Marlene R. Cepparo

Partner, National Tax Centre

KPMG in Canada

Marlene is a Partner in KPMG Canada’s National Tax Centre. She has over 34 years of experience in tax. Marlene is currently focusing on advancing the firm’s tax growth objectives through the creation and delivery of tax learning to enhance both the technical and professional skills of KPMG tax professionals. Until October 2021, Marlene was the Tax Partner-in-Charge of the National Tax Centre where she oversaw all KPMG tax publications and alerts for Canada, both internally and externally as well as the tax technical learning and knowledge sharing. She is the Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Tax Foundation, a past member of the Tax Policy Subcommittee of CPA Canada, and past member of the Fiscal and Tax Policy Committee, C.D. Howe Institute. Marlene was also a past chair of the Income Tax Education Committee at CPA Canada and was also a member of the Joint Committee on Taxation of CPA Canada and the Canadian Bar Association. She has been part of the organizing committee of Women’s College Hospital Women for Women’s Luncheon since its inception in 2011.

  • Corporate Tax
  • Tax
  • Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA)

  • Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

  • B.Comm., University of Toronto


  • Canadian Tax Compliance

  • Canadian Tax Consulting

  • Vice Chair, Board of Governors, Canadian Tax Foundation

  • Past Chair, Income Tax Education Committee, CPA Canada

  • Past Member, Tax Policy Subcommittee, CPA Canada

  • Past Member, Fiscal and Tax Policy Committee, C.D. Howe Institute

  • Ambassador, Women's College Hospital Foundation