Ernst & Young (E&Y) Canada has appointed Trent Henry as its chairman and chief executive. He succeeds Lou Pagnutti, who will become E&Y’s Asia–Pacific area managing partner and a member of E&Y’s global executive team.
Henry began his career with E&Y in 1989 and was admitted to the firm’s partnership a decade later.
Prior to his appointment as chief executive, he served as managing partner of the firm’s tax practice and executive committee.
Henry is also a board member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Council of the International Fiscal Association, and is a technical tax editor at CAmagazine.
He was recently named a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
“Trent has a global mindset and he understands the importance of having a diversity of perspectives. This makes him a great leader and a welcome addition to the Americas Executive Board,” E&Y Americas area managing partner Steve Howe said.
Henry’s new role is effective 3 July, while Pagnutti will stay on until August to ensure a smooth transition.