With a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Ottawa, Stephen Gallagher is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants in Ontario and Newfoundland.
During a 35-year career with a major public accounting firm, 22 of which as part of the firm’s management board, Stephen worked on the management consulting side of the business, specializing in the management of large consulting projects. As a Managing Partner of two large offices, Stephen specialized in recruitment, long-term strategy and planning. Since 2001, Stephen has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Shenkman Group of Companies and The Shenkman Family Foundation, a firm involved in land and real estate development. In addition, since his retirement from his career in public accounting, Stephen provides consulting services in the strategy and investment banking fields to a variety of businesses in the Ottawa and Toronto areas.
Stephen also devotes a considerable portion of his time to charitable activities. He is a member of the board of The National Capital Region YMCA – YWCA and The Atlantic Salmon Federation, and has served as a Director of The Beechwood Cemetery Foundation since 2003. In addition to his projects for various charitable organizations, Stephen injects the same enthusiasm and optimism into his leisure activities, which include fly fishing, rock climbing, motorcycling and skiing.