Kathy O'Rourke

As the managing partner of the Prince Edward Island Business unit Kathy’s role is to lead a highly effective team to high performance. It is her role to ensure the business unit achieves budgeted financial performance as well as maintains a strong brand in the market place. She is also responsible for leading a culture of talent development to create a strong succession plan for the firm. Her role requires a strong business acumen which allows her to balance short-term and long-term business perspectives as well as innovate and challenge the status quo. As part of her role she is part of the senior leadership team for the firm and involved in the development of the firm strategy as well as developing tangible plans for execution of the strategy.

Kathy also continues to maintain client relationships and continues to provide accounting, tax, assurance and advisory services to various clients in various industries.

For many years Kathy was a consultant for Farm Business Advisory Services and has been involved in many farm succession plans and operational reviews over the past number of years.

Kathy has been involved in many not for profit Boards and recently chaired the Holland College Board of Governors. In her role as chair she worked closely with the President to drive the mission of the college forward. As chair she was responsible for ensuring good governance, a focus on mission, priorities and guiding the board in fulfilment of its mandate. Her role as chair allowed her to understand the balance required to manage divergent interests that are present in any dynamic organization.

Professional Designations and Memberships

  • Chartered Public Accountant (FCPA, FCA)
  • License to practice Public Accounting in P.E.I.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

Community Affiliations

  • Treasurer District 17 Liberal Association
  • Director CAA Atlantic
  • Chair of CAA Atlantic Investment Committee
  • Director Blockhouse Lighthouse Preservation Society