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About CPTS



The CPTS Board of Directors is elected annually by the members of the society.  The board is represented equally by accounting firms, industry and law firms, and five new directors are appointed each year.  Directors generally serve for a term of 3 years, with the exception of president who serves for a fourth year (as past president).

The current CPTS directors and their respective responsibilities for the current calendar year are as follows:

PresidentHetal KotechaBDO Canada3, A
Past PresidentEugene QuoPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP4, A
Vice PresidentMichelle RotheEncana Corporation3, I
Golf Tournament ChairJoanne VandaleOsler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP3, L
Publications ChairJean-Philippe CouturePwC Law LLP3, L
SecretarySebastian ElawnyDentons Canada LLP3, L
Communications & Website ChairIan KnoxEnbridge Inc.2, I
Conference ChairWes NovotnyBennett Jones LLP2, L
Luncheons ChairTrevor TraxlerKPMG LLP2, A
Education ChairRyan CouplandErnst & Young LLP2, A
TreasurerPolly SavageHusky Energy Inc.2, I
Assistant Communications & Website ChairJoey VuongShell Canada Limited1, I
Assistant Conference ChairGenevieve GroulxPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP1, A
Assistant Education ChairByron BeswickFelesky Flynn LLP1, L
Assistant Luncheons ChairCarolyn EngelDeloitte LLP1, A
Assistant TreasurerAlyson BilinskiEnerplus Corporation1, I

[A=Accounting firm, I=Industry, and L=Law firm representatives.  # indicates the number of years the individual has served on the board.]

Because CPTS has no permanent staff, all work carried out by the CPTS is done on a voluntary basis. If you are interested in participating in the CPTS as a potential future board member or as a volunteer, please contact us at