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Heather J. Baker

Canadian Managing Partner, Quality and Risk Management and Social Impact Leader

KPMG in Canada

Heather is the Canadian Managing Partner for Quality and Risk Management and Social Impact Leader.

Heather has extensive career experience in the Consumer Markets, Real Estate, Funds, Enterprise and Banking sectors as an Audit Partner. Clients range from significant Canadian public companies to the Canadian subsidiaries of leading global companies. 

She also has experience as an Area Quality & Risk Leader, which has oversight of risk management functions within various other member firms in the KPMG network.

A Professional Practice Partner, Securities Reviewing Partner and Engagement Quality Control Reviewer, Heather also previously served as KPMG in Canada, Chair of the Board.

In her role as Social Impact Leader, she leads KPMG’s vision and strategy to drive positive social and environmental change to create healthy, sustainable and thriving communities.

In the early 1990s, Heather was seconded to the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, where she served as the Secretary of the Emerging Issues Committee.

Areas of expertise
Audit Capital Markets Financial Services Risk Management Securities
Education and qualifications
  • BComm (Hons.), Queen’s University

  • Licensed Public Accountant, Ontario

Accreditation
  • CPA, CA

  • IFRS and US GAAS / PCAOB standards

Community Involvement
  • Currently on the Finance Committee of Sleeping Children Around the World and on the Board of Canada's Ballet Jörgen.

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