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Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership

Robert D. Brouwer

Rob Brouwer, BA, FCPA, ICD.D
Regional Head of Markets 
KPMG Americas

Rob Brouwer is Vice Chair, KPMG Canada, Regional Head of Markets for KPMG in the Americas, a member of KPMG Americas Management Committee, and member of the KPMG Global Sales and Markets Executive.

Rob 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 Canada’s senior accounting technical partner, and for many years National Director of KPMG’s Mining Practice in Canada.

Rob’s community involvement has included serving on a number of arts and not-for-profit boards, and the advancement of corporate governance in Canada. Rob currently serves as Vice-Chair and director of Ballet Jorgen Canada and director of the Soulpepper Theatre Company, and previously as a director of the Canadian Opera Company, a director of Volunteer Toronto, and was recognized as a Circle of Champions member for his work with the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership. He has served on both the Campaign Cabinet and the Major Individual Givers Cabinet for the United Way of Greater Toronto, the Fundraising Cabinet for the Hospital for Sick Children’s Research and Learning Tower, the SickKids Leaders Cabinet, and the Canadian Blood Services Campaign Cabinet For All Canadians.

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 has co-authored, for the past 25 years, a “Current Developments in Financial Reporting” column for the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) Newsline magazine. Rob is Co-Chair of the KPMG 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.