Katharine Stevenson has been a professional director since 2007, and has over 25 years’ experience as a senior financial executive in Canada and the U.S. From 1995 to 2007, she served as the Global Treasurer for Nortel Networks, and prior thereto had progressively senior finance roles in corporate and investment banking at J.P. Morgan and Company. She was with J.P. Morgan and Company from 1984 to 1995. She presently serves on the boards of directors of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (chair of its Corporate Governance Committee and member of its Management Resources & Compensation Committee), Open Text Corporation (member of its Audit Committee) and CAE Inc. (member and past chair of its Audit Committee and member of its Governance Committee).
Ms. Stevenson has also previously served on the boards of directors of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. and OSI Pharmaceuticals Inc. In addition, she is past vice chair of the board of governors of the University of Guelph and past chair of the board of The Bishop Strachan School.
Ms. Stevenson holds a Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) from Harvard University, and has earned her ICD.D. designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.