Ken Smith has a background in strategy, information technology, governance, and the health care sector. Ken holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics and an Masters of Business Administration from the University of Toronto.
Ken has practiced as a strategy consultant for over 30 years, beginning with McKinsey & Company and later with SECOR Consulting, Canada's leading strategy boutique, where he was a Managing Partner and Chair. SECOR was acquired by KPMG and Ken now practices independently, part-time, under Dundee Associates Limited. His client work and research interests have been focused on industry restructuring and corporate development. Ken has served major corporations on issues of strategy, corporate finance, market development and operations efficiency, spanning all major industries, including the health care sector. He provided strategy and policy advice to biotech, nuclear medicine, pharmaceuticals, hospital supply, and P3 (Public - Private Partnerships) hospital development. Prior to his consulting career, Ken held a range of information technology positions with Imperial Oil Limited.
Ken has been active in corporate governance as a director and an advisor to for-profit and not-for-profit Boards. He is a director of Accerta (Chair of HR Committee), The Arthritis Society (Vice-Chair), the M&A Leadership Council (US), and MTCC699 (Chair). He is a former Chair of the Ontario Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). He has been an advisor on matters of strategy to corporate boards, and recently co-authored (with John Caldwell) CPA guidance for directors: "Overseeing Strategy" and "Overseeing M&A".
In addition to his strategy, technology and governance experience, Ken has been involved in digital transformations in the courier, media and airline sectors.
His leisure activities include DIY, hockey, opera, genealogy.