Our global organization

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At EY we have one strong global leadership team that sets one single global strategy and agenda.

To ensure we are efficient and effective, we have organized our legal entities into 28 similarly sized business units, called Regions, in terms of both people and revenues. These Regions, almost all of which are purposely not single countries, are grouped into four geographic Areas:

  • Americas
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe, Middle East, India and Africa
  • Japan

This structure is streamlined – it allows us to make decisions quickly, and ensures that we execute our strategy and provide exceptional client service wherever in the world our clients do business.

Our Global Executive

The Global Executive is our highest management body and focuses on strategy, execution and operations. Its membership brings together all the elements of our global organization, including the leaders of our geographic Areas and service lines.

Our Americas Executive Board

The Americas Executive Board (AEB) is the top decision-making body of the Americas Area, with accountability for executing strategy, including market leadership and growth, partner and people matters, quality and risk management.

Meet our Canadian leaders

Through the breadth and depth of their collective experience – professionally and in their communities – the leaders of EY Canada reflect the strength of our global network and the diversity of our global culture. 

Executive Committee

   
EY - Jad Shimaly Jad Shimaly
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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    Jad has been EY Canada’s Chairman and CEO since 2018. He previously served on EY Canada’s Executive Committee as Managing Partner for our Advisory practice. Jad has served many of our clients across a variety of sectors and has led substantial programs and initiatives across service lines and markets. He helped to evolve our advisory capabilities to cover risk and regulatory, management consulting and IT advisory across a variety of sectors. Under his leadership, EY became the employer of choice for some of Canada’s top consulting talent and is well positioned to help companies address today’s most complex issues. Jad joined EY in 2000 and was admitted to the partnership in 2007.


EY - Alycia Calvert Alycia Calvert
Managing Partner, Markets and Accounts
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    Alycia leads a high-performing leadership team with a focus on innovation, technology and exceptional client service. She has been with EY for more than 25 years, and has worked in several Canadian EY offices, including London, Calgary and Toronto.

    Alycia has extensive experience in all areas of taxation, as well as corporate reorganization and international taxation across a number of sectors, including asset management, oil and gas, mining and manufacturing. In her past role as Tax Managing Partner, the practice became the number-one tax brand in the Canadian market.

    Alycia leads EY’s corporate social responsibility efforts for the Women’s College Hospital Foundation, is a mentor in the EY NextGen Academy, and is the Vice-Chair and Chair of the Executive Committee on the Board of Governors at the Canadian Tax Foundation.


EY - Stephen Shea Stephen R. Shea
Managing Partner, Talent
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    Stephen is responsible for leading all facets of the firm’s talent strategy for both partners and staff. EY employs approximately 6,000 people across Canada.

    Throughout Stephen’s career he’s excelled as a global client service partner in both the Audit and Advisory practices. His areas of sector experience include mining, metals, health care and life sciences.

    Stephen’s a frequent speaker on topics related to diversity, inclusion and human-equity at EY and in the business community. He’s provided leadership through counselling, mentoring and sponsorship to people within the firm at all levels.


EY - Massimo Marinelli Massimo Marinelli
Managing Partner, Assurance
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    Massimo leads a team of 150 partners who are focused on providing high-quality, insightful and industry-focused assurance services to EY's public, private and government clients.

    Massimo has more than 25 years of experience and sits on the firm's Executive Committee. While managing all aspects of EY's Assurance Practice, he continues to help clients navigate the quickly changing financial and reporting environment and is the client serving partner for several multinational public clients. As the firm continuously innovates to meet the evolving demands of business, regulators and investors, Massimo is leading the Canadian audit transformation journey at EY.


EY - Murray McDonald Murray McDonald
Managing Partner, Transaction Advisory Services
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    Murray has served as Canadian Managing Partner of EY’s Transaction Advisory Services practice since 2003 and also sits on the Canadian Executive Committee. Murray joined the firm in 1984.

    In addition to his leadership role, Murray is the client service partner on a number of large restructuring engagements and has experience in many of the largest Canadian and cross-border restructuring proceedings in a vast range of industries, including airlines, construction, technology, steel, tobacco and retail.


EY - Albert Anelli Albert Anelli
Managing Partner, Tax
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    Albert was recently appointed Canadian Managing Partner, Tax, and a member of our Executive Committee. He’s been with EY since 1990 and was admitted to the partnership in 2002 in the firm’s International Tax practice, where he provides international tax services to Canadian and foreign multinationals in respect of cross-border structuring, financing, and mergers and acquisitions.

    Albert also serves as the global client service partner and/or tax account leader for some of our largest clients, predominantly in the transportation, commercial products and mining sectors.


EY - Linda Williams Linda Williams
Managing Partner, Advisory
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    Linda leads a team of more than 1,000 consultants who are committed to helping clients grow, optimize and protect their business through innovation and transformation.

    Prior to this role, Linda was the Performance Improvement Lead for Canada and led the consulting practice in Québec.

    Linda has more than 25 years of experience leading transformational programs in financial services, telecommunications and other sectors. She has served EY in a number of leadership positions to develop core capabilities and build an inclusive culture and high-performing teams that serve clients at the local and national levels.

    As a passionate, trusted and authentic leader and advisor, Linda’s known for her dedication to clients and teams, as well her ability to navigate and lead complex transformational journeys while balancing performance and human imperatives.


EY - Doris Stamml Doris Stamml 
Chief Legal Counsel
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    As EY Canada’s Chief Legal Counsel, Doris leads a diverse team of professionals who provide legal support on a wide range of issues, including litigation, risk management, governance, contracts and policy matters, mergers and acquisitions, and employment law. As a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Doris is a champion of women in the legal and accounting profession.


Market Segment Leadership

 
EY - Paul Battista Paul Battista
Financial Services Leader, Canada
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    Paul leads the Financial Services practice in Canada, which focuses on delivering advisory, tax, assurance and transaction advisory services to clients in the banking and capital markets (BCM), wealth and asset management (WAM), and insurance subsectors across the country.


EY - Kent Kaufield Kent Kaufield 
Leader, Energy
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    Kent’s role is to bring innovation, creativity and courage to our clients each and every day. He takes great pride in helping make EY teams diverse and inclusive as the best way to drive innovative thinking.

    Kent is also a member of EY’s Global Oil & Gas Leadership team, where he’s connected to EY professionals around the world, leveraging and sharing leading practices and resources in this fast-paced global market. Kent’s 25+ year career with EY has spanned some of Canada’s biggest and most important markets, where he’s built teams, solutions and relationships with business leaders.


Kirsten Tisdale Kirsten Tisdale 
Government & Public Sector (GPS) Leader
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    Kirsten was appointed Managing Partner of Canada’s government and Public Sector practice in 2016. She also leads British Columbia’s Advisory Services team. Prior to the Canadian GPS appointment Kirsten served as the firm’s Global Government and Public Sector Advisory leader where she sat on the global GPS executive team and drove solution development and investment strategy in the GPS sector in over 100 countries. She also serves as the Global Client Service partner for one of Canada’s largest and most complex accounts.

    She has nearly 25 years of experience in advising clients in over 20 countries on designing and implementing complex transformation programs. She brings a combination of strategy, hands on complex program execution experience, and a deep understanding in the role of human capital in driving change.

    Kirsten was a leader in EY’s consulting practice between 1998 – 2000 and joined Cap Gemini Ernst and Young after the split, where we worked for several years in large scale transformation and outsourcing. She left Cap Gemini in 2001 to join the Province of British Columbia as a Deputy Minister reporting to the Premier’s Office responsible for driving public sector transformation. She led a portfolio of over $2.4B worth of projects which delivered over $500M in savings as well as service transformation to the Province.

    Other recent leadership experiences include Vancouver Managing Partner for Korn/Ferry and recognized thought leader and frequent speaker on trends in talent management and leadership, board diversity, and public sector governance and transformation. Kirsten currently sits on the boards the BC Women’s Hospital Foundation and the BC Cancer Foundation. She previously served as a Director for Partnerships BC, as chair of their HR and Governance Committee, The Canadian Council for Board Diversity, and was a founding director of the Centre for Outsourcing Research and Education.


EY - Tim Piggott Tim Piggott
Leader, Private Equity & Pensions
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    With more than 27 years of experience within industry at EY, Tim brings a broad range of transaction experience, including advising private equity, pension and corporate investor groups on merger and acquisition issues, including buy- and sell-side advisory assistance in various sectors.


EY - David Fabian David Fabian 
Private Client Services Leader
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    David has committed his career to building innovative approaches to serving and auditing privately held companies across North America. He brings 30 years of experience cultivating private company relationships.

    Based in Toronto, David is deeply experienced at building a better private company infrastructure, and delivering quality audits that add value and provide business insights. He is skilled in asking the better questions that can fuel expansion, growth, diversification and more. As leader of our Canadian Private Client Services practice, he has built up our well-established brand among entrepreneurs by providing innovative and high-quality services to private companies.

    David has hosted several private company webcasts and moderated and led roundtables and learning events for private business owners and professionals.


EY - Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan
Leader, Western Canada, and Managing Partner, BC

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    Kevin has more than 30 years of restructuring and financial advisory experience. He’s acted for a broad contingent of global private and public entities and government bodies at all levels. He’s assisted corporate entities in the development and implementation of strategic alternatives, with a primary focus on real estate and health care. Kevin is committed to empowering Canada’s Indigenous communities through governance building, economic development and skills transference.


EY - Tony Pampena Tony Pampena
Leader, Central
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    With more than 25 years of experience at EY, Tony has built a tremendous brand in the Central Canada market by bringing the full force and power of EY to clients. Previously, he was the Central Tax service line market leader.

    He has specialized in providing advisory services to public and private companies in numerous industries, including utilities, media and entertainment, manufacturing and private equity. Tony provides a well-rounded and balanced approach to tax planning.


EY - Anne-Marie Hubert Anne-Marie Hubert
East Leader
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    Since January 1, 2016, Anne-Marie Hubert was appointed Québec Managing Partner. Previously, she was the Managing Partner for Advisory Services for EY Canada from 2009 to 2015. She built the EY consulting business and made Advisory Canada the second fastest growing region of the 28 regions in EY world. She joined the firm in 1985, obtained her CA in 1987, and became a partner in 1998. In 2004, she was named a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec (OCAQ).

    A member of the EY Global Advisory Council from 2007 to 2009 and EY Canada’s Executive Committee from 2009 to 2015, Anne-Marie has established a reputation for challenging the status quo to make it easier for all our people to offer quality service and positively impact our economy and our communities. From 2002 to 2006, she led EY Canada's gender equity initiatives and served as the Canadian representative on the Americas Gender Equity Task Force. In December 2006, she received the Rosemary Meschi award, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the advancement of women in the Americas. In December 2011, she was recognized for the fourth time as one of Canada’s 100 Top Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network and in June 2012, she was selected as one of three Champions of Women in Business leaders chosen by Catalyst Canada.  In June 2015, she was the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Concordia University in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the advancement of women in business.

    She serves on the boards of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec, the Public Policy Forum, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Institute of Corporate Directors, Quebec Chapter, and the Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal.