University. She became a Chartered Accountant in 1987 and was named a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) in 2009.
Ms. Wilding currently serves as a Director on the Boards of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation and the Luminato Festival, and sits on the Dean’s Council at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University.
For her leadership, Ms. Wilding was named to the Top 100™ list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2010 and as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence™ in 2014. She is a recipient of the Schulich Business School’s Outstanding Public Contribution Alumni Award and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.