Fred is currently retired from a 30 year career as an Internal Auditor and Chief Financial Officer for both For Profit and Non Profit organizations. He graduated from York University with a Degree in Economics in 1979 and received his CA (now CPA) Designation in Ontario in 1984 while employed by the Ontario Provincial Auditor. His career included 12 years with Southam Inc., the Canadian newspaper publisher and printer as Director of Internal Audit and later, Director of Finance. Subsequent to that, he joined the Canadian Hearing Society and served as the Chief Financial Officer from 1999 until 2010. He then joined the University of Toronto Schools, a private school affiliated with the University of Toronto, as their Chief Financial Officer. Fred took early retirement in 2012 and has been focusing on spending time with his family. Fred has bilateral cochlear implants.