Dennis Fortnum

Former Global Chairman, KPMG Private Enterprise

KPMG in Canada

As the former Global Chairman and Canadian Managing Partner of KPMG Private Enterprise, Dennis Fortnum has helped some of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs grow successful businesses and realize the value of their efforts through timely exit or succession strategies. If you want to unlock the keys to running a successful business, he is your go-to business adviser for private companies of all sizes across a variety of industries. For over 35 years Dennis has been providing audit, strategy, acquisition, and finance-related services to his clients. Dennis is also very active in his community having been involved with a number of not-for-profit organizations, including The Children’s Wish Foundation. He has been involved with the Foundation in various roles almost since its inception 25 years ago and currently serves on the Children’s Wish Foundation’s Advisory Board. Through his efforts, more than 20,000 wishes have been granted to children with life threatening illnesses. Dennis is also an active member of the Board of Directors of the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation where he chairs the Audit, Finance and Investment Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee. He was recently awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his commitment and contribution to his community.

  • Enterprise
  • Succession planning
  • MBA, University of Toronto

  • HBA, Economics, University of Toronto

  • FCA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

  • Advisory Board and Chair of Golf for Wishes, Children's Wish Foundation

  • Audit and Finance, Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation Board

  • Member, KPMG’s Board of Directors (2000 to 2006)