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, University of Toronto. 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, and was CEO and Executive Partner 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.
He is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of Island Capital Partners, a seed capital investment fund; Chair of the StartUp Zone, an incubator in Charlottetown; Director, Island Water Technologies; Director Regen Wastewater Technologies Inc.; Chair of Wallace McCain Institute; Executive Director, PEI Bridge; Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Chair Finance Committee, University of Prince Edward Island; advisory board member, UPEI School of Mathematics and Computational Sciences; member of PEI Partnership for Growth Task Force; Director, Chair Finance Committee, National Angel Capital Organization; Director, Chair of Audit Committee and member of Executive Committee of MedicAlert Foundation of Canada; Vice-chair, Confederation Center of the Arts; Director and Chair of Finance, Canadian Museum of History; past chair of the audit committee and past chair of the long term vision task force of Health PEI.
He lives in Gladstone, PEI with his wife, Nancy. They have one adult daughter, Amy.