John Murray, B.A., LL.B., LL.MPresident & CEO, Interim Registrar & Corporate Secretary
Russ Harrington, CPA, CGAChief Operating Officer
Beata Pawlowska, Ph.D.Director of Professional Standards, Research, Education and Policy
Christopher MayDirector of Public Affairs & Communications
Dace StripnieksDirector of Organization Administration
Mary KennedyDeputy Registrar
Michael Huynh, M.Sc., B.C.L., LL.B.Director of Professional Conduct
Rodelio Ramos, CPA, CGADirector of Finance & Corporate Treasurer (*Officer)
John Murray, B.A., LL.B., LL.M
During his time at CPA Ontario and IFIC, Mr. Murray served on many national and provincial committees and working groups, including: Minister of Finance (Ontario) Advisory Group on securities regulation (2004 – 2007); International Standards Organization, Canadian Advisory Committee ISO TC 222 – Personal Financial Planning Services (Chair, 2002 – 2007); Ontario Securities Commission, Financial Planning Working Group (1998 – 2004); and the International CFP Council (Canadian Representative, Committee Chair, 1997 – 1999).
Mr. Murray has served as an officer and director of the Financial Planners Standards Council (1995−2001); as a director of Credit Canada (formerly Credit Counselling Service of Toronto) (1999 – 2010), the Ontario Association of Credit Counselling Services (2009 – 2013) and the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (2009 – 2018). Mr. Murray was President & Chair of the Board of Credit Canada (2005−2007), and chair of the Board of the Ontario Association of Credit Counselling Services (OACCS) (2011 – 2013). Mr. Murray is currently a Director and Vice Chair of the Board of Stevenson Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Murray holds a Bachelor of Arts from University College, University of Toronto; a Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor; and a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School.
In October of 2011, Mr. Murray was made an inaugural FELLOW OF THE FPSC™ by the Financial Planning Standards Council. In 2002, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, and also holds the Canadian Forces Decoration.
Russ Harrington, CPA, CGA
Prior to joining the Council, Russ was COO at the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario, a provincial self-regulatory organization overseeing more than 57,000 registrants. In this role, he led the redesign and implementation of corporate services, including strategic communications and stakeholder relations, IT transformation and financial sustainability. Previously, he was the founding CFO & COO of HealthForceOntario, a provincial government agency mandated to provide health workforce solutions. This role involved leading an interprofessional care/education (IPC/E) initiative to support the provincial IPC/E Steering Committee and providing full corporate services for the establishment of five separate and independent new health regulatory colleges.
Russ’s private sector experience includes executive level responsibilities at several for profit companies, and volunteer roles with industry associations and charitable enterprises.
Beata Pawlowska, Ph.D.
Her commitment to social responsibility, excellence in education and professional development is paired with her passion to help others reach their full potential and desire to create exceptional working, teaching and learning environments. She is a recognized forward-thinking innovator and change agent with the ability to anticipate and appreciate future trends.
Her practical experience in the planning, development and implementation of programs, policies and services in post-secondary institutions is coupled with a Doctoral degree in Organization Psychology, and a Master of Arts degree in Business and Education. Her research and applied work on adult learning, innovative pedagogical approaches, and leadership development have been published and presented at refereed national and international conferences.
Dr. Pawlowska held posts as an Adjunct Professor (Docent) at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) and as an associate researcher and educator at the LMU Center for Leadership and People Management in Munich, Germany. Subsequently, she joined the University Health Network in Toronto where she partnered with academic and healthcare leaders to ensure the highest quality of patient care and safety through excellence in design research, education and simulation.
Prior to joining ICCRC she held the position of Director of Projects, Programs and Partnerships at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dace’s diverse skills and breadth of experience has proven invaluable to ICCRC since its inception. She was instrumental in the acquisition and construction of ICCRC’s office spaces in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. She also undertook a leading role in hiring staff in all departments and in all locations. After having served as Executive Assistant to several Boards of Directors, Presidents and CEOs for five years, Dace was promoted to Manager of Operations in January 2016. Her continued strong leadership and operational management skills earned her the position of Director of Operations in February 2017.
As Director of Organization Administration she provides support to the President/CEO and Board of Directors in providing leadership, implementing infrastructure and systems, as well as developing, implementing and administering operational and human resource policies and procedures.
Dace, in collaboration with the CEO, is responsible for the coordination, management and oversight of the operations function of the Council at all office locations across Canada, including information technology, human resources, recruitment, property/facility management, acquisition of furniture and equipment, reception and safety in the work environment.
As a member of the Senior Management, Dace also leads the Business Process Improvement Team. The Team’s purpose is to coordinate all business processes and integrate all departments to ensure work is done in an efficient manner with the goal of serving both members and the public in the most effective way.