Shelley Hayes

Partner, Forensic

KPMG in Canada

Based out of our Calgary office, Shelley leads our full suite of forensic services across Western Canada.  She is also the National Network Leader for KPMG’s Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption initiatives.  

Shelley has been with KPMG since 1993, where she has held several positions.  Her career experience includes financial statement audit, mergers and acquisitions transactional support. Since 2005 she has specialized in Forensic investigative, dispute advisory and ethics program development services. Prior to relocating to Canada, she was in charge of launching and leading KPMG’s Forensic Services in the Mexico & Central America region. She is experienced in the development of a modern full-service Forensic practice, including the development of Forensic Technology capabilities. In addition to Mexico and Central America, Shelley has also worked in Europe and in the US, and brings many years of experience in building relationships in diverse markets. 

Shelley has extensive experience in investigations of fraud, conflicts of interest and corruption for clients and/or operations in many jurisdictions including Canada, USA, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Germany, France, Switzerland, UK, and Japan, among others. 

She has provided advice to clients and investors in identifying risk exposure related to acts of fraud, anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) laws; as well as ongoing ABC compliance monitoring services and fraud and ABC training and policies/program development. She has provided Expert services and advisory assistance to clients in disputes at court, international arbitration proceedings and direct mediation/negotiation/settlement processes. She also provided due diligence assistance to clients for potential contract governance and compliance reviews; and assessment of entity programs focused around ethics and integrity, including design and operation of whistleblower hotlines.

Shelley has been an invited speaker in several national and international events.

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BComm), University of Saskatchewan

  • CPA, CA

  • CFE