Mattamy Asset Management appoints new board member

Seasoned frame Katie Taylor joined the board of directors of the parent company of North America largest builder of private homes

TORONTO, September 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Mattamy Asset Management, a diversified asset management company and parent company of Mattamy Homes, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen (Katie) Taylor to its board of directors. Ms. Taylor is an experienced executive, corporate director and chair of the board of directors of public and private sector companies, with deep experience in international business, corporate strategy, customer experience, risk management and corporate governance.

“We are delighted that Katie has joined Mattamy’s already highly experienced Board of Directors and look forward to benefiting from her guidance on a range of strategic and business matters,” said Pierre Gilgan, Chairman and CEO of Mattamy Asset Management and Founder of Mattamy Homes. “His diversity of knowledge, skills and experience will be invaluable to our Board of Directors as we continue to evolve and grow our organization.”

Ms. Taylor is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Royal Bank of Canada, vice-president of the Adecco group and director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Air Canada. She is President of Altas Partners, a private equity investment firm. Ms. Taylor is also Chair of the Board of the Hospital for Sick Children. Ms. Taylor is the former President and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. During her 24-year career, she held several senior management positions and was instrumental in building the company’s global brand and its international portfolio of luxury properties.

Ms. Taylor is a member of the National Board of the CD Howe Institute, Chair of its Human Capital Policy Council and a member of the Digital Economy Task Force. She sits on the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Schulich School of Business and the Principal’s International Advisory Council at McGill University.

His many accolades for business achievement include the Schulich School of Business Award for Outstanding Executive Leadership and the inaugural Medal for Career Achievement from the Hennick Center for Business and Law in York University. She was inducted into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends and was nominated for from Canada Most Influential Women Hall of Fame by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) having been honored by the WXN in 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2017. In 2016, Ms. Taylor received the Peter Dey Governance Achievement Award from Professionals in governance of Canada and was appointed as a member. of the order of Canada. Report on Business magazine named Ms. Taylor one of Canada’s 50 Most Influential Business People in 2017.

Ms. Taylor holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto. She also received an honorary doctorate in law from the University of Toronto, McGill university, York University and Trent University; an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Mount Saint Vincent University; and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Huron University College.

Mattamy, a private company, chose to establish an external board of directors made up of qualified advisors in 2010 as a governance best practice. In addition to Ms. Taylor, the other external members of Mattamy’s Board of Directors also have significant experience and expertise:

  • Carol Stephensona highly respected CEO over a 40-year career, former Dean of the Ivey Business School at Western University as well as President and CEO of Stentor Resource Center and Lucent Technologies Canada, now a corporate director serving on the boards of several leading corporations, including General Motors, Maple Leaf Foods and Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers.
  • David Williamsa seasoned executive with over 35 years of experience in the food and pharmaceutical industry, former Executive Chairman of Shoppers Drug Mart and CFO/President of Loblaw Companies, and former Chairman of the Board of Jamieson Wellness and Toronto Hydro and former board member of PC Financial Bank and Mitel Networks.
  • Larry Nicholsoncurrently Executive Chairman of Mattamy Homes, former President and CEO of CalAtlantic Group, the fifth largest homebuilder in the United States, and President and CEO of The Ryland Group.
  • Luke Gilganformer educator, currently a board member of the Peter Gilgan Foundation, as well as Director of Programs at the Gilgan Family Office.
  • Tim Hockeyformer President and CEO of TD Ameritrade, former Group Head, Canadian Banking and Wealth Management at TD Bank Group, and President and CEO of TD Canada Trust, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Maple Leaf Foods and Chairman of the Board of CivicAction Leadership Foundation.

About Mattamy Asset Management

Mattamy Asset Management is an asset manager focused on building a diversified portfolio of investments across geographies, asset classes and the risk and reward spectrum. Mattamy Asset Management is the parent company of Mattamy Homes Canada and Mattamy Homes US, which together form the largest private residential construction platform in the North America. Mattamy Asset Management is committed to obtaining the best long-term risk-adjusted returns for its clients and to acting as a socially responsible company.

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