Alex MacBeath
Vice-Chair
Health PEI
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Alex MacBeath received his B.Sc. from UPEI and his MBA from Dalhousie University. A member of the Canadian, Ontario and Prince Edward Island Institutes of Chartered Accountants, he received his C.A. designation in 1979 and was awarded his FCA in 2003. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds his ICD.D designation through the Rotman School of Management. He has completed Executive Education Programs at Harvard Business School, Oxford University and Kellogg School of Business.

Mr. MacBeath was with Grant Thornton LLP for 35 years, 26 of those as partner. He was CEO and Executive Partner of Grant Thornton LLP from 2001 – 2008. From 2008 until his retirement in 2012, he was ‘Global Leader, Markets’ and ‘Regional Leader, Asia Pacific’ at Grant Thornton International based in London, UK. He has extensive experience in business strategy, risk management, national and international markets and managing change in large and complex organizations.

Mr. MacBeath has been an elected and executive member of both the Grant Thornton International and Grant Thornton Canada Boards. He has extensive involvement with the boards of many for-profit companies and not-for- profit organizations as an accountant and as the CEO of a public accounting firm.

He is currently Vice-Chair of Health PEI, Chair of the Start-Up Zone, founding partner of Island Entrepreneurship Fund, sector champion for UPEI Inspire Campaign, and director of Island Advance, the Medic Alert Foundation of Canada and a number of other not-for-profit organizations.

He lives in Gladstone with his wife, Nancy. They have one adult daughter, Amy.