Katharine (Kate) Stevenson brings extensive business and corporate governance experience having served on numerous public company and not-for-profit boards in Canada and the US over the past two decades, where she has consistently assumed leadership roles. Previously Kate was a financial executive in the telecommunications and banking sectors. Kate is chair of the board of directors of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and she also serves on the board of Open Text Corporation (member of its Audit Committee).
In addition, Kate serves on the board of directors of Unity Health Toronto, and served on the board of St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation. She is formerly Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Guelph and past chair of the Board of The Bishop Strachan School.
Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Harvard University, and has earned her ICD.D. designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. In 2018, she was honoured by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.