Catherine (Kiki) A. Delaney, CM LLD, CFA, DHumL, Chancellor, OCAD University

Catherine (Kiki) A. Delaney, CM LLD, CFA, DHumL

Chancellor, OCAD University

Kiki Delaney is President of C.A. Delaney Capital Management Ltd., the investment counselling firm that she founded in October 1992.

Delaney Capital Management is one of the leading investment counselling firms in Canada and one of the most recognized in capital markets in this country.  Highly regarded in the field of private client wealth management, the firm is equally well respected for the calibre of its research and the quality of its people.

Kiki has been Chancellor of OCAD University since 2011.  In addition, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children, is Chair of the Investment and Pension Committee at the Hospital for Sick Children and is a member of the Leadership Council of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. As well, she serves on the Investment Committee of the Canada Council for the Arts.

A past director of the CFA Society Toronto, Kiki is also a past president of The Ticker Club and its second female president. She is a former board member of numerous not-for-profit organizations including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Arts for Children, Canadian Women’s Foundation, Council for Business and the Arts, Institute for Research on Public Policy, Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto, National Arts Centre Foundation, National Ballet of Canada, and a former chair of the National Ballet School.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Kiki attended Kelvin High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba and her Chartered Financial Analyst designation.  Kiki’s investment career began at Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. in Winnipeg.  After joining Guardian Capital Investment Group Limited in Toronto, Kiki progressed from Research Assistant to Analyst to Portfolio Manager to Executive Vice President.  In 1985, Kiki became a Partner and Executive Vice President at Gluskin Sheff & Associates Inc.

In 2004, the Israel Cancer Research Fund honoured Kiki as a Woman of Action. In 2006, Kiki was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada and was designated Businesswoman of the Year by Consumers Choice Award. She received the 2007 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for Corporate Leadership.  In 2009, she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.  She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2011 from the University of Manitoba and from OCAD University in 2012, and in 2014 she received an honorary degree from the Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax.