Gillian Smith Bio

Gillian is recognized across the not-for-profit, private and public sectors for her notable leadership skills. She recently joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Canada’s top-ranked public relations and public affairs firm. Previously, she served as the Chief Marketing Officer at the Toronto Region Board of Trade and as Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC). Gillian spent almost 15 years in the private sector, notably with the Royal Bank of Canada, RBC Capital Markets and Aeroplan. She is very active in the community and sits on the boards of numerous organizations dedicated to the arts and civic life in Canada. She currently serves as Chair of the Toronto Public Library Foundation, Interim Chair of Community Food Centres Canada and is a board director with Business for the Arts and the Culture Days.