Sarah-Kavanagh

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Sarah is currently a Corporate Director and is a former Commissioner on the OSC.  She is a Director of Hudbay Minerals (a leading base metals mining company based in Toronto and traded in Toronto and NY), Bausch Health Companies (a leading pharmaceutical company traded in NY and Toronto) and AST (a leading provider of shareholder services based in NY).  Sarah is also a Trustee of WPT Industrial REIT (a TSX traded REIT focused on US industrial properties) and a Director of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (a Government of Canada Foundation formed to invest in clean technologies in Canada).  She is a former Director of Canadian Tire Bank.

 

Until 2010 Sarah was a Vice Chair in the Investment Banking Department at Scotia Capital.  Prior to assuming this position, Sarah was Head of Equity Capital Markets and before that Head of Investment Banking at Scotia Capital.

 

As well as her experience in investment banking, Sarah has held senior finance positions at several Canadian corporations, including a two national retailers and a large integrated communications company. Prior to moving to Canada, Sarah spent seven years in the investment banking department at Lehman Brothers in New York.

 

In 2015 Sarah was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by WXN, where she continues to act as a formal mentor.  Sarah was named one of the Diversity 50 in 2012. She is also an alumnus of Catalyst Women on Board, a mentorship program where she continues to act as a formal mentor.  Sarah is active with Women in Capital Markets.  In 2008 she received the Women in Capital Markets Award for Leadership.  Sarah completed the ICD.D program at Rotman School of Business and serves on the Executive Committee of the Ontario Chapter of ICD.  She was Chair of the Board of Governors at The Bishop Strachan School from 2009-2014.

 

Sarah holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Williams College.  She holds both U.S. and Canadian citizenship.  Sarah has three daughters.