Ian Benbow

Treasurer, Finance and Audit Committee Chair


Growing up in Edmonton, Ian has been a life-long enjoyer of the Edmonton Theatre Scene. Ever since being left home with a babysitter while the rest of his family went to Phantom of the Opera in 1994, he has prioritized attending shows whenever possible. Ian’s always been an earnest supporter of the community, starting at a young age by attending the Edmonton Fringe and Citadel Theatre, to now sitting on the Board of Rapid Fire Theatre, with everything in-between.

Lacking any kind of creativity or artistic talent, Ian decided to pursue a career in the next best thing: Accounting. After graduating from the University of Alberta, where he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce, he started his career with PwC LLP in the Audit and Assurance Practice. In 2012 he obtained his Charted Accountant designation and, for good measure, became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois in 2017.

Ian is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Metalogic Inspection Services, an international NDT provider specializing in advanced inspection, headquartered in Edmonton. Previously Ian served as the Finance Director for the Canadian operations of SPM Oil & Gas, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc.; prior to that, he was the Director, Corporate Accounting and Reporting at AutoCanada Inc.