Kathy Bardswick

Burlington, ON

Kathy Bardswick has spent nearly 4 decades in the financial services industry, retiring in 2016 from her position as President and CEO of The Co-operators Group Ltd. Kathy’s commitment to ensuring The Co-operators contributed to a more sustainable world led to her participation in a number of initiatives including being the first Canadian Insurance company signatory to the UN Principles of Sustainable Insurance, being a member of the UN Inquiry into a Sustainable Financial System, and accepting numerous recognitions on behalf of The Co-operators for its Sustainability and ESG practices. Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science (Math) from the University of Manitoba and an MBA from McMaster University.