Kelly LeCouvie, Ph.D.

Kelly is a senior consultant with The Family Business Consulting Group. She works primarily in two areas of governance: corporate governance, which includes the development and assessment of corporate boards, and family governance, which includes the development of structures within the family that facilitate effective and sustainable decision making across generations. She has worked with clients in multiple industries based in North and South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

Kelly has worked in an advisory capacity with her family’s 65-year-old logistics company, and has personally experienced the joys and challenges of family members working together. Prior to returning to school to obtain her Ph.D., she founded and managed a securities business in Toronto for several years.

As a faculty member at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Kelly teaches strategy. She is the author and co-author of three books, two on family business. Kelly regularly speaks at conferences to a wide variety of audiences on corporate and family governance structures, family policy development, management of organizational change, and strategic leadership.


  • Undergraduate degree in Economics
  • MBA in Finance
  • Ph.D. in Organization Behavior


Kelly and her husband live in Toronto Canada, enjoy travelling and spending time with family.

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