John Heaton

Partner, Advisory

KPMG in Canada

John is an experienced IT Risk and Security transformation leader with over 28 years of experience. He brings over 20 years of pragmatic cybersecurity experience in helping clients to transform their IT risk and security organizations, solutions and processes to meet the ever changing regulatory and customer requirements.

His specialties include leading large-scale cybersecurity and transformation programs. John has extensive experience in dealing with leading global organizations having worked in North America, South America and Europe.  He has extensive experience in leading the security and controls implementation components of ERP projects, including SAP, Oracle and Peoplesoft. John also has expert knowledge in information security Risk Management, technical security architecture design, cybersecurity maturity assessments, application security, and security compliance.

  • BBA, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • CA/CPA

  • CISA


  • Lieutenant, Canadian Forces Cadet Instructors Cadre (Reserves)

  • Assistant Training Officer, 748 Markham District Veterans Association Army Cadet Corps