Brenda LaRose, CPHR, CMC

As the Head of our national Diversity & Indigenous Board Practice, Ms. LaRose brings twenty-five years of experience leading executive search engagements across a broad range of industries and sectors throughout Canada and internationally.

With a strong knowledge of governance and business, Ms. LaRose brings expertise in working closely with boards and executive teams to assess and identify strategies that will attract and retain the right leaders. A Métis Anishinaabe citizen and pioneer of Indigenous executive search, Ms. LaRose speaks regularly at national associations and conferences on topics related to best practices in executive and board search engagements.

Ms. LaRose is a Board Member on the Executive of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, serving on both the Human Resources and Compensation Committee as well as the Nomination and Governance Committee. She is also currently a Board Member of Air North – Yukon’s Airline and is a founding Board member of Infinity Investments LLP (the economic development corporation for the Métis Nation of Ontario).

Ms. LaRose is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba and of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) from the Directors Education College of The Haskayne School of Business and is an active member in the ICD Manitoba chapter. Ms. Brenda LaRose is a co-founder of SheDay (est. 2015), an annual conference that brings pre-executive, executive and entrepreneurial women who aspire to leadership roles in business, non-profit organizations and the community.

A recipient of the 2019 Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2015 Indspire Award for Business and Commerce, Brenda’s recruitment approach is shaped by her lived experience as an Indigenous woman; she is committed to helping create more inclusive workplaces for underrepresented groups across Canada.

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