Pamela Steer

President and CEO, CPA Canada

As president and CEO of CPA Canada, Pamela leads one of the largest professional accounting bodies in the world, with more than 220,000 members.

Prior to assuming this role, she was the chief financial and corporate strategy officer at Payments Canada where she oversaw the organization’s finance and corporate planning functions. Previously, she was the chief financial officer and head of finance and employer services with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

Over the course of her career, Pamela has worked in the technology and financial services industries (pensions, insurance), including publicly traded, private and regulated entities in Canada and abroad.

Today, Pamela sits on the boards of Michael Garron Hospital and Quarterhill Inc. (TSX: QTRH). She is an active and founding member of the advisory board for the Institute for Sustainable Finance as well as a faculty member for the Competent Boards designation. Also, she currently sits on the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance advisory council. She is a past Chair of the CFA Society Toronto and was a founding member of the Canadian Chapter of the Accounting for Sustainability CFO Leadership Network.

Pamela is a CPA Fellow and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Business Valuator designations. In 2019, she was selected as Canada’s CFO of the Year™.

Speaker Sessions

Future-Ready Reporting: Preparing for Effective Sustainability Disclosures

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Patricia Fletcher Chief Executive Officer, Responsible Investment Association
Pamela Steer President and CEO, CPA Canada
Bindu Dhaliwal SVP, ESG & Corporate Governance, CIBC
Jennifer Coulson Senior Managing Director & Global Head, ESG, BC Investment Management (BCI)
Dan Hugo Chief Financial and Strategy Officer, ATB Financial