Speakers

Wayne Gretzky

Kathleen (Katie) Taylor

Chair of the Board, RBC Royal Bank

Kathleen (Katie) Taylor is Chair of the Board of RBC and also serves as Chair of Altas Partners, a Toronto-based private equity investment firm. Ms. Taylor is a director of Air Canada, Vice-Chair of the Adecco Group and a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Hospital for Sick Children and Co-Chair of the SickKids Capital Campaign.

Ms. Taylor is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. During her 24-year career with the iconic global company, she held a number of senior leadership roles and was instrumental in building the firm’s global brand and its international portfolio of luxury properties.

Ms. Taylor is a Member of the Order of Canada. She has been inducted into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends and Canada’s Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame. In 2017, Report on Business magazine named Ms. Taylor among the 50 most powerful people in Canadian Business.

Nancy MacKay

CEO & Founder, MacKay CEO Forums

Dr. Nancy MacKay is the founder and CEO of MacKay CEO Forums, the highest impact and least time intensive peer group for over 1000 CEOs, Executives and business owners across Canada. With a dream to populate the world with inspiring leaders, she founded MacKay CEO Forums in 2005, after seeing first hand the tremendous value of having CEOs come together to learn from each other, and to help each other deal with their toughest issues and challenges.

Nancy is a CEO coach, dynamic keynote speaker, published author and a former university professor. She is the host of The CEO EDGE Podcast Show with thousands of listeners from around the world. Nancy holds a B.Math and a Masters degree in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo, as well as a Ph.D. in Business from Canterbury University in New Zealand. She is the co-author of “The Talent Advantage” by Wiley Publishing. Nancy loves playing squash and travelling around the world with her family and lives in BC.

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“I believe that we all need to show up as Inspiring Leaders every day and be the best for the world.”

Nancy MacKay
CEO & Founder, MacKay CEO Forums