Governance

CPTS Board

The CPTS Board of Directors is elected annually by the members of the society. The board is represented equally by accounting firms, industry and law firms, and five new directors are appointed each year. Directors generally serve for a term of 3 years, with the exception of president who serves for a fourth year (as past president).
Byron Beswick

Byron Beswick

President
Byron is a partner in Felesky Flynn LLP’s Calgary office. Byron’s practice is focused on inbound and outbound cross-border taxation matters and the structuring of public and private mergers, acquisitions, financings and reorganizations.
Genevieve Groulx

Genevieve Groulx

Vice President
Genevieve is a partner in PwC’s Calgary Corporate Tax Practice focusing her efforts on Tax Reporting and Strategy. Her clients cross many industries including Energy, Mining, Insurance, Retail and Hospitality.
Wesley Novotny

Wesley Novotny

Past President and Publications Chair
Wes is a partner in the tax group at Bennett Jones LLP. Wes assists clients with disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency - aiding clients in dealing with CRA audits, as well as CRA Appeals and with appeals before the Tax Court of Canada.
Jennifer Hanna

Jennifer Hanna

Communications & Website Chair
Jennifer is a partner with MNP LLP’s International Tax Services group, based in Calgary and Edmonton. Jennifer is a frequent writer and speaker on Canadian international tax matters, including the annual conferences of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society.
Brian Milne

Brian Milne

Conference Chair
Brian is a Senior Associate with Norton Rose Fulbright. Brian practises in the area of Canadian tax law, and is experienced in tax matters related to mergers and acquisitions of public and private corporations.
Richard Eisenbraun

Richard Eisenbraun

Education Chair
Richard is a partner in the Calgary BLG office. Richard’s practice has a particular emphasis on corporate tax and business / transaction structuring and implementation.
Carolyn Engel

Carolyn Engel

Golf Tournament Chair
Carolyn is a partner and leader of Deloitte’s corporate tax service line for the western Canadian region. Her areas of focus are tax accounting, compliance, domestic and inbound cross border planning. She is intently curious and passionate about helping her clients solve their business problems.
Daniel Jankovic

Daniel Jankovic

Luncheons Chair
Dan is a Partner at Blakes LLP. He practises corporate income tax law and advises on domestic and international tax planning matters, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, resource taxation and investments by private equity and pension funds. Dan frequently represents domestic and international clients in tax disputes with Canadian revenue authorities.
Joey Vuong

Joey Vuong

Secretary
Joey is a CPA practicing tax for over 20 years. He currently leads the tax planning team at Shell Canada.
Jonathan Szeto

Jonathan Szeto

Treasurer
Jonathan has been working in the professional accounting and taxation field since 2005. He obtained his Chartered Accountant designation while at Grant Thornton LLP, and since then has worked for both privately held and publicly traded North American companies in corporate taxation roles.
Les Der

Les Der

Assistant Communications & Website Chair
Les is a partner at KPMG in their Canadian Corporate tax practice with over twelve years of experience in providing tax services to a wide array of publicly-traded and private companies. Les provides advice on tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, tax provision and tax transformation matters.
Emilie Laroche

Emilie Laroche

Assistant Conference Chair
Emilie is a lawyer and currently the manager of tax planning at Suncor. Previously, Emilie was a senior manager at Deloitte specializing on inbound investments in Canada with a focus on the energy industry
Pete Korogonas

Pete Korogonas

Assistant Education Chair
Pete is a senior manager in EY’s Calgary transfer pricing group. With over ten years of transfer pricing experience, Pete has worked with various industries including, oil and gas, agriculture, technology and utilities. Pete provides advice on transfer pricing planning, documentation and audit defense matters.
Brian Kearl

Brian Kearl

Assistant Luncheons Chair
Brian is a tax partner at Dentons Canada LLP. He practises in all areas of tax law, including resource taxation, with a particular focus on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity fund formations and transactions, business reorganizations, cross-border financings and Indigenous business development.
David Hebert

David Hebert

Assistant Treasurer
David is the assistant tax manager at Schlumberger Canada Ltd. where his area of focus includes Canadian domestic taxation and compliance as well as cross border taxation issues and transfer pricing. Prior to joining Schlumberger, he was part of the tax group of Grant Thornton LLP where he received his Chartered Accountant designation in 2010.

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