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Andrew Stancel
Lead Consultant

Andrew Stancel has consulted for more than 13 years on executive and director pay issues, including program design and implementation, benchmarking, pay-for-performance linkages to corporate business performance, technical and regulatory issues, compensation committee governance and mandate, managing compensation related risk, proxy drafting and review, and severance and change-in-control design and advice.

His clients include large and small companies in diverse industries including transportation, energy and utilities, telecommunications, oil & gas, storage & shipping, real estate, mining, and retailing. His client relationships primarily involve a direct reporting relationship to the Compensation Committee.

Andrew is the author of articles for the Canadian Tax Journal and Taxation of Executive Compensation & Retirement Journal covering topics such as executive compensation disclosure, Compensation Committee governance, tax-effective risk-adjusted incentive arrangements, and personal tax planning. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Ontario West GTA Chapter Executive Committee.

Andrew began his career at Price Waterhouse and then worked for several years as a human capital performance and reward consultant at Ernst & Young. Prior to joining Meridian, Andrew spent 5 years with Hewitt Associates in its executive compensation practice. Andrew holds a B.Com. Commerce & Finance, and B.A., Economics from the University of Toronto.

Recent Insights By Andrew Stancel

UPDATE: New Tax Rules for Stock Options

by Andrew Stancel on December 15, 2020

Client Alerts

The Federal Government announced that changes to the taxation of stock options will be effective for options awarded after June 30, 2021.

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Director Compensation—What Public Boards are Considering in Light of Substantial Energy Price Declines and/or COVID-19

by Christina Medland and Andrew Stancel on April 4, 2020

Client Alerts

Impacts to executive and director compensation programs and related governance issues, from the economic turndown that has followed the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent sharp decline in oil prices.

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