QSB alum & advisory board member Gord Nixon receives Order of Canada

Posted on July 9, 2010

RBC chief executive officer and QSB alum Gordon Nixon (BCom’79) was named a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to banking in Canada, voluntarism and philanthropy.

Mr. Nixon’s career began in 1979 when he joined Dominion Securities in Toronto. He worked his way up through investment banking and has been the CEO of Canada’s largest bank since August, 2001.

His community service interests include serving as the chair of MaRS (a vibrant innovation hub in Toronto), co-chair of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, and chair of the Queen’s University Capital Campaign. His board memberships include the QSB Advisory Board, The Hospital for Sick Children and the International Monetary Conference. He is also a member of the Order of Ontario.

Established in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes Canadians for outstanding lifetime achievements. New appointments are made twice yearly with award ceremonies taking place three times a year. Over the last 40 years, more than 5,000 people have been invested into the order.