Shawn brings over 25 years of audit experience in the public and private sectors. Shawn joined FortisAlberta in March 2021 as their Director of Internal Audit from CP Rail, where he was the Director of Operations Audit. Before joining CP Rail, Shawn was a Director, Internal Audit and Risk Consulting with KPMG bringing his team and clients from Focal Point Canada (previously known as Sunera), where he was the Managing Partner of their Canadian practice. Shawn was also with KPMG in their Advisory Services Practice in Victoria before Focal Point. Over his 15 years with KPMG and Focal Point, Shawn assisted many organizations with their internal audit, enterprise risk management and risk initiatives.
Before Focul Point, Shawn was the Chief Audit Executive for CanWest Global Communications. He was responsible for developing and building the Internal Audit and Risk function, leading compliance requirements for the Sarbanes Oxley Act and implementing an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework. Earlier in his career, Shawn started the Internal Audit Department for UtiliCorp Networks Canada after spending his early years with an accounting firm.
Shawn is a four-time presenter at the IIA Canada National Conference and many other events and has served on 2020 and 2022 conference committees as a track coordinator. Having worked as a consultant and a CAE, Shawn provides a unique perspective that combines methodology with the practical application of risk.