A Partner in KBRS’s National Academic Search Practice and the firm’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Lead, Amorell uses her unique combination of corporate communications, governance, and EDI skills and experience to assist organizations in the search and recruitment process. 

Strategic, creative, and insightful, Amorell has a solid reputation as a results-oriented colleague with experience across a range of sectors, including higher education, health care, and community organizations. She has held senior management roles for government ministries, broader public-sector organizations, and public relations agencies. 

Amorell has provided search and recruitment leadership and support to academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations. During a 12-year career at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Amorell served on hiring committees across multiple departments, providing advice about making the recruitment process more inclusive and diverse. 

Amorell was instrumental in establishing search processes for senior roles that reported to the Principal of the Scarborough campus. Amorell also participated in the recruitment of governance volunteers to serve on the Governing Council, the Campus Council and its Committees. While a senior administrator at Canada’s largest university, Amorell received several staff leadership awards in recognition of her commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, as demonstrated by the numerous EDI initiatives she led.  

A trained journalist who speaks English and French, Amorell completed her Master of Education degree at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, with a focus on adult education and community development. 

Amorell strongly believes in engaged citizenship and has been actively involved in the communities where she lives and works. She served on a provincial health care board, Central East Local Health Integration Network (CE LHIN) for a five-year period beginning in 2014. As Board Vice-Chair, Amorell participated in the recruitment process for Board Members, was Chair of the CEO Evaluation and Compensation Sub-Committee, and served on the CEO Search Committee. 

Amorell, a mother of three sons, enjoys arts and entertainment, travel, creative writing, and sports. 

Amorell Saunders N'Daw
Partner and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead
647.475.1176