Week 2023


Gary Kent

Chief Administrative Officer, Peel Region

November 24, 2023

BONUS SESSION: Global Talent Trends: Challenges and Opportunities for the Public Sector

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Gary is the Chief Administrative Officer for Peel Region, the third largest municipality in Ontario, Canada, delivering services and infrastructure to 1.5 million residents and 175,000 businesses. Gary manages an annual fiscal budget of over $3.8 billion.

He has led many significant community and corporate transformational strategic initiatives in the UK and Canada, focused on delivering strategic value.

As well as being an ACCA member, Gary is a CPA in Canada and earned a BA in Accountancy from Glasgow Caledonian University. He has graduated from the Directors Education Program from the Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, holding the ICD.D designation.

In addition to being elected to ACCA’s Council and sitting on ACCA’s Public Sector Global Forum, his board and committee commitments include: the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA); One Investment Board and Sheridan College’s Professional Advisory Council.

Gary Kent