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.