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Kendra MacDonald

Kendra Headshot Kendra MacDonald, CPA, CA, CISA, CFA, CIA, CRMA

Kendra MacDonald is a Partner in Deloitte's St. John's office and leads the Atlantic Enterprise Risk practice. The Enterprise Risk practice within Deloitte is focused on "helping clients manage risk and uncertainty from the Boardroom to the network". Kendra is also the Lead Client Service Partner for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and is responsible for all Deloitte services provided to Government. Kendra specializes in the areas of governance, cybersecurity, internal audit, information technology audit, internal control certification including SarbanesOxley 404 and National Instrument 52109 compliance, privacy and risk management. Kendra has worked with a number of clients across multiple industries, small and large, public and private.

As a member of Deloitte's National Innovation Council, Kendra is committed to raising awareness around the impact of exponential technologies including: 3D printing, sensors and networks, robotics, digital medicine, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence. The world is moving from linear growth to exponential growth in technology and this creates lots of opportunities to build exponential organizations from anywhere in the world. This is great news for technology companies and the technology sector in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Kendra is also committed to trying to build the community of women in technology and particularly girls in technology to build diversity within the technology community and future opportunities for girls in a technology sector that will continue to build worldwide.

Kendra started with Deloitte in Ottawa in September 1993 as a co-op student in the audit practice and then full time in September 1995. While in Ottawa, Kendra had the opportunity to work with a client in the United States Virgin Islands for two months. Kendra took advantage of the Deloitte Global Development Program to transfer to Sydney, Australia for 3 years in July 1998 as a manager in the audit practice. In July 2001, she left Sydney to spend 9 months in Hong Kong as a senior manager in the audit practice. While in Hong Kong, Kendra assisted in establishing the Asia-Pacific Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) industry group, leading training for telecom practitioners in Beijing and Hong Kong and participating in the organizing committee for the first Asia-Pacific TMT conference.

Kendra returned to Montreal Canada in August 2002 to join the Enterprise Risk practice as a senior manager. Kendra became a partner in 2006. While in Montreal, Kendra also had the opportunity to spend 2 months in Moscow, Russia assisting that practice with quality control as they built their local practice. In June 2010, Kendra had the opportunity to come to St. John's to lead and build the Atlantic Enterprise Risk practice. The Atlantic Enterprise Risk team is currently 18 people located in Saint John, NB, St. John's, NL and Halifax, NS.

Kendra has recently spoken on the following topics in addition to providing board training on the topics of governance and risk management including technology risk:

(1)   Where's the Risk? Risk Management and Exporting at the NLOWE conference in Corner Brook in April 2015

(2)   Innovation and Disruption - Institute of Internal Auditors National Conference, Ottawa October 2014

(3) Disruption - Deloitte Business Class - Montreal, October 2013 and Quebec City, November 2013