Dennis Hogarth

Dennis Hogarth

Vice President, Consumers Council of Canada

Since entering the audit and accounting profession, Dennis Hogarth has been a pioneer and leader in the innovative uses of digital information in large organizations and in the management of the associated risks. Dennis has more than 38 years of experience working with KPMG, including 27 years working in international leadership positions as a Partner. Starting in the Toronto Office in 1973, he moved to KPMG’s National Office in 1984 where he headed up the Computer Audit and Audit Automation initiatives for the Canadian firm. In 1994, Dennis moved to KPMG’s International Headquarters in The Netherlands to form and lead the firm’s first Global Technology Group. After returning to North America in 1999, he continued working for KPMG International as a Partner in KPMG’s U.S. firm, where he formed and led a global team devoted to the assessment and mitigation of risks associated with the emerging uses of IT, focusing on cross-border personal data privacy and client confidentiality issues in particular.

Dennis’ primary focus for the past decade has been in the area of Information Risk Management, concentrating on emerging issues surrounding Personal Data Privacy, Information Risks, IT Security and Data Governance.

He currently serves as Treasurer of the Port Hope Branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, a Trustee of the Capitol Theatre Endowment Trust Foundation and as a member of both the Risk and Audit Committees for the Port Hope Community Health Center.

He resides in Cobourg, Ontario.