Walter Pela, FCPA, FCA
As Regional Managing Partner of KPMG, Walter leads BC’s largest and oldest professional services firm, operating with over 1,200 people in 12 offices across the Province. Walter also serves on KPMG’s National Clients & Markets Committee, overseeing client service and market development across Canada. In his role, Walter leads conversations with clients, business leaders and organizations on business, social and economic issues, including in the area of innovation and business transformation.
Walter is also often called upon by clients and industry groups to speak and advise on technical and policy tax issues. Previously, Walter was KPMG’s Partner-in-Charge of Tax in GVA for nine years, and as an active tax partner he continues to provide tax advice to a wide variety of clients across sectors, with a focus on real estate. Walter was recently recognized as a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA), currently sits on the Executive Committee of Business Council of British Columbia, is a past Governor and Executive Committee Member for the Canadian Tax Foundation, and past Board Member and Finance Committee Chair for UNICEF Canada.