Class of 2016
Gordon Nixon was chief executive officer of Royal Bank of Canada from 2001-2014. Mr. Nixon is a director of George Weston Limited, Bell Canada Enterprises, BlackRock Inc. and he sits on the advisory board of KingSett Capital. Mr. Nixon is chairman of MaRS, the Queen’s University Capital Campaign, a director of the Art Gallery of Ontario and has served as a director of a number of organizations in health care and education and is a past chair of the United Way of Greater Toronto.
Throughout his career he has been recognized with many honours including twice being 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 been awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario and has Honorary Doctorates of Law from Queen’s University and Dalhousie University.