Kim Campbell, PC, CC, OBC, QC

Lead Independent Director
Canada’s Nineteenth Prime Minister

Committees: Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee (chairperson)

Educated as a political scientist and lawyer, Kim Campbell served at all three levels of government and ultimately as Canada’s nineteenth and first female Prime Minister in 1993. She held the cabinet portfolios of Minister of State for Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of National Defence, and Minister of Veterans’ Affairs. She was the first woman to hold the Canadian Justice and Defence portfolios, and the first woman Minister of Defence of a NATO country.

Ms. Campbell served as Canadian Consul General in Los Angeles (1996-2000) and taught at the Harvard Kennedy School (2001-2004). She chaired the Council of Women World Leaders, and was President of the International Women’s Forum. She was Secretary General of the Club of Madrid (2004-2006), an organization of former presidents and prime ministers of which she is a founding member. As Founding Principal, she designed and launched a ground-breaking leadership program at the University of Alberta called the Peter Lougheed Leadership College.

Ms. Campbell speaks on a variety of topics through her agencies, the American Program Bureau and the Global Speakers Agency. She is a trustee of the International Center for the Study of Radicalization at King’s College London, and served as a trustee of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies 2007-2010. She also serves on several nonprofit boards / advisory committees including Equal Voice, a Canadian organization devoted to achieving gender parity in the Canadian House of Commons.