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Andy Chisholm

Board Director

Andy is a member of the Board of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada and RBC Group Holdings LLC. Prior to that he spent most of his career at Goldman Sachs & Co, which he joined in 1985 in New York. He served in a variety of progressively more senior leadership roles within the organization during his 30-year career including as Senior Strategy Officer of the firm globally from 2012 - 2014, as Head or co-Head of the Global Financial Institutions Group in both London and New York from 2002 - 2012, and as co- Chair of the Firmwide Commitments Committee (primarily overseeing the firm's equity underwriting activities) from 2011 - 2015.  

He acted as a member of the Canadian Federal Government’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance and subsequently as a member of the Task Force for Resilient Recovery. He sits on the Advisory Board for the Institute for Sustainable Finance at Queen’s University and the Centre for Building Sustainable Value at the Ivey Business School, where he also is Chair of the Ivey Advisory Board. He is also a Board Member of Evergreen, which focuses on building sustainable cities. He is a founder of the Chisholm Thomson Family Foundation. 

Andy sits on the Investment Committee of ArcTern Ventures, a cleantech Venture Capital firm, and acts as an advisor to Novisto, and He also sits on the Board of MaRS, Canada’s leading innovation hub. 

He holds a B. Comm from Queens University (1981) and graduated with an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University in 1985.  He lives in Toronto with his family.