IFAC Names Dancey as Next CEO

Kevin Dancey

Kevin Dancey

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) named Kevin Dancey as their next CEO. He will succeed current IFAC CEO, Fayez Choudhury, whose term expires at the end of the year.

In addition to leading CPA Canada and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Dancey has served as PwC’s Canadian senior partner and CEO. Prior to the firm’s global merger with Price Waterhouse, he was Coopers & Lybrand’s national tax practice leader.

“Kevin’s deep experience running large and complex membership organizations and an accountancy firm provides outstanding foundations to take IFAC forward,” says IFAC president, Rachel Grimes. “His leadership qualities, and his global relationships, will help ensure IFAC continues to grow its leadership role on the world stage.”

“To be selected as the next IFAC chief executive officer is a singular honor – a career capstone,” says Dancey. “Accountants positively influence the global economy in a multitude of ways. I’m looking forward to being a passionate advocate for the 3 million professional accountants represented by IFAC’s more than 175 member organizations in over 130 jurisdictions.”

“IFAC is a vital organization representing the interests of an essential profession,” says Choudhury. “I’ve known Kevin for a number of years and I’m delighted that someone with his stature, acumen and experience will take IFAC forward.”

Dancey joins on May 14 and will work closely with Choudhury to ensure a seamless leadership transition.