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Claire M. C. Kennedy

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Claire M. C. Kennedy, B.A.Sc., LL.B, 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 is a past 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 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 and is a professional engineer.