Susan Black

Susan Black

Chief Executive Officer

At CBoC, we have a responsibility to inform Canadians. We have to equip them with integrated and independent research enabling them to tackle society’s greatest challenges. It is inspiring to lead a team of inquisitive, entrepreneurial and bright minds, whose insightful work has a meaningful impact on Canada’s future. I learn from them every single day.

Susan Black is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada’s leading independent applied research organization. Since 2018, she has led a successful transformation at The Conference Board of Canada and has focused its efforts on providing rigorous research insights to Canadians across nine knowledge areas.

Susan has over 30 years' experience across sectors and industries. As President of Catalyst Canada, CHRO at Intact Financial and SVP, People at Holt Renfrew, Susan has dedicated her career to advocating for inclusive environments, stronger employee engagement, and opportunities for women in the workplace.

Susan believes in the power of people and expanding her horizon on a daily basis.

Susan holds a BA from Yale, is a Harvard MBA, and obtained a PhD in organizational studies from York University.

Susan’s Research

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How women can get themselves on boards

Interview  |  3-min read
October 26, 2021

PwC’s 24th Annual Global CEO Survey: Canadian Results

Event  |  59-min listen
June 8, 2021

The CEO Series with McGill’s Karl Moore: Susan Black

Podcast  |  41-min listen
June 7, 2021

Does disclosure improve diversity? Dr. Susan Black and Rob Davis

Podcast  |  33-min listen
April 14, 2020