Our President

Dany Richard, MBA, CPA, ICD.D
President and Chair of the Board of Directors

Dany Richard is an outspoken advocate for the public service financial management community and a respected leader among his fellow ACFO-ACAF members.

Mr. Richard joined the federal public service back in 2006 in Montreal after a successful career in the private sector with both CitiFinancial and the National Bank. He was first elected to the ACFO-ACAF Board of Directors in 2011 and served as Executive Vice President before being elected President in 2016 then Re-elected in 2020. His track record of serving his community also includes a term as chair of the ACFO-ACAF Departmental Representative Program, two terms on the ACFO-ACAF Collective Bargaining Committee, being a member of the Public Service Pension Advisory Committee since 2021 as well as being elected as NJC co-chair in 2020.

He received his CPA designation in 2010 after completing an MBA at l’Université du Québec à Montréal. He’s also completed the Financial Planner program at l’Institut québécois de planification financière. He has previously sat on the board of Caisses Desjardins and is involved in member committees with CPA Quebec.

Mr. Richard is a sought-after commentator on issues including public service finance, professional development for financial professionals and youth engagement in public service. He has appeared on CTV and in the Ottawa Citizen, among other media appearances.

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