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Ms. Fiona Macfarlane

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Managing Partner, British Columbi...

Local Address: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ernst & Young LLP
5 Times Square
New York, New York 10036
United States

Company Description: Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 130,000 people are united by our shared values and an...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Americas Chief Operating Officer and Tax
    Ernst & Young LLP
  • Canadian Tax Managing Partner
    Ernst & Young LLP
  • Canadian Managing Partner, People and Ernst and Young's Americas Chief Operating Officer
    Tax
  • Tax Managing Partner for the Canadian Tax Practice
    Tax

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • law degree
    University of Cape Town
  • bachelor of arts , commerce
    University of Cape Town
  • master of law degree
    Cambridge University
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Web References
Fiona Macfarlane | Board of Governors
bog.ubc.ca, 8 Mar 2014 [cached]
Fiona Macfarlane
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Ms. Fiona Macfarlane is currently the Managing Partner of the British Columbia practice for Ernst & Young LLP, as well as the firm's Chief Inclusiveness Officer.
Prior to her current role, Fiona was the Canadian Managing Partner, People and Ernst & Young's Americas Chief Operating Officer, Tax; previously, she held the role of Ernst & Young's Tax Managing Partner for the Canadian Tax practice, a team of more than 800 tax practitioners. Fiona is the first woman among the Big Four accounting firms to have held such a position.
Fiona is a member of the Board of Governors of the Business Council of British Columbia and serves on the organization's Executive Committee. She was appointed by the BC's Minister of Finance to the province's Expert Panel on Business Taxation. Fiona is a member of the Aboriginal Business Investment Council (a provincially established council) and serves on the Executive Board of the Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia. She is Governor of the Board of Shawnigan Lake School.
Before joining Ernst & Young's South African firm in 1983, Fiona trained as a lawyer in Cape Town, where she was admitted to the bar. She joined the Canadian firm's Calgary Tax practice in 1987 and relocated to Vancouver two years later to build a commodity tax practice in Western Canada. She was admitted to the partnership in 1991 and became the Tax leader for the western region of Canada in 2001.
Prior to relocating to Vancouver, Fiona was on the cabinet of Pathways to Education, an organization that provides access to education for youth in disadvantaged areas. Fiona has just completed her term on the Canadian Board of the International Women's Forum (IWF), an organization dedicated to advancing women's leadership across careers, cultures and continents by connecting the world's most preeminent women. She currently co-chairs the IWF Canada Committee on Sponsorship of Women to Leadership roles.
Fiona's efforts in the immigrant community have been recognized with two awards, the TRIEC CBC Business Leader Award in 2008 and York University's makeMORE Ontario Connections Award for Immigrants in 2010. Fiona's professional achievements and volunteer commitments garnered her a place among "Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100," in 2011 and 2012. She is a regular speaker and writer on the topics of diversity and inclusiveness and leadership.
In 2011 Fiona was awarded an Honourary CA. Fiona holds a bachelor of arts, commerce and law degree from the University of Cape Town. She also earned a master of law degree from Cambridge University.
Fiona has been recognized as a Women of Influence 2012 Canadian Diversity Champion, as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner in 2011 and 2012, and was named as an IWF Woman Who Makes a Difference in October 2013.
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Fiona Macfarlane
Board of Directors | Immigrant Employment Council of BC
www.iecbc.ca, 10 Mar 2014 [cached]
Fiona Macfarlane, Managing Partner, Western Canada, Ernst & Young LLP Chartered Accountants
Business Council of British Columbia - Board of Governors
www.bcbc.com, 29 May 2014 [cached]
Fiona Macfarlane Managing Partner, Western Canada, and Chief Inclusiveness Officer Ernst & Young LLP
Fiona ...
www.iwfcanada.com, 5 Mar 2012 [cached]
Fiona Macfarlane
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In addition to being Managing Partner, Western Canada and Chief Inclusiveness Officer at Ernst & Young, Fiona is also a member of the Canadian firm's Executive and Operating committees. Fiona was previously the Canadian Managing Partner, People and Ernst & Young's Americas Chief Operating Officer, Tax, as well as their Tax Managing Partner for the Canadian Tax practice, a team of over 800 tax practitioners. Fiona is the first woman among the Big Four firms to have held such a position. Before joining Ernst & Young's South African firm in 1983, Fiona trained as a lawyer in Cape Town, where she was admitted to the bar. She joined the Canadian firm's Calgary Tax practice in 1987 and relocated to Vancouver two years later to build a commodity tax practice in Western Canada. She was admitted to the partnership in 1991 and became the Tax leader for the western region of Canada in 2001.
Fiona's efforts in the immigrant community have been recognized with two awards, the TRIEC CBC Business Leader Award in 2008 and York University's makeMORE Ontario Connections Award for Immigrants in 2010. Fiona was appointed to the Executive Committee and is a member of the Board of Governors with the Business Council of British Columbia. Fiona holds bachelors of arts, commerce and law degrees from the University of Cape Town. She also earned a Masters of Law degree from Cambridge University.
TRIEC | Press Room
triec.ca, 17 Aug 2014 [cached]
Now hear this: Fiona Macfarlane, Americas chief operating officer, tax, Ernst & Young, Canadian Business
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IS Award Winner: Fiona Macfarlane, CBC Metro Morning
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