Kathy Kinloch


Kathy Kinloch has served as the President of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) since January 2014, a polytechnic institute with a provincial mandate serving over 50,000 students annually. From 2007 to 2013, Kathy held the positions of Dean of Health Sciences at BCIT and then president of Vancouver Community College. From 2006 to 2007, Kathy was a Senior Advisor to the BC Ministry of Health focusing on provincial surgical wait lists and cardiac care. Previously Kathy served as COO of Fraser Health Authority 2002-2006, and VP at Surrey Hospital 1981-2002.

Kathy holds a Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta, a Master of Arts in Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University.

She is a recipient of numerous awards, including the 50 Most Influential Women in British Columbia and Most Influential Women in Business acknowledgement award from BC Business magazine; Influential Women in Business Awards, Business in Vancouver magazine; Woman of Distinction, YWCA Metro Vancouver; and 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 was recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2019, in the Broader Public Sector categories by Waterstone Human Capital. Kathy’s other board positions are the Business Council of BC, the Surrey Hospital Foundation and the Public Policy Forum. She is also a member of the Business + Higher Education Roundtable, the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council of the Asia Pacific Foundation, and chaired the Government of British Columbia’s Emerging Economy Task Force.