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Robert D. Brouwer


KPMG in Canada

Rob is a Partner at KPMG in Canada, Regional Head of Markets for KPMG in the Americas, and a member of the KPMG Americas Management Committee.

He has over 30 years of experience as an executive relationship partner and audit partner for a wide range of public and private companies with operations in Canada and internationally, and in a range of industries. Rob has also served in a number of capacities in KPMG’s Canadian, US and International head offices. He has served as Canadian Managing Partner, Clients and Markets, Chief Administrative Officer for KPMG Americas, GTA Regional Managing Partner, and as Partner in Charge of the Toronto audit practice. He was previously KPMG in Canada’s senior accounting technical partner, and for many years National Director of KPMG’s Mining Practice in Canada.

Rob has extensive experience in securities regulatory issues in both Canada and the US, and is a frequent speaker. For the past 25 years, he has co-authored a “Current Developments in Financial Reporting” column for the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) Newsline magazine.

He is a graduate of, and served as faculty for, the Institute of Corporate Directors/Rotman Directors Education Program for the past 10 years, has served as a Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors and as Chair of its Membership and Marketing Committee, and is Chair of the ICD Ontario Chapter Executive. Rob is Co-Chair of the KPMG in Canada Audit Committee Institute, and serves on the Canada Institute Advisory Board of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. and the Leadership Council of the Ivey Business School’s Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership.

Areas of expertise

Corporate responsibility reporting New leadership Sustainability Talent Management
Robert D. Brouwer

Education and qualifications

  • BA (Economics), University of Toronto



  • ICD.D

Community Involvement

  • Chapter Chair, Institute of Corporate Directors Ontario Chapter

  • Board Member, Soulpepper Theatre Company

  • Vice-Chair, Ballet Jorgen Canada

  • Faculty for Institute of Corporate Directors / Rotman Directors Education Program

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