Claire Kennedy

Ms Claire Kennedy
Ms
Claire
Kennedy
Chair, Governing Council

Ms
Claire
Kennedy

Chair, Governing Council
Ex-Officio


Biography

Claire is a tax partner at Bennett Jones LLP in Toronto. Her practice includes providing tax and transfer pricing advice and representation to foreign and domestic clients. Claire is a frequent speaker on tax and transfer pricing topics. She was selected as National Reporter for Canada at IFA's 2012 International Congress and is the Liaison with International Organizations for the IBA's Taxes Committee.

Claire was law clerk to the late Honourable Mr. Justice Charles D. Gonthier of the Supreme Court of Canada. In December 2012, Claire was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada and she serves on its Audit & Finance and Human Resources & Compensation Committees.

Until June 2012, Claire was a director of Neo Material Technologies Inc. (and a member of its audit and corporate governance committees), a TSX-listed company in the S&P/TSX Composite Index, which was acquired by Molycorp, Inc. in a friendly $1.2B acquisition. Claire received her ICD.D designation and has completed the Making Corporate Boards More Effective program at Harvard Business School and the Financial Literacy Program for Directors and Executives at Rotman. Claire is enrolled in the Advanced Management Program at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

Claire is also a member of the Dean's Council at Queen's Law and has been extensively involved at U of T's Faculty of Engineering as a member of the Dean's Strategic Development Council and Campaign Cabinet Executive, member and immediate past Chair of the Advisory Board at U of T's Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, member and immediate past President of U of T's Engineering Alumni Association and founder and Chair of its Biz Skule™ committee.

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