Director Profile

Jane Halford ACC FCA ICD.D

Co-Founder BOLT Transition

Board Value Proposition: 

Experienced CEO, regulator, Chartered Accountant, and entrepreneur with board experience including serving on audit and investment committees.

Strategic Management Expertise

  • Instrumental in designing and successfully executing strategic directions for several organizations with a current focus on helping boards, organizations, and individuals transition strategy and knowledge between executives upon retirement or departure.  

Advocacy and Government Relations

  • As CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (ICAA), raised brand awareness for the CA profession through public speaking, stakeholder meetings, and nurturing a trusted relationship with the Alberta government.

Organizational and Board Transformation

  • Transformed ICAA by developing high-performing teams and modern policies to achieve strategy.
  • As the CEO of ICAA and Executive Director of CA Education Foundation, modernized board governance practices by supporting director education, clarifying board versus management responsibilities and accountabilities, and enhancing risk management practices and disclosure.

Creativity, Innovation and New Programs

  • Co-founded a unique professional service practice supporting executives and organizations facing leadership change.
  • The creative driver of innovative programs designed to build the financial literacy skills of youth for the CA Education Foundation, and help new Canadians achieve success in the CA profession in Alberta. 

Industry Experience: 

  • Commercial & Professional Services
  • Research & Consulting Services

Board Experience:

Corporate Boards:

Hyduke Energy Inc. 2015 to Present
Chair, Audit Committee
Farm Credit Canada 2014 to Present
Chair, Audit Committee

Additional Boards:

University of Alberta, Board of Governors 2013 to Present
Audit Committee
Investment Committee
United Way of Alberta, Capital Region 2013 to Present
Audit Committee Chair
University of Alberta Alumni Association 2008 to Present
President, 2008–2012
Government of Alberta Results-Based Budgeting Challenge Panels 2011 to 2013
Acute Care, 2014
Recreation and Culture, 2013
Primary Health and Health Benefits, 2012–2013
Alberta Economic Development Authority, Board of Management 2011 to 2013
Vice Chair, Envision Alberta Committee
Canadian Public Accountability Board 2011 to 2013


BOLT Transition 2013 to Present
Halford Consulting Inc. 2013 to Present
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta 2003 to 2013
Chief Executive Officer and Registrar
Director of Practice Review
Grant Thornton LLP 1994 to 2003
Senior Manager


ACC, McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada, 2015
ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2009
CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, 1997
BComm, University of Alberta, 1994