Brian HUNT Obituary (2021) – The World and Mail

BRIAN A. HUNT FCPA, FCA, ICD.D A charted experienced accountant, Brian Hunt was a distinguished CEO for in excess of 30 yrs, which include past Chairman of the Global Audit Oversight Human body. His management and team developing capabilities created loyalty, which resulted in a targeted commitment to excellent customer company and revolutionary options. Born in Toronto and lifted in Ottawa, Mr. Hunt attended the College of Windsor graduating in 1974. As an undergraduate small business student, he labored in Ottawa with the Govt of Canada Anti-Inflation Board. Upon graduation, he labored in Company Assurance at Coopers and Lybrand in Toronto. He then joined the auto elements producer Magna Intercontinental and then Brinco Mining, where by he oversaw accounting, money and management reporting. Brian joined Peterson, Howell and Heather (PHH) in 1982, North America’s most significant fleet administration organization headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, United states. He commenced as Vice President (VP) of Finance in the Canadian subsidiary in Toronto, Canada. In this part, he produced and implemented a business enterprise approach that lowered price although bettering productiveness and assistance concentrations to consumers throughout Canada. In 1985, he relocated to the US and assumed the function of Senior VP Client Relations. He experienced accountability for in excess of 1000 clientele, which bundled 47{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} of the Fortune 1000 businesses. He restructured the countrywide organization and developed a strategic system that enhanced shopper retention and gratification. Brian and his group productively executed the very first on line buying procedure (Fleetline) in the field. It was thought of revolutionary for its time. The positive aspects to purchasers and PHH had been large. It lowered ordering time, minimized the probable for errors, eradicated paper and postage, offered position, and far more. In 1988, he relocated again to Canada as President in which he established new small business segments in card services and asset administration. Beneath his leadership and strategic enterprise program, productiveness and income doubled in Canada. Brian subsequently recognized the situation as President of the Canadian Vehicle Association (CAA) in Ottawa. All through the 6 decades he was President of CAA, he founded the premier public memberships in Canada. Since he wrote frequently for the national Canadian newspaper (World and Mail) on road basic safety, Mr. Hunt was referred to as the “Roads Scholar”. He worked with Elizabeth May (Federal Chief of the Environmentally friendly Get together) with a contact to motion for all Canadian motorists to assistance get techniques to lessen greenhouse gasoline emissions and put gas tax again into the Countrywide Freeway technique (printed in Visitors Digest Oct 1997). As President of CAA, he collaborated with the President of Chrysler Canada to produce basic safety data for children with Monthly bill Nye the Science Person, to push household the concept that little ones belong in the back seat. The video was distributed to 9,000 elementary faculties in Canada. Mr. Hunt served as President and CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO). He was specially happy to be elected a Fellow of the ICAO, to serve as a member of the Governing Council, and to then be awarded Daily life Membership. Upon concluding his expression at ICAO he was honoured by the Leading of Ontario for “supporting to boost ICAO’s standing as a really revered skilled overall body in Ontario and across Canada for his superb contributions to strengthening general public accounting and his ongoing dedication to ensuring the greatest criteria of professionalism amid the focused members of the Institute.” Committed to the integrity of Canadian cash markets, Brian was a founding Director of the Canadian Community Accountability Board (CPAB), Canada’s audit regulator, and then appointed CEO to CPAB in 2009. Below his stewardship, CPAB changed their inspection approach to integrate added operational opinions of the usefulness of organization structure, accountabilities, excellent procedures, and culture. The ‘Director Journal’ (a publication of the Institute of Corporate Directors) stated, “it is unattainable to convey to the story of audit regulation in Canada with no Brian Hunt as a key figure” (March April 2018). Brian devoted a long time to ensuring the Enron- design and style collapse in the United States does not occur in Canada by boosting audit quality, through a mixture of oversight, compliance and governance initiatives for Audit Committees and their Administrators. Mr. Hunt labored diligently province by province to collaboratively enact a robust audit high-quality and regulatory framework for directors and staff. He considered efficient audit regulation would make trust and catch the attention of financial commitment. He improved audit high-quality shifting better duty to Directors on a Board’s Audit Committee. Mr. Hunt retired as the Main Govt Officer of the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) in 2018. Via his service to this organization he contributed substantially to making a new period of audit regulation in Canada. He proceeded to impact intercontinental audit regulation. Brian represented CPAB on the International Discussion board of Impartial Audit Regulators (IFIAR) Advisory Committee, and was Chair of its World Community Plan Committee Working Team. Highly revered by his international friends he was nominated and served as the Chair of IFIAR from 2017 to 2019. Mr. Hunt was instrumental in creating the organization’s 1st board, 3-year strategic prepare and permanent staffing operation in Tokyo, Japan. Colleagues documented, ” Brian’s global management aided CPAB travel improvements to accelerate audit high-quality at residence and abroad and would not have been attainable devoid of Brian’s tremendous determination and generate.” In 2018, below Mr. Hunt’s advice, CPAB hosted IFIAR’s plenary assembly entitled: Disruptive Enablers: The Foreseeable future of the Audit in Ottawa. A lot more than 100 international delegates attended to discuss the means technological innovation could condition the audit of tomorrow, together with foremost methods in audit regulation. The CPAB board and personnel acknowledged his exceptional contribution. Mr. Hunt was also an energetic member of Canada’s Institute of Company Directors. Furthermore, he served on the School of Accounting and Finance Advisory Council at Ted Rogers College of Management, Ryerson University in Toronto. His management and steerage extended into his personal passions. As a everyday living long cottager, he enhanced the Canadian waterways. When the Trent Severn Waterway fell target to nationwide budget cuts that threatened the very existence of the canal procedure, Brian turned the Chair of the Voices of the Trent Severn Waterway (TSW). He put in lots of hours advocating for funding to regulate water flows all through the 160 dams and drinking water command constructions of the Trent Severn. With the benefit of the TSW property at $1.4 billion, he arranged workshops and engaged area stakeholders (cottage associations, industries and politicians) to effectively improve funding alongside with identifying sustainable fiscal mechanisms to maintain the waterway. Brian is lovingly remembered as a relaxed and supportive companion to his spouse Cindy, and as a clever and caring father to their a few adult children. The spouse and children loved paying out time alongside one another at their cottage in the Kawarthas and trips to ski, surf and hike. Brian volunteered to mentor hockey, softball and freestyle snowboarding at the local and provincial degree. He beloved to shell out time with his extended family and friends. Everyone savored his sense of humour and home made shortbread cookies and sliding cheesecakes. The family members many thanks Princess Margaret Medical center and Dr. Parbal Sidhu of Oakville for their care and assistance. 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hildren in require to attend Camp Kawartha (mobile phone amount 705-652-3860). Donors are asked to lead to the Summertime Camp Subsidy Fund, indicating the donation is created in honour of Brian Hunt. Make sure you consist of your deal with (in order that a tax receipt can be issued). Mailing a cheque to: Camp Kawartha, 1010 Birchview Highway, Douro-Dummer, ON, Canada, K0L 2H0 on the internet by means of the camp internet site – www.campkawartha.ca/donate by selecting the dropdown Summer Camp Subsidy Fund (compose in concept box in memory of Brian Hunt) or E-transfer to [email protected] (reveal Brian Hunt Fund).

Released in The World and Mail from Apr. 9 to Apr. 13, 2021.