CPA, CA, CBV Dean, Deloitte University North
Managing Partner, Toronto Financial Advisory
Bay Adelaide East
8 Adelaide Street West, Suite 200
Karen is the Managing Partner for Deloitte’s Toronto Financial Advisory practice. In this role, Karen serves as a core member of both the national Financial Advisory leadership team and Toronto leadership team, helping to shape the strategic direction for the Financial Advisory practice nationally, as well as how Deloitte serves its clients in the Toronto region.
Karen is also the Dean for Deloitte University (DU) North, which is one of six such facilities focused on leadership development across Deloitte’s global network. DU North’s mission is to build a better future by creating the best leaders at Deloitte and at our clients. As Dean, Karen is responsible for directing how the curriculum and DU’s approach to leader-led, experiential learning combine to produce its distinctive leadership experience.
Karen is known for working closely with her clients to solve their biggest challenges, often in response to a crisis. She has extensive experience working with in-house legal counsel, external counsel, compliance personnel, and key business stakeholders on high profile matters that involve financial, reputational, and regulatory risk.
Karen brings particular passion to developing talent, as well as fostering high performing teams. She is an inclusive leader, and actively coaches and mentors next generation leaders at Deloitte and in other organizations. Throughout her career, she has championed diversity in the workplace—in 2006 Karen co-founded Deloitte’s Canadian Women’s Initiative Network. Since then, she has continued to develop numerous initiatives that accelerate the progress of female leadership, both within Deloitte and at her clients. In 2016, Karen was named one of the 100 most powerful women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).
Karen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business and is a Chartered Business Valuator, a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Accountant.