Chief Executive Officer, Innovation PEI
Tyson is a Canadian Chartered Accountant who began his career with Grant Thornton LLP. After five years with Grant Thornton LLP, he spent the next seven years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Cayman Islands. He also worked as a Chief Financial Officer for equipment manufacturing companies which provided design, manufacturing and install services.
Prior to his position as Chief Executive Officer at Innovation PEI, he served as Director of Finance at PEI BioAlliance for five years. During this time, Tyson was dedicated to increasing the economic impact of the bioscience sector in Prince Edward Island. He helped deliver Emergence – Canada’s virtual Bioscience Business Incubator. Tyson was a founding board member of Natural Products Canada, North America’s first business accelerator dedicated to the commercialization of products and technologies based on natural product chemistry.
In his private sector roles, he has been responsible for overall financial management and accounting, accurate budgeting, cash flow management, annual audits, preparing claims for funding and meeting tight deadlines. As a key member of the senior management teams, he has provided leadership within his department and the companies as a whole.
His experience in public accounting has provided him with extensive experience in business plan development, providing financial advice to a wide range of clients, experience working in a global and regulatory environment and key financial reporting requirements. Tyson is now proudly and effectively leading the staff at Innovation PEI towards a prosperous economic future.
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