Beth Wilson P’15 ’19

Beth is a Toronto-area corporate executive and, from 2009 through 2016, was KPMG’s Toronto managing partner responsible for the operations of the pre-eminent professional services firm’s largest practice, the Greater Toronto Area, which comprises 2,500 employees. Beth was also Canadian managing partner, community leadership, proudly leading an innovative initiative where KPMG employees assume grassroots leadership roles to have impact in their own communities while enhancing their management competencies.

With a career that spans more than 20 years, Beth has been selected as a “Top 25 Canadian Woman of Influence” and was twice named one of the “Top 100 most Powerful Women in Canada.”

Beth became an audit partner in 2000 working primarily in the technology sector focusing on serving electronics, software, communications and media companies. She was also a founding member and champion of KPMG’s diversity committee, which promotes the advancement of women and minorities in the organization. In 2005, Beth was appointed chief human resources officer, responsible for the HR strategy and all HR operations for the 5,000-employee strong organization. Beth proudly spearheaded KPMG’s “People Leaders” initiative, which focuses on development, retention and management of the firm’s greatest resource, its human capital. Before taking on her role as Toronto managing partner, Beth spent two years (2007-2009) as the Canadian managing partner, regions and enterprise, where she was in charge of operations for the 24 regional offices of KPMG Canada.

As a senior executive, Beth has always taken on additional leadership roles in the community. She has been director and chair of the Toronto Region Board of Trade; director and vice chair at the National Ballet of Canada; trustee for the Ontario Science Centre; past governor of Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology; and a fervent supporter for the United Way, where she is on the strategic resource development committee and previously sat on the campaign cabinet (GTA), and was co-chair for their pioneering project called “Women Gaining Ground” which strives to improve the lives and opportunities for women facing poverty. In recognition of her leadership in supporting women and girls, Beth was awarded the Margot Franssen Leadership Award by MicroSkills in 2013.

Beth has been a TCS board member for the past three years and chairs the finance committee. She and her husband Brent currently reside in Port Hope and are proud parents of Trinity College School alumnus Ben ’15, and current student Matthew ’19.

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