May 25, 2015
Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette is pleased to have assisted the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) with the appointment of Finn Poschmann as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of APEC.
Mr. Poschmann brings an impressive track record of influencing public policy through his work with the C.D Howe Institute, a highly respected, non-partisan think tank. Over his 17 year career with the Institute, most recently as Vice President, Policy Analysis, Mr. Poschmann worked in numerous areas within economics, with a focus on public finance and taxation, financial services and housing finance, federal-provincial relations, and competition law and regulatory policy.
"Finn is one of Canada's leading tax experts, an outstanding economist and an influential thought leader," said Jo Mark Zurel, Chair, APEC. "His pioneering work has contributed to advancing Canada through the promotion of sound public policy. We are thrilled that he has agreed to lead APEC, as we continue with our strategy in support of economic progress in Atlantic Canada. His experience will complement the solid foundation established by our current President and CEO, Elizabeth Beale, whom I thank, as well as the rest of the APEC team."
An award winning author, Mr. Poschmann has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer reviewed studies for the Institute, in addition to countless columns for the National Post and The Globe and Mail, as well as academic journal articles. Finn served on the Federal Advisory Panel on Canada's System of International Taxation, among other panels and task forces. He routinely provides expert testimony before Parliamentary committees, and is a very familiar presence in national broadcast media.
"I am absolutely delighted to be joining APEC, a terrific organization," said Mr. Poschmann. "The opportunities and challenges in Atlantic Canada are extremely exciting, and I am looking forward to becoming part of this great community."
Mr. Poschmann's appointment becomes effective September 1, 2015.
Please join us in welcoming Finn Poschmann.