Derek LambCPA, CA
Derek came to CNB in 2013 and became a partner of the firm in 2015. Prior to joining CNB, Derek worked with KPMG where he was promoted to audit manager with KPMG Ottawa before transferring to work in the same role with KPMG Vancouver.
Derek specializes in assurance engagements, acting as the firm’s Assurance Practice Partner. Derek also has significant experience in providing tax and advisory services for First Nation entities and individuals as well as small to mid-sized business.
Derek was responsible for organizing and leading an appeal to the Tax Court of Canada that resulted in the settlement for 40+ First Nation fishermen and women having their fishing activities being found to be tax exempt.
Since moving to Campbell River Derek has taken on a significant role in the community he serves. Derek was elected the Chair of North Island College in 2016 and is also the Chair of the John Perkins Memorial Housing Society – a 62-unit low income senior’s residence – which he coordinated and led the $1.1M renovation of in 2015. Derek was awarded the Top 20 under 40 for Vancouver Island award in 2015. In 2016 he also received a Future 15 award from the Campbell Chamber of Commerce which recognized 15 young professionals for their positive impact in the community.