Person Details

Claire M. C. Kennedy

Claire M. C. Kennedy, B.A.Sc., LL.B, LL.D (Hons.), ICD.D, P.Eng, Director

Director Since: November 2015

Committee Member: Audit Committee (Chair), Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and Public Affairs Committee

Claire Kennedy is a lawyer and Senior Advisor, Clients and Industries at Bennett Jones LLP. Following a career as a senior tax partner, Ms. Kennedy is now responsible for strategic growth initiatives. She is the Lead Director of the Bank of Canada, the nation's central bank and serves as the Chair of Neo Performance Materials Inc. since July 2020 (director since November 2017). Ms. Kennedy is a member of the Dean's Advisory Committee at Rotman School of Management and the former Governor of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, former member of the Dean's Council at Queen’s University School of Law as well as a past government appointee to the University of Toronto's Governing Council and served as Chair July 2017 - June 2021. She was formerly a Director of Neo Material Technologies Inc. Ms. Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto and a law degree from Queen’s University. She has completed the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business Advanced Management Program and the Making Corporate Boards More Effective program at Harvard Business School. Ms. Kennedy also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, and was awarded an honorary LL.D. by the University of Toronto.