Joy Thomas

Joy Thomas

President and CEO

Joy Thomas, MBA, FCPA, FCMA, C. Dir. is President and CEO of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. CPA Canada is a national body representing more than 200,000 professional accountants in Canada and abroad under a single Canadian designation: Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

Joy was awarded the E.L. Whitman Gold Medal in 1993 for outstanding academic achievement in the CMA program. In 2005, she was named a fellow of CMA Canada, a prestigious designation that recognizes CMAs who bring distinction to the profession and serve as role models.

Prior to joining CPA Canada, Joy was president and chief executive officer of The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada), a position she assumed in June 2009.

Joy worked as a corporate controller and CFO in industry until 1995 when she joined CMA Nova Scotia and Bermuda.  Her most recent appointment prior to leading CMA Canada was as President and CEO for CMA Alberta.

Joy currently serves as a board director and member of the governance committee of the International Federation of Accountants and recently served as a member of the board and Chair of the Audit Committee with the Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd.