Katherine Forbes

CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), CIRP, LIT

Vice President


Phone: 416.785.1151
Address: 181 Bay St., Suite 3320 - Bay Wellington Tower
Toronto, ON M5J 2T3


Insolvency & Restructuring, Consulting Services

Katherine Forbes specializes in financial advisory services including distressed transaction, restructuring and turnaround consulting for Canadian and U.S. clients. She has strong expertise in performance improvement, business assessments, debtor advisory, financial modeling, and analysis of restructuring alternatives. She has been involved in numerous complex engagements relating to consumer products, women’s apparel and other retailers, as well as manufacturing & distribution for both private and public companies. Prior to joining Richter’s consulting practice, Katherine worked in assurance services in Montreal and Chicago.

Katherine has played leadership consulting roles in the sale and recapitalization of a number of companies including a $2 billion U.S.-based distributor of mobile devices and numerous retail chains, and has also advised stakeholder groups on restructuring alternatives across various industries including consumer products, apparel and healthcare.

Fields of expertise

  • Profitability improvement
  • Corporate restructuring and turnaround
  • Business and liquidity assessments
  • Crisis management
  • Integrated financial modeling
  • Insolvency


  • Consumer products
  • Apparel and footwear
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Business Services

Academic Background

  • Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP)
  • Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA, Illinois)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA)
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy
  • B.Comm., McGill University

Professional and community involvement

  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation - Ontario Network Board member 2018
  • Richter’s Women in Leadership committee - member since 2015
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA) - Sub-Committee member since 2014
  • Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA, CA) - member 2009