Kathy Kinloch

Kathy Kinloch is President of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Canada’s premier polytechnic institution serving approximately 50,000 students annually, a position she has held since January 2014. Her focus is broadening and deepening BCIT’s partnerships with business, industry and community within B.C., across Canada and globally.

Kathy is recognized for leading organizational renewal in complex environments. Through a number of senior leadership and executive roles, she has spearheaded successful strategic change initiatives in the post-secondary as well as government and health care sectors.

Acknowledgements of Kathy’s accomplishments include Top 100 Public Sector Leaders, WXN’s ranking of Canada’s Top 100 Women; Top 50 Power Lists, Vancouver Magazine; Most Influential Women in Business, BC Business magazine; Influential Women in Business Awards, Business in Vancouver magazine; Woman of Distinction, YWCA Metro Vancouver; and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Royal Roads University.

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

Kathy’s board positions include the Business Council of BC; Polytechnics Canada; Surrey Hospital and Outpatient Centre Foundation; Public Policy Forum and TELUS Corporation. She is also a member of the Business Council of Canada’s Business ‘Higher Education Roundtable’ and, is currently chairing a provincial Task Force examining the emerging economy.