Gary Landa CPA, CA, met CHPF’s founding father, George Hunter in 2008 to assist him as his accountant. George bequeathed his own photographic legacy to CHPF, and passed its reins into Gary’s trusted care and knowledge on December 30, 2014. Gary has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors at CHPF since the passing away of George on April 10, 2013.
Currently, as the creative visionary for CHPF, Gary spearheads the Foundation’s efforts to capture and preserve the rich history of Canada through photography. Furthermore, he has increased the parametres of the foundation by making it a digital historical society for current and past photographers (Canadian and non-Canadian), and those who are interested in contributing to the study, growth, and preservation of Canadian culture through photographs.
With over 33 years of experience as a chartered professional accountant, Gary is the owner of a CA/CPA firm that specializes in providing his client’s expertise in tax minimization, estate and succession planning, income tax appeals, assurance and advisory services to owner-managed companies, subsidiaries of foreign multinationals, and non-profit organizations. His clients range from start-up firms to Canadian representation for US multinational firms with revenue over $1.5 billion. Gary has also been a member of the Toronto West Tax Practitioners Committee since 2001. His website is www.charteredcorporateaccountant.com
Apart from being a successful accountant and Chairman of CHPF,Gary has a passion for travelling the world, and for gothic architecture. Having travelled to 52 countries, Gary’s skill as an amateur photographer has helped him record all his journeys and experiences around the world.
It is through Gary’s tireless efforts for CHPF that George Hunter’s photographic legacy is only now receiving the national recognition that it truly deserves – an opportunity that CHPF extends to all photographers (professional and amateur) invested in the preservation of Canadian heritage.