|Employer||Royal Bank of Canada|
She joined RBC’s board as a director in 2001.
Taylor joined Four Seasons Hotels Inc. in 1989. She started off in the legal department but was quickly promoted into operations. In 1992 she was promoted to vice president and general counsel. After subsequent promotions to executive vice-president of corporate planning and development, and then president of worldwide business operations, she was chosen in 2010 by Isadore Sharp, the company's founder and chief executive, to be his successor.
In 1984, Taylor earned a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, both at York University, Toronto, Canada. She also holds a BA from the University of Toronto.
- York alumna set to become first woman chair of major bank. York University.
- RBC names Kathleen Taylor new chair, first big Canadian bank with board headed by a woman. Financial Post.