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Brian Rolfes


Led McKinsey & Company global talent attraction for more than a decade and promotes diversity in the firm

Brian has been with McKinsey for more than 25 years. He has held several client-service and people-related roles in his time with the firm. Brian is one of McKinsey’s global diversity and inclusion leaders, serving as a cofounder of Equal at McKinsey—McKinsey’s network for LGBTQ+ affinity—in 1995. Today, the organization has grown to include more than 1,300 colleagues and 7,000 allies.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Brian was a lawyer and an aspiring human-rights academic. He is called to the Canadian legal bars of Ontario and Saskatchewan.

Currently, Brian leads the Ontario Rhodes Scholarship selection committee and sits on the board of directors of the Stratford Festival Theatre. He also served as the chair of the board of the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto in 2003, when it successfully argued before the courts for equal marriage in Canada. In 2018, the Financial Times of London included Brian in its top 20 global OUTstanding Role Models list of LGBTQ+ leaders.


University of Cambridge
LLM, human rights

University of Saskatchewan

University of Oxford
BA, jurisprudence (Rhodes Scholar)

Carleton University
BA, public administration