Lori Mathison was appointed the president and CEO for CPABC on August 1, 2017. She leads the organization’s Executive Management Committee and represents the province on the national Council of Chief Executives for the Canadian CPA profession.
Previously, she was the managing partner of the Vancouver office of Dentons Canada LLP, where she was a partner in Dentons' Tax Law group. Her background includes providing specialized tax advice on domestic and cross-border transactions, advising on dealings with the government, and providing strategic corporate counsel to clients.
Mathison has served as a Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation and has written and presented on taxation matters for many organizations, including CPA Canada, CPABC, the Canadian Tax Foundation, Continuing Legal Education, and the University of British Columbia.
She was recognized by her peers with a CPA fellowship designation in 2016, and as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of Tax Law by the Best Lawyers in Canada publication in 2017. Mathison is involved with the community and currently serves as the chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and has served on the board of the Vancouver Public Library Foundation and as a trustee of the Vancouver Public Library. She also sits on the Law Society of B.C.’s Task Force on Law Firm Regulation and on the Dean’s Advisory Committee at the UBC Centre for Business Law.