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Donna Bovolaneas


Donna Bovolaneas
Location: Beaver Harbour
Appointed: April 1, 2017
Term Expires: March 31, 2024

Donna Bovolaneas retired after a long and diverse career focused primarily on financial reporting and audit quality. Between 1982 and 1999 she headed the Bank of Nova Scotia’s first global accounting policy group and, during the period of major financial sector reform, its financial sector policy unit. Donna was also seconded to the CICA (now CPA Canada) from 1992 to 1994 to assist in the development of specialized accounting standards for financial institutions.  

In 1999, she joined the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) as head of OSFI’s newly created Accounting Policy Division. Donna was appointed to the Secretariat of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in 2004 and in 2005 became the first Secretary General of the Public Interest Oversight Board where she served until 2009.

Donna is a past director of several New Brunswick enterprises including, among others, Service New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Community College, and Vestcor Inc. which provides pension investment management, advisory, and administration services to the public sector. She is also a past director of CPA New Brunswick.

Donna qualified as a Chartered Accountant (now CPA) in 1972 and in 2011 was awarded an FCA (now FCPA) in Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian from McMaster University.