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Kenneth J. Fredeen

General Counsel and Secretary, Deloitte LLP


Mr. Fredeen is General Counsel, Secretary to the Board, and a member of the Leadership Team with Deloitte LLP.During his tenure with Deloitte, Mr. Fredeen has held responsiblies for the firm’s corporate responsibility program and presently he serves on the Deloitte Foundation Board of Directors.

Mr. Fredeen is a leader in the legal profession and the General Counsel community in particular. He is a member of the Association of Canadian General Counsel and is a frequent speaker and panel member on topics related to the role and challenges of the General Counsel, diversity and in house practice management. In 2013 he was recognized by Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of Canada’s top 25 most influential lawyers and judges in Canada. Mr. Fredeen is a lecturer at the CCCA/Rotmans Business Leadership Program for In-house Counsel.

In July 2012 Mr. Fredeen was appointed by the Government of Canada to Chair a Panel which reported on Labour Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities. The Panel tabled its report in January 2013.

Working with other Canadian general counsel, Mr. Fredeen was a founding member of Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion and he now serves as president. The LLD is playing a critical role in the creation of a more inclusive legal profession in Canada. Mr. Fredeen is the past Chair of the Deloitte Inclusion Council and former Executive Sponsor or the Deloitte LGBTQ peoples’ network and now acts in that capacity for the Deloitte network for employees with disabilities.

Mr. Fredeen serves as Chair of the Board of The Learning Partnership, a national organization which supports public education in Canada, a member of the board for Canadian Business SenseAbility, a recently established not-for-profit entity supporting the employment of people with disabilities, and a member of the board for the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy.

As an active and engaged leader in the community, Mr. Fredeen was awarded the Queens Jubilee Medal in 2012 and Mr Fredeen and his team were awarded the General Counsel Award (Social Responsibility) in 2012. In 2014, Mr Fredeen was awarded the King Clancy Award for his work supporting Canadians who live with disabilities. In 2015 he received the SABA Diversity Award.

Mr. Fredeen and his wife have three children.

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