Mervin G. Hillier MBA, MSc HRM, CPA, C.Dir, CMC, DipTh

Merv is the Managing Director for Canadian based, NUVISION ( He works with growth oriented and innovative driven organizations on those factors that are critical to designing, building and sustaining high performance organizations.

Merv was the former Canadian President of a diversified company in manufacturing and distribution servicing the automotive, high tech and consumer industries.  As President, Merv led his company to being consistently recognized yearly as one of the “50 Best Managed Companies in Canada”.

Merv Hillier was the former President and CEO of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. Under Merv’s leadership, CPA Ontario was recognized by CSCS as a leader among the top for profit and not-profit companies in Canada for corporate governance, strategic oversight and value creation. 

Merv was the founding Chair of the Board for the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), the appointed federal regulatory body for practicing immigration consultants.  He subsequently sat as a Public Interest Director with the ICCRC and was the Vice Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee. Merv is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Human Resources Professional Association, a member of the Dean's Advisory Committee for the Business School at Laurier University and on the advisory board of University of Toronto's Professional Accountings Council.

Merv teaches Governance & Financial Accountability in the MFAc program at York University and is session teacher for the residency program of the University of Guelph College of Business and Economics Masters in Business Administration program. Merv also lectures for Directors College (a joint venture between the Conference Board of Canada and McMaster University) in Risk Management and Strategy.

Merv is a Fellow of CPA Canada (FCPA), a distinction which recognizes community involvement, professional success and contributions to the accounting/finance/business profession. He has also been featured in the Profiles in Leadership video series.

Merv holds the degrees of Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Masters of Science in Human Resources Management (MSc HRM), from Edinburgh Business School. He also holds Master’s Certificates in Strategic Agility, Risk Management and Business Performance from the Schulich School of Business. Merv is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and he also holds the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation. His undergraduate studies were in religion and behaviour (DipTh) from Masters College.

Merv has travelled extensively throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. As Managing Director of Nuvision, he speaks regularly to audiences on the principles of developing a high performance organization. As well, he addresses the personal component to individual and organizational success with a focus on "Purpose Driven Performance" as outlined at