Ms. Kathleen P. Taylor is an Independent Director at Air Canada, a Vice Chairman at Adecco Group AG, a Global Executive & Corporate Director and Investment, Audit, Human Resources and Compensation Committee at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, a Chairman at Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, Royal Bank of Canada, a Member at American Hotel & Lodging Association, Inc., Order of Canada, World Travel & Tourism Council Ltd. and a Member-National Council at C.D. Howe Institute.
She is on the Board of Directors at Air Canada, Adecco Group AG, The Hospital for Sick Children and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
She has over 25 years of global executive experience overseeing major strategic and operations initiatives, negotiating expertise and strong relationship management capabilities that drove the modern evolution of an iconic company with the support of almost 100 ownership and development partners around the world.
Ms. Taylor was employed as a President & Chief Executive Officer by Four Seasons Hotels Ltd., a Principal by Goodmans LLP, and a Member by United Way of Greater Toronto.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, a graduate degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and an MBA from The Schulich School of Business. Recipient of the Order of Canada with the grade of member (2016). Recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Mount Saint Vincent University (2015) and Honorary Doctorates of Laws from Trent University (2016) and York University (2014). Named the first woman Corporate Hotelier of the World by Hotels Magazine (2011) and was inducted to the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends (2010). Recipient of the Inaugural Medal for Career Achievement from Hennick Centre for Business and Law (2010), and the Schulich School of Business Award for Outstanding Executive Leadership (2001).