Kathy Kinloch, member of the Corporate Governance Committee, People, Culture and Compensation Committee.

Kathy Kinloch


Kathy Kinloch was President of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Canada's premier polytechnic institution, which serves approximately 50,000 students annually, a position she held from January 2014 until her retirement in June 2022. Through a series of senior leadership and executive roles, she has spearheaded successful strategic change initiatives in the post-secondary, government and healthcare sectors. Kathy’s accomplishments include a Power 50 list citation and Most Influential Women in Business acknowledgment from BC Business magazine; Influential Women in Business Awards, Business in Vancouver magazine; Woman of Distinction, YWCA Metro Vancouver; Top 100 Hall of Fame and Top 100 Public Sector Leaders, Women’s Executive Network (WXN); and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Royal Roads University. Kathy was also honoured as Canada’s Most Admired CEO of 2018, and BCIT as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2019, in the Broader Public Sector categories, by Waterstone Human Capital. Kathy holds a Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science (Nursing, with Distinction) from the University of Alberta, a Master of Arts in Leadership (Chancellors Award) and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. Kathy’s other board positions include the World University Service of Canada, Business Council of BC, Surrey Hospital Foundation and the Public Policy Forum. She is also a member of the Business + Higher Education Roundtable and the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council of the Asia Pacific Foundation, and chaired B.C.’s Emerging Economy Task Force.