Alaina Tennison

COO and National Managing Partner, PwC

Speaker's bio

Alaina Tennison is PwC Canada’s COO and National Managing Partner, People & Partnership and a member of the firm’s Canadian Leadership Team.

In this role she provides strategic oversight of our firm’s Assurance, Consulting, Deals, Tax and Internal Firm Services. She also has responsibility for the Chief People Officer and teams within: Inclusion and Diversity, People Experience, and Partner Experience reporting into her. 

Alaina continues to be a practicing assurance partner.

Prior to her current role, Alaina was the Chief Financial Officer of PwC Canada. She has also held various other roles within PwC, including Assurance Leader of the GTA, the partner responsible for regulatory affairs and public policy in Canada and the Canadian representative on the PwC global regulatory policy board.

With more than 25 years of experience, Alaina has extensive market experience and trusted relationships in the assurance, regulatory and policy spaces. She specializes in working primarily with multinational, financial services and real estate clients.

Outside of the office, Alaina is thrilled to be a SickKids Leader and a member of the SickKids Foundation Campaign Cabinet. Alaina is also a Director of the Toronto Board of Trade and is the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. In her spare time she enjoys golf and travelling with her husband and three children.

Alaina joined PwC in 1996 after earning her BCom (Honours) degree from McMaster University. In 1999, she obtained her CA designation and was awarded her FCPA, FCA in 2021.