Mr Gordon M. Nixon CM
Gordon Nixon was chief executive officer of Royal Bank of Canada from 2001-2014. He is a director of George Weston Limited, Bell Canada Enterprises, BlackRock Inc., and sits on the Advisory Board of KingSett Capital.
He is chairman of MaRS, a not-for-profit organization, chairman of the Queen’s University Capital Campaign and a director of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Mr. Nixon is past chairman of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Premier’s Jobs and Prosperity Council.
He has served as a director of a number of organizations in the arts, health care and education and has chaired numerous fundraising campaigns including the United Way of Greater Toronto. He has been awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. He has twice been included on Barron’s list of the World’s Best CEO’s, and was on Bloomberg’s list of the World’s 50 Most Influential People. Mr. Nixon has an Honorary Doctor of Laws from both Queen’s University and Dalhousie University.