Merv is the past President and CEO of CMA Ontario. Under Merv’s leadership, CMA Ontario was recognized as a leader among the top for-profit and not-for-profit companies in Canada for corporate governance, strategic oversight, performance management and value creation. Merv was an integral member of the team that initiated and managed the merger of the three accounting regulators in Ontario to from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario).
Merv was also the Canadian President of a diversified company in manufacturing and distribution servicing the automotive, high tech and consumer industries. As President, Merv led his company to being consistently recognized yearly as one of the “50 Best Managed Companies in Canada”.
Merv is currently a member of Laurier University’s Dean Advisory Committee; the MBA Program Committee for the University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics; and the Professional Accounting Council for the University of Toronto.
Merv teaches Governance & Financial Accountability in the Masters of Financial Accountability (MFAc) program at York University; he is a sessional lecturer for the residency program of the University of Guelph Masters in Business Administration program with a focus on Strategic Business Management; he also lectures for Directors College (a joint venture between the Conference Board of Canada and McMaster University) in Strategic and Enterprise Risk Management; and is a lecturer for the Caribbean Governance Training Institute.
Merv holds the degrees of Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Human Resources Management (MSc HRM), from Edinburgh Business School (EBS). He also holds Master Certificates in Risk Management and Strategic Business Agility (Performance) from the Schulich School of Business. Merv is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and holds the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation in corporate governance. His undergraduate studies were in religion and behaviour.