Anna’s consultative style and pragmatic approach have delivered exceptional results to organizations and leaders across Canada. Anna is a Managing Partner with KBRS and leads the firm's national academic executive search practice and our Atlantic Canadian executive search practice.

An experienced professional consultant, Anna has led executive searches and provided strategic advice to universities and colleges, government, not-for-profit, family-owned and private sector organizations across Canada. Her commitment to understanding organizations and individuals has established her as a trusted advisor on strategy, governance, leadership development, operational effectiveness and organization design. Whether working with a board or search committee, meeting with a candidate or coaching a leader, Anna is committed to providing strategic leadership and talent counsel to our clients. Her past experience as a senior leader within the public service, and as an advisor to senior leaders within the academic, public and private sectors, has given her first-hand insight into the rewards and challenges of leadership in broadly-accountable organizations.

A thoughtful connector and facilitator, Anna has contributed insightful articles, seminars and workshops for clients in the academic, public and corporate sectors as well as professional groups and industry associations.

Prior to joining KBRS, Anna was a consulting partner and principal with two large public accounting firms, and held senior leadership roles within the Nova Scotia public sector. Anna is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, a Fellow Certified Management Consultant, and has a Master's of Business Administration Degree in Health Administration.

Anna’s passion for people, public and community service is demonstrated through her active involvement with many community and professional groups.  Anna is a Director on the Nova Scotia Health Authority Board, the Chair of the Sacred Heart School of Halifax Board of Governors, a former Chair of Brigadoon Children’s Camp, and Chair of the International Women's Forum (Atlantic Chapter). 
Anna and her husband are proud parents of two inspiring daughters. In her spare time, Anna is a slow but steady runner, a tenacious new golfer and a recreational skier.

Anna Stuart
Managing Partner