Kathleen Taylor

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Kathleen Taylor
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Occupation Chairman
Employer Royal Bank of Canada
Location Toronto
Website http://www.rbc.com

Kathleen Taylor is the chairman of the board of the Royal Bank of Canada. Taylor, a former hotel executive, took over the chairmanship after David O’Brien retired in December 2013.[1]

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.[2]


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.