Week 2023


General Stuart Beare

Strategic Advisor, Accenture

November 23, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Keynote: Mission, Team, Family, Me – being and seeing the parachute packers in our lives….

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LGen (retired) Stu Beare feels very privileged and proud to have served 36 years alongside great Canadians in and out of uniform. His last assignment before retiring from our Armed Forces was Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command. There, he and his team across Canada and around the world were responsible for the anticipation of, preparation for, and conduct of operations at home and internationally – alongside scores of interagency and international partners. Over his career, he too deployed and served extensively in domestic and international missions – including in NATO in Germany, the UN in Cyprus and Croatia, commanding NATO troops in Bosnia, and leading coalition forces in Afghanistan.  

 Today Stu is a Strategic Advisor, Defense and Public Safety, with Accenture – in Canada and globally. There he serves in new ways – from the intersection of industry and Defense, Military, Law Enforcement and other national security and public safety professions and institutions – in particular in leveraging the best of Digital transformation to power everyone in everything – from military, public safety and national security operations to the corporate space.

 Born as a son of a soldier in Shilo, Manitoba, and after 20 postings, Ottawa has become home to Stu and his wife France. By great fortune – their 3 adult children, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren have called and do call Ottawa home as well. Grandchild number 6 arrived safe and sound in June of this year. He remains a supporter of and is engaged in the extended family of our serving military and veterans as Chair of the Board for Soldiers Helping Soldiers – a young national Not-for-Profit that serves to find, connect with, and connect homeless Veterans to those who can help them, and as ambassador with Support our Troops – the official charity of the Canadian Armed Forces and our families. He recently concluded service as Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel with the 2ieme Regiment d’artillerie de campagne in Montreal. And he is Patron to the Roman Catholic Military Ordinariate in Canada.  

 Gen Stu is looking forward to meeting and engaging with the financial professionals participating in this year’s Professional Development Week, and to reflecting with them on mission, team and family in ways that are relatable to the incredibly important work, organizations, teams, and missions they lead and enable.

General Stuart Beare