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News release: November 22, 2022

Peel Region Commissioner Gary Kent elected to Council of international accountants' association

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) welcomes Gary to their governing Council.

Brampton, ON. (November 22, 2022) – ACCA has recently announced that Peel Region Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, Gary Kent, CPA CGA, FCCA was elected as an ACCA Council Member to serve on their governing council for a three-year term.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the leading global body of finance and accounting professionals, representing 241,000 accountants from 178 countries across the world. The ACCA Council Election results were announced at their AGM in London, UK, on November 10th, 2022.

Gary brings extensive experience to the role of ACCA Council member with over 25 years in municipal finance and accounting from various senior roles including CFO and Commissioner of Corporate Services at the Region of Peel and City of Mississauga respectively. A Fellow Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), and a Chartered Professional Accountant of Canada (CPA), Gary also holds the ICD.D designation, having completed the Directors Education Program from the Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

The Region of Peel is proud of this opportunity to have our CFO and Commissioner of Corporate Services serving on the ACCA Council with other esteemed members of the international finance and accounting community. The partnerships and collaboration of ideas will benefit thought-leadership in Regional finance and help drive Peel services in delivering a Community for Life.

Gary's election to the ACCA Council is a wonderful achievement, both personally and professionally. This role not only demonstrates Gary's excellence as a senior leader but also reflects the clear admiration people have for him in the global accounting profession. Congratulations!

Janice Baker, CAO, Regional Municipality of Peel.

*ACCA is not affiliated with any Chartered Accountant (CA) organization or Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) organization

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Region of Peel

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