Peter E. Brown

Board Member, Senior Practice Partner, Deloitte Canada
Peter E. Brown

Peter E. Brown, CPA CA, ICD.D., is a Senior Practice Partner in Deloitte Canada. Peter has close to 30 years’ experience in public accounting, serving clients in both the public and private sectors. He has gained significant international experience in assurance and advisory services and has extensive experience with business advisory services. Peter served as Managing Partner for Deloitte’s Atlantic Practice until 2008 when Peter relocated to Toronto to assume the role of Managing Partner and National Leader for Private Company Services. In 2011, Peter’s responsibilities were expanded to include the entire middle market for Deloitte Canada. In 2013 Peter relinquished these responsibilities and was appointed to Deloitte Canada’s Client Cabinet which is comprised of senior leaders with firm wide market responsibilities.

Peter is the co-author of The Power of The Best, published in September 2012, the sequel to Building the Best - Inside Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Peter is a frequent speaker on topics of entrepreneurship and what makes Best Managed companies unique. Peter has also served on the Board of Directors for Deloitte Canada.

Peter has a broad range of expertise in issues unique to entrepreneurs in privately held companies and to globally oriented mid-market companies. He also has extensive experience in leadership, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and succession planning. His clients ranged from family owned businesses to global organizations in various industries, including transportation, consumer business, technology, real estate, professional services, and mining services. Peter’s current portfolio of clients includes Fortis, Hatch, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Smart Centres, Spin Master and Major Drilling Group International Inc.

Peter has been involved in United Way both in the Atlantic Region and Toronto, in Chambers of Commerce throughout Atlantic Canada, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Sobeys School of Business. Peter is also involved in Habitat for Humanity and served as part of a Deloitte Humanitarian Team that travelled to Brazil in October of 2011 to build homes and meet with local business leaders.

Peter is a graduate of St. Mary’s University and is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Institutes of Chartered Accountants and a CPA (Illinois). Peter is a graduate of the Directors Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and Rotman School of Management.

Peter and his wife Mary-Ellen reside in Toronto with their two daughters Eryn and Kalee.