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Paul Van Iderstine


Mr. Van Iderstine has been a member of the Financial and Consumer Services Commission since October 31, 2019. He was appointed Chair of the Commission effective January 1, 2024.

Mr. Van Iderstine is a former audit and business advisory partner of a national chartered professional accounting firm. He is also a senior cybersecurity professional who retired as the Chief Information Security Officer of a national insurance company. His experience in the financial, audit and cybersecurity fields is supported by his strong analytical skills and understanding of governance practices garnered from 30 years of working with various boards and audit committees.

Mr. Van Iderstine has extensive volunteer experience in the community and is a past president of the Moncton West and Riverview Rotary Club and the Windsor and District Board of Trade. He has also served as Treasurer for the Codiac Regional Police Association and Moncton Headstart Inc.


October 31, 2019
Reappointed as Commission Member November 4, 2021
Appointed as Commission Chair January 1, 2024

Term Ends:

November 3, 2026

Professional and industry experience:

  • Financial and business oversight
  • Strategic planning
  • Risk management
  • Cybersecurity and change management
  • Regulatory oversight
  • Governance
  • Audit and advisory
  • Internal and system controls


  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), CPA Nova Scotia
  • Various CPA certificates including: Audit Committee Fundamentals, Audit Committee, Oversight of Enterprise Risk management, Financial Reporting and Internal Control, Internal and External Audit, Not for Profit, CPA Canada
  • Certificate of Reconciliation Education, First Nations University of Canada
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), ISC2
  • GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC), SANS Institute
  • GIAC Critical Controls Certification (GCCC), SANS Institute
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (B. Eng.), Technical University of Nova Scotia
  • Diploma of Engineering, University of Prince Edward Island


  • Audit and Risk Management (ex officio)
  • Human Resources and Governance (ex officio)