J.S. (Woody) Hayes, FCPA, FCA

Woody HayesWoody Hayes is a founding partner of Hayes Stewart Little & Co., chartered professional accountants, with offices in Victoria, Duncan and Nanaimo. He served as president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1999/2000 and continues to act as a spokesperson for BC’s CPAs.

An Appointed Bencher beginning in 2016, Woody is a member of the Complainants' Review Committee, Finance and Audit Committee and Practice Standards Committee.

Over the years Woody has served as a chair/board member for Malaspina University College (now Vancouver Island University) (1988-1994). He served as an initial board member for the Vancouver Island Health Authority (2002-2007). He also served as a member of the Canadian Accounting Standards Oversight Council (2003-2008). He has been recognized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants with a Fellowship in 1991 and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. He is a recipient of both the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 and the Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Woody lives in Duncan with his wife Marlene; his two adult children live nearby in Victoria. In his spare time the family skis in the winter and races their sailboat in the spring and summer.