Dr. Catherine Chandler-Crichlow

Dr. Catherine Chandler-Crichlow is the Executive Director of Career Management and Corporate Recruiting at Ivey Business School of Western University. With close to 30 years of experience in human capital research and development, she has worked on a range of initiatives that span private, public and voluntary institutions in Canada, Central Europe, Latin America, South-East Asia and the Caribbean.

She was the inaugural Executive Director of the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services Education, and has worked as an Associate Vice President – Education and Training at TD Bank Financial Group. Dr. Chandler-Crichlow held senior advisory roles with a number of international agencies such as the Toronto International Leadership Centre for Financial Sector Supervision, a financial sector development initiative funded by the Government of Canada, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She has also completed capacity building assignments with organizations such as the World Bank, The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Malaysia. In the education sector, she held the position of Director – Corporate Programs, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

An active volunteer, Dr. Chandler-Crichlow is Chair – Toronto Region Immigration and Employment Council (TRIEC); Board Member – Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB); Chair and Co-Founder: The African and Caribbean Board of Industry & Trade; Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Francophone Workforce Development Council; and was the Chair: Black Business and Professionals Council Advisory Body – City of Toronto.

Dr. Chandler-Crichlow also participated in the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration’s Expert Advisory Panel which led to the province’s first-ever immigration strategy that was introduced in 2012; and as a member of the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development’s Reference Group on university funding model reform for Ontario universities with the final report being delivered in 2015.

As an Ontario Graduate Scholar, she completed a doctorate in education from the University of Toronto. On a fellowship from the Organisation of American States (OAS), she completed a Masters in Education from Harvard University, USA. Dr. Chandler-Crichlow holds a Diploma in Education as well as a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.