Leadership Team

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Carol A. Paradine
, CPA, CA
Chief Executive Officer
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Carol A. Paradine
, CPA, CA
Chief Executive Officer
Before joining CPAB as CEO in March 2018, Carol was a partner in a major national public accounting and audit firm with a proven track record in moving organizations to the next level. She also brings industry experience as a senior financial officer to the role.
Jeremy Justin
, CPA, CA
Chief Risk Officer & Vice President, Strategy
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Jeremy Justin
, CPA, CA
Chief Risk Officer & Vice President, Strategy
​Jeremy joined CPAB in March 2009 as Director, Inspections and later became Senior Director, Stakeholder Engagement and Thought Leadership. Before joining CPAB, Jeremy was a Senior Manager with Deloitte LLP.
M. Philippe Thieren
, CPA, CA
Regional Vice President Eastern Canada and CFO
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M. Philippe Thieren
, CPA, CA
Regional Vice President Eastern Canada and CFO
​Philippe joined CPAB in February 2016 as Regional Director, Eastern Canada. Before joining CPAB, Philippe was an audit partner with PwC specializing in financial institutions, P&C and life insurance industries.
Malcolm Gilmour
, CPA, CA
CPA (Illinois)
Vice President, Inspections
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Malcolm Gilmour
, CPA, CA
CPA (Illinois)
Vice President, Inspections
​Malcolm joined CPAB in May 2008 as a Senior Reviewer and later became Senior Director, Auditing Standards. Prior to joining CPAB, Malcolm was an associate partner at Deloitte LLP with responsibilities related to quality assurance.
Michael Pacholek
, CPA, CA
Regional Vice President Western Canada
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Michael Pacholek
, CPA, CA
Regional Vice President Western Canada
​Mike joined CPAB in January 2017. Before joining CPAB, Mike was an assurance partner with PwC in Vancouver, practicing in Toronto, Southwestern Ontario and Vancouver. During his 23 years with PwC, Mike served a range of companies in industry sectors including, technology, clean energy, life sciences and manufacturing.
Jennifer Cooper, LL.B.
, Senior Director, Enforcement & Discipline
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Jennifer Cooper, LL.B.
, Senior Director, Enforcement & Discipline

​Jennifer joined CPAB in October 2019. She has spent the majority of her legal career focused on administrative and professional regulatory law. For the last decade, Jennifer worked in leadership roles for provincial regulators in various sectors. Prior to this, she routinely defended professionals before disciplinary tribunals. Jennifer was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2001.

Kristina Heese
, L.L.B, B.C.L.
A member of the law societies of Québec, New York and Ontario
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
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Kristina Heese
, L.L.B, B.C.L.
A member of the law societies of Québec, New York and Ontario
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
​Kristina joined CPAB in 2011 as Legal Counsel and became General Counsel & Corporate Secretary in 2015. Prior to CPAB she spent five years with Stikeman Elliott LLP in corporate M&A, followed by one year with the legal department at Deloitte LLP.
Adrienne Jackson
, ABC
Senior Director, Communications
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Adrienne Jackson
, ABC
Senior Director, Communications
Adrienne joined CPAB in 2013 as Director, Communications and became Senior Director in 2015. Before joining CPAB she directed national communications strategy for organizations in the professional services, healthcare, real estate, technology and government sectors.
Margo Longwell
, CPA, CA
Senior Director, Quality, Firm Risk and Registration
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Margo Longwell
, CPA, CA
Senior Director, Quality, Firm Risk and Registration
Margo joined CPAB in 2003 as Senior Reviewer and later became Senior Director, Quality, Firm Risk and Registration. Prior to that, Margo was Principal, Accounting Standards at the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and Director, Audit Operations at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada.
Lily Watson
, CHIRL
Director, Talent
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Lily Watson
, CHIRL
Director, Talent
​Lily joined CPAB in 2016 as Manager, Human Resources and became Director, Talent in 2019. Before joining CPAB Lily held a senior human resources role in a global media /visual effects organization. Prior to that she managed human resources departments in the technology, advertisement and life insurance industries.
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