Director Status: Independent
Mr. Kolla received his CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accounts of British Columbia in 1977. He joined Peat Marwick Mitchell, a predecessor firm of KPMG LLP, in Saskatoon in 1978, was admitted to the Partnership in 1985, and retired as Office Managing Partner from KPMG’s Victoria office in 2011. In his 26 years as partner, Mr. Kolla served as an advisor to many public and private companies developing and executing corporate and business development strategies in complex and diverse organizations.
Mr. Kolla assisted clients with mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, corporate structuring and restructuring, prospectus filings, asset and share purchase and sale agreements, as well as corporate governance. While with KPMG, Mr. Kolla served on IRD’s assurance team since the Company’s inception to 2007, acting as engagement partner commencing in 1985. From April 2012 to March 2013, he served as Acting Director of Finance with IRD, assisting the Company with business and strategic planning, financing arrangements, transition to International Financial Reporting Standards, and oversight of its subsidiary operations.
Mr. Kolla has served on numerous community and professional boards during his career. He presently serves on the board of four not-for-profit organizations including Treasurer of St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan.