As a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Len obtained his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation with Clarkson Gordon (now Ernst & Young) back in 1985 and also holds the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and the Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) designations.
Len received his undergraduate degree from McMaster University and has spent over 30 years in a variety of highly competitive, diverse, and complex environments touching on higher education, technology, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing within the contexts of private and public company settings, non-profit entities as well as government. Most of Len's career has been devoted to the internal audit discipline (almost 30 years) focusing on operational audits, advisory services and special investigations. He has held positions with Bunge Canada and Canadian National Railway and provided consulting services to Canadian Pacific Railway, McMaster University and Audit Services Canada prior to joining the Internal Audit department at McMaster. Since 1994, Len has been facilitating auditing and accounting courses for McMaster's Centre for Continuing Education.