Linda Speedy

CHRO, KPMG in Canada

In the past year, KPMG shifted to a new model for the CHRO position by assigning an HR professional to permanently undertake the role, as opposed to reserving it for developmental rotation for a high- potential client service partner. This decision followed the stellar performance of KPMG’s HR team under the stewardship of Linda Speedy, who has 20 years of experience at KPMG, leading HR initiatives and partnering with practices across the country.

Last year was one of challenge and learning opportunities for Speedy as she witnessed major leadership changes at KPMG and helped facilitate these transitions by staying the course on the company’s people agenda and working closely with the new leadership team to craft a new people experience plan.