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Allan R. Taylor, CIAR Director since 1995

Allan Taylor joined Royal Bank of Canada in 1949 and was promoted through the ranks until he became President and Chief Operating Officer in 1983. Three years later, he was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, a position he held until November 1994 when he relinquished the title of Chief Executive Officer. He relinquished the title of Chairman and retired from the Bank in 1995. Mr. Taylor is a former Director of Royal Bank of Canada; Canadian Pacific Limited; Canadian Pacific Railways Limited; Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc.; General Motors of Canada Limited; TransCanada PipeLines Limited; United Dominion Industries Inc.; and The Conference Board of Canada. He is former Chairman of The Canadian Bankers' Association; Junior Achievement of Canada; and the Corporate Programme for “Imagine”. He is former President of the International Monetary Conference and former Vice-Chairman and Founding Director of the Corporate Higher Education Forum. In addition, Mr. Taylor is former Vice Chairman of the Business Council on National Issues (now the Canadian Council of Chief Executives). He has served on the Queen’s University Board of Governors and as Chairman of the Queen’s Capital Campaign as well as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Richard Ivey School of Business and Northeastern University Business School. Mr. Taylor is currently Interim Chairman of NeuroScience Canada Partnership and NeuroScience Canada Foundation, and is Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Outward Bound of Canada. He received the Conference Board of Canada’s 1995 Honorary Associate Award; the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews’ 1995 Human Relations Award; the Canadian Executive Service Overseas’ 1995 Award for International Development; the Canadian Council for International Business’ 1992 International Executive of the Year Award and the 1994 Public Policy Forum’s Public Policy Award. Mr. Taylor was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1994. He was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 2006.

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