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Mr. Brian W. Grassby

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Board Member

Phone: (403) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Canada
West Island College
7410 Blackfoot Trail S.E.
Calgary , Alberta T2H 1M5

Company Description: West Island College continues to develop an exciting history within the Calgary community. Founded in 1982, the College has grown consistently. Increasing...   more

Employment History


  • Commerce
    McGill University
52 Total References
Web References
Board of Directors, 22 June 2015 [cached]
Brian Grassby
Canadian Pacific - Brian Grassby, 21 June 2013 [cached]
Brian Grassby Canadian Pacific - Brian Grassby
Home   About CP   Executive leadership & governance   Executive profiles   Brian Grassby
Brian Grassby
Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Grassby was promoted to his current position of CFO in November 2012.
Brian is responsible for all financial matters of the company and has direct reporting responsibilities for Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Pensions, Costing, Investment Analysis, Planning, and Strategic Sourcing.
Brian joined CP in 2001 as Vice-President and Comptroller and was promoted to Senior Vice-President Finance in December 2010. Prior to joining CP, he spent more than 14 years in increasingly responsible positions in finance at a large Canadian Electronics firm leaving as VP Finance.
Brian served on the Board of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad for a number of years and will be joining the Board of TTX, Railcar Pooling Experts. Through his children, he joined the Board of West Island College and is presently its Chairman.
Brian obtained his chartered Accountant Accreditation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1981 and worked at Coopers and Lybrand for a number of years prior to leaving for industry. He is a graduate in Commerce from McGill University.
Canadian Pacific Announces the Appointment of Bart Demosky as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer |, 29 Nov 2013 [cached]
On October 23, 2013, CP announced that Brian Grassby would retire as the company's Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at year-end.Demosky joins CP from Suncor Energy where he had been Chief Financial Officer since 2009. His career at Suncor began in 2006 when he was appointed vice president and treasurer.
"Our search for a new CFO began when Brian informed us of his decision to retire at the end of the year," said E. Hunter Harrison, CP's Chief Executive Officer.
"I would also like to thank Brian for his years of dedicated service to CP and wish him all the best in retirement," added Harrison.
OKthePK - Public Canadian Railway News, 11 Oct 2012 [cached]
Brian Grassby Appointed CP CFO - Executive Vice-President and... OKthePK - Public Canadian Railway News
Kathryn McQuade and Brian Grassby - Date/Photographer unknown.
Brian Grassby Appointed CP CFO - Executive Vice-President and CFO Kathryn McQuade Retires
Calgary Alberta - Canadian Pacific today announced that Brian Grassby has been appointed Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective 1 Nov 2012.
McQuade will remain as a Senior Advisor to Grassby until the end of her contract in May 2013 to ensure a successful transition.
Brian is ready to take the reins and his deep financial expertise and continuity of leadership will drive overall financial strength and shareholder value as the company enters this significant period of change," said McQuade.
"Brian and I have been working on transition plans and with our new CIO, Mike Redeker in place, now is an appropriate time for me to shift my role to an advisory position.
It is also with great confidence that we welcome Brian to his new role as he will be instrumental in moving CP's financial performance forward."
"CP is going through a period of exciting change," said Grassby.
Under Grassby's leadership, in 2010 CP successfully completed the transition from Canadian to U.S. GAAP.
Prior to joining CP as Vice-President and Comptroller in 2001, Grassby spent more than 14 years in finance at a large Canadian electronics firm.
He is a graduate in Commerce from McGill University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Canadian Pacific - Executive profiles, 21 June 2013 [cached]
Brian Grassby Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
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