Full Name
Kathleen Taylor
Job Title
Chair, Royal Bank of Canada
Company/ Property
Former President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Speaker Bio
Kathleen (Katie) 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 was instrumental in building the firm’s global brand and its international portfolio of luxury properties. Ms. Taylor is also the Honorary Chair of the world’s first Women in Tourism and Hospitality Conference (WITH.org), which was founded in collaboration with Anne Axler Larcade and Rosanna Caira in 2016. She continues to be an active mentor and sponsor of men and women across the hospitality sector and beyond.

Ms. Taylor is the Chair of the Royal Bank of Canada and serves as Chair of Altas Partners, a North American private equity firm. Ms. Taylor is Vice Chair of the Adecco Group and a director of Air Canada and CPP Investments. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Hospital for Sick Children, is the Immediate Past Chair of the SickKids Foundation, and Co-Chairs the SickKids Capital Campaign.

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.
Kathleen Taylor