Barry James Chair of Audit Committee, Risk Committee
Barry James recently joined Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers in the newly created role of Chief Corporate Development Officer where he is responsible for developing strategic and corporate initiatives, managing client relationships and assisting with innovative business opportunities.
Barry was previously Managing Partner of the Edmonton office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a position he held for ten years. With more than 35 years' experience, Barry served as an integral business advisor to his many Edmonton and area clients.
Barry received a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) degree from the University of Alberta in 1980, qualified as a CA in 1983 and became a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants in 2007. He joined PwC in 1977 and was admitted to the partnership in 1989. He was the Managing Partner of the Edmonton office from July 2001 to June 2011.
Barry has been actively involved in his profession, serving as a trustee of the Chartered Accountants' Education Foundation, President of the Edmonton CA Club, and as a member of the Registration Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.
In the community, Barry is currently a Minister-appointed member of the University of Alberta Board, the University of Alberta Senate and the Audit Committee of the Province of Alberta, a member of the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation Board and the Alberta Chapter of the World Presidents' Organization. He also sits on the Board of Corus Entertainment. He has served as Chair of the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Edmonton Convention Centre Authority, the Forest Industry Suppliers' Association of Alberta, the Edmonton Space and Science Foundation (TELUS World of Science) and the Support Network Foundation.
Barry is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club, the Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, and the World Health Club. He is a former member of the Alberta Squash Racquets Association and the Edmonton Strikers Soccer Club. He is a proud supporter and season ticket holder of the Edmonton Oilers.
Barry is married to Valerie Berger and they have 3 sons aged 18, 19 and 21.