Andrea Forbes-Hurley, MBA, CPHR

Managing Partner
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Andrea Forbes-Hurley

Instrumental in the completion of hundreds of executive search assignments, Andrea’s commitment to providing strong strategic counsel and building lasting partnerships is evident. 

Having worked with a variety of governing bodies, Andrea brings a well-developed understanding of how to support and facilitate a seamless, collaborative decision-making process in a publicly accountable context. With experience across both the public and the private sectors, her specific focus is on the recruitment of leaders for post-secondary, government, health care and not-for-profit organizations.

In addition to leading and facilitating executive searches, as a Managing Partner with KBRS, Andrea provides strategic oversight to the firm’s executive and academic search practices and contributes to the day-to-day management of KBRS.

Education and Certifications:  

  • Master of Business Administration, Saint Mary's University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (Hons.), St. Francis Xavier University
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Certificate program, Cornell University

Passions, Community Involvement and Personal Interests:

  • Member, Maritime Chapter Advisory Executive, Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, 211 Nova Scotia
  • Director, Board of Directors, Halifax Partnership
  • Professional Mentor, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
  • Previously, Director & Board Secretary, Board of Directors, Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education
  • Proud mom of two exuberant and highly active small children who keep she and her husband busy and regularly entertained

Executive Search Sector Specialty:

  • Provincial and Municipal Government
  • Health Care
  • Academic
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Andrea Forbes-Hurley