Kathleen (Katie) Taylor joined the Board of Directors of SickKids Foundation in May 2004. Taylor is a member of the Board of Trustees for SickKids and a Co-Chair of the SickKids Capital Campaign. She served as Chair of the Board of Directors at SickKids Foundation from 2014 to 2020.
Taylor is also Chair of the Board of RBC. She has served on the Board since 2001, where she has chaired the Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committees, and served on the Audit and Risk Committees. Taylor also serves as Chair of Altas Partners, a Toronto-based private equity investment firm. Taylor is a director of Air Canada, the Vice-Chair of the Adecco Group, and a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
Her many accolades for business achievement include the Schulich School of Business Award for Outstanding Executive Leadership and the inaugural Medal for Career Achievement from the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at York University. She has been inducted into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends and was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) in 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2017. In 2016, Taylor received the Governance Professionals of Canada Peter Dey Governance Achievement Award and was made a Member of the Order of Canada. Report on Business magazine named Taylor among the 50 most powerful people in Canadian Business in 2017, and was also named a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors and became a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. In 2021, she will chair the Governor General’s Leadership Conference (GGLC).
Taylor has an MBA and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the Schulich School of Business and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Toronto. She also received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from McGill University and Trent University and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Mount Saint Vincent University. Taylor is a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s National Council where she Co-Chair’s the Human Capital Policy Council. She also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business and on the Principal’s International Advisory Board at McGill University.