Kirsten Maddocks

Vice President, People, CPA Ontario

Kirsten Maddocks is an innovative senior Human Resources Executive and culture-builder who brings strategy, people and technology together to create great workplaces. Kirsten is Vice-President, People at Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario where she leads a team of HR professionals focused on developing CPA Ontario’s talent, organization and culture to accelerate the company’s digital transformation and impact the broader strategic value to the profession. She is currently focused on creating a culture of engagement and high performance by evolving performance management and building out the employee value proposition. 


With over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, Kirsten has a diverse background in human resources, including senior roles in talent and learning & development, as well as strategy, transformation and operations effectiveness. This includes partnering with senior leaders on their business strategies, building compelling talent brands, leading large organizational change initiatives and championing the employee experience. Kirsten has held HR leadership roles within large, complex, global organizations (TD & RBC) as well as mid-size national companies. 


Known as a catalyst for positive change, Kirsten is passionate about people aspect of business transformation and developing organizational capabilities to support the workforce of the future. 


Kirsten holds a Master’s degree from York University as well as a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.