Toronto, Ontario – (Sept 20, 2013) –Patrick Crowley, Chief Financial Officer of OMERS Administration Corp., has been named a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) for 2013.
The highest designation conferred by CPA Ontario, Fellowship is awarded for outstanding career achievements and service to the community. Ontario's Chartered Professional Accountants work in public practice, industry, academe, government and the not-for-profit sector. Only about three per cent of the province's CPAs have earned the FCA designation.
"This award is a great achievement and honour for Patrick. The Chartered Professional Accountancy profession has justly recognized someone with unmatched integrity, a love for his vocation and the calling to give back to his community. He has a gift for teaching younger team members the value of hard work, high standards and teamwork. On behalf of his colleagues across the OMERS enterprise, I offer Patrick our congratulations for this well-deserved recognition," said Michael Nobrega, OMERS President and CEO.
Mr. Crowley joined OMERS in December 2006, where in addition to CFO he serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. His responsibilities include financial reporting, planning and analysis, information technology, risk management and strategic direction setting. His expertise, vision and integrity are of great benefit to the organization.
Prior to joining OMERS, Mr. Crowley held the CFO role at organizations including ATI Technologies Inc., Canada Life Financial Corporation, Molson Inc., and Abitibi Consolidated Inc. He is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.
In addition to his professional achievements Mr. Crowley has been consistently involved in the wider community as a volunteer and supporter of his church, and various charities and educational institutions.
About CPA Ontario
The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario) is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's almost 36,500 Chartered Professional Accountants and almost 6,000 Students. With a rich history dating back to 1879, CPA Ontario serves - the public interest by developing, monitoring and enforcing the highest standards of professional competence and ethical conduct. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership.
OMERS is one of Canada's largest pension funds with over $60 billion in net assets. It provides first-class pension administration and innovative products and services to almost 430,000 members. Approximately one in every 20 employees working in the province of Ontario is an OMERS member. Through the OMERS Worldwide brand, our team of investment professionals uses a direct drive, active management investment strategy to invest in public and private market assets, including publicly-traded equities, fixed-income, infrastructure, private equity and real estate.