Photographic portrait of Kirsten Tisdale
Modernizing our governments will allow us to better serve our citizens, while creating a more sustainable and competitive economy for Canadians now and for generations to come.

Kirsten Tisdale

EY Canada Managing Partner, Government and Public Sector

Trusted advisor in supporting governments and public entities through complex reform and transformation. Passion for road biking, hiking and keeping up with my two very active young boys.

Kirsten is the Managing Partner of EY Canada’s Government and Public Sector practice. Prior to this appointment she served as the firm’s Global Government and Public Sector Advisory Leader where she sat on the global sector executive team and drove solution development and investment strategy in the public sector in over 100 countries. She’s also served as the special advisor to the BC premier and cabinet on government reform.

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

How Kirsten is building a better working world

“I’m passionate about helping leaders build the confidence and skills to courageously lead change. I’ve supported numerous governments through complex reform in the areas of auto insurance, gaming, procurement modernization, shared services and other complex transformations. In doing this, I strongly believe that everything we do is done by people and with people and the importance of building our human potential is critical to our collective success.

In my personal time, I also serve as the chair of the BC Cancer Foundation, which raises hundreds of millions of dollars to support world leading cancer research and improvements to care.”

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