Charles-Antoine St-Jean Joins PSAB as New Chair

Media Release

Charles-Antoine St-JeanTORONTO, ON November 7, 2016 – Canada’s Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) has found its new Chair.

Effective July 1, 2017, Charles-Antoine St-Jean, FCPA, FCA, will serve as PSAB’s Chair following his retirement from EY. Charles-Antoine will succeed Rod Monette, FCPA, FCA, MBA, a veteran of Canada’s federal government and former Comptroller General of Canada. Rod has served as PSAB’s Chair since 2012.

“We are very excited to welcome Charles-Antoine to this role,” said Peter Jewett, Chair, Accounting Standards Oversight Council (AcSOC), which oversees and provides input into PSAB’s activities and appoints its members, including the Chair. “Charles-Antoine has a proven background in public sector accounting leadership roles and his personal passion will undoubtedly ensure that the energy and groundwork laid by Rod’s expert guidance continues and grows.”

As the Chair, Charles-Antoine will lead the strategic direction of PSAB. A visible and experienced member of Canada’s public sector accounting community, Charles-Antoine most recently led EY’s Canadian Government and Public Sector practice – a national group that works with clients to find new solutions to complex problems, driving transformational change to achieve best practice in the delivery of public services. 

Charles-Antoine has also served on various boards, lectured at universities, and acted as Comptroller General of Canada. He is a recent recipient of the Trudeau Medal from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management in recognition of his professional and charitable work. Charles-Antoine’s commitment to building a better working world through his work at EY, and beyond, will make him a strong asset to PSAB.

Charles-Antoine’s term as Chair is set for five years with the potential to be re-appointed. Read about PSAB’s proposed Strategic Plan for 2017-2020 and get to know the potential activities he will be leading.

The Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) was created to serve the public interest by establishing accounting standards for the public sector. PSAB also provides guidance for financial and other performance information reported by the public sector.

The Accounting Standards Oversight Council (AcSOC) is an independent, volunteer body established by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (now CPA Canada) in 2000 to serve the public interest by overseeing and providing input into the activities of the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB). In 2003, AcSOC started overseeing and providing input into the activities of the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB).


Daniella Girgenti
Communications Manager, Standards
CPA Canada
(416) 204-3482

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