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Grant J. McDonald

Global Sector Leader, Aerospace & Defence; Lead Partner Government of Canada; Office Managing Partner - Ottawa

KPMG in Canada

Grant McDonald is a KPMG partner in Canada with over 35 years’ experience. He is the Global and Canadian sector leader for KPMG’s Aerospace and Defence (A&D) Industry practice. In this role, Grant is responsible for staying abreast of the current issues facing aerospace and defence companies around the world and for sharing his knowledge with our clients and KPMG team members. Grant also serves both public and private Tier 1 companies in the A&D supply chain. He is a frequent speaker on topics of interest at industry gatherings such as the Farnborough and Paris airshows and is a member of industry associations including AIAC, CADSI, OAC and AIAC Pacific. 

Grant is also the Office Managing Partner for KPMG in Ottawa. In this role, Grant provides leadership to the Audit, Tax and Advisory functions and promotes client service excellence to our clients in the Ottawa area. Grant is also the leader of the Federal Government practice in Ottawa, and works closely with a number of key federal departments, agencies and crown corporations. 

Grant is active in his community. He is a member of several volunteer Boards of Directors, including the National Arts Centre Foundation, the Canadian Club of Ottawa and the National Judicial Institute.

Areas of expertise

Aerospace and Defense Corporate Tax Industrial Manufacturing Tax
Grant J. McDonald

Education and qualifications

  • B.Comm. (Hons), Queen's University


  • FCPA, Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant, Ontario, 2013

  • CA, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1984

Community Involvement

  • AmCham Defence and Security Committee member

  • Board Member, National Arts Centre Foundation & Chair of Finance Committee

  • Financial Committee Member, National Judicial Institute

  • Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012

  • Past-President, Canadian Club Ottawa

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