David Ross is a seasoned accounting and consulting professional with a broad range of experience including financial reporting; auditing; accounting; regulation; risk management and consulting on strategic planning.
Mr. Ross has over 30 years of commercial experience with Deloitte & Touche, including 26 as a partner. He has been the leader of Deloitte’s Canadian insurance practice for many years and participated from inception in the growth of the firm’s Global Financial Services organization.
One of Mr. Ross’s areas of expertise is in risk management, evaluating enterprise-wide risks and specific product risks of insurers and other financial institutions and intermediaries. He has given presentations on risk management, regulatory compliance, solvency, business interruption insurance and disaster recovery planning.
Mr. Ross also has experience with other enterprises, both public and private, including banks, a major telecom company and not-for-profit associations and companies.
In addition, Mr. Ross is a skilled and knowledgeable CESO Volunteer Advisor, having completed assignments developing risk management programs with a regional partner in the Caribbean.
With extensive background reporting to and advising boards and board committees on a broad range of matters including accounting, auditing, internal control, systems, and personnel issues, Mr. Ross is knowledgeable in governance matters and board dynamics. He has served on Deloitte’s Board of Directors, as well as Director of World Wildlife Fund Canada and Chairman of the Finance, Audit and Investment Committee and is currently a member of the Baycrest Finance and Audit Committee and a Director and Finance Committee Chairman of Canada’s National History Society.