Shelley M. Hayes oversees KPMG’s Forensic services in Western Canada and is also the National Leader of KPMG’s Anti-Bribery / Anti Corruption network. Prior to that, Shelley was the founder & Forensic Lead Partner for KPMG in Mexico & Central America region. Having lived and worked in Canada, Belgium, USA and Latin America, her career has spanned diverse issues concerning financial crimes; risk/exposure related to anti-bribery and corruption compliance; detection and investigation of corruption, fraud and conflicts of interest; advisory in ethics and integrity and the design and operation of whistleblower hotlines. She has acted as an expert in damages quantifications in international arbitration proceedings, resolution of private commercial disputes and court disputes.
Shelley has been an invited speaker in several national – CPA Ontario, Senate of Canada – and international events, including: “A Shared Strategy to Improve Competitiveness and Investment” – Mexican Public Administration Secretariat, “Perspectives & Challenges in the Prevention and Fight against Corruption” – Mexican Federal Government, and “Latin American Conference on Corporate Responsibility for Promoting Integrity and Fighting Corruption” – the OECD & Controller General of Brazil. She participated in Private Sector and Civil Society consultations in France organized by the OECD Working Group on Bribery as well as consultation in the Working Group’s Stage 3 and 4 reviews of Mexico’s implementation of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions
Shelley has authored and co-authored various articles and publications, primarily addressing financial crime incidence and fraud risk management initiatives.