Altas Partners (“Altas”), a long-term oriented private equity investment firm, today announced the appointment of Kathleen (“Katie”) Taylor to the newly created position of Chair of Altas Partners. “The appointment of Katie marks an important milestone in the ongoing evolution of Altas,” said Andrew Sheiner, Founder and Managing Partner of Altas Partners. “Katie brings tremendous leadership experience to the firm as well as deep expertise in the areas of organizational effectiveness and talent management. These capabilities will strengthen our firm and help us deliver on our commitment to be excellent partners to our management teams as we work to build great companies together.”
In addition to her role at Altas, Ms. Taylor currently serves as Chair of the Royal Bank of Canada, Vice Chair at The Adecco Group and a director of Air Canada, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and MyEyeDr., an Altas portfolio company. Ms. Taylor is involved with several not-for-profit organizations including as Chair of the Board of the SickKids Foundation. Previously, Ms. Taylor was President & CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts where she was instrumental in building Four Seasons’ global brand, service culture and international portfolio of luxury properties over a career that spanned more than 23 years. For additional background please visit https://www.altas.com/#team.
“Altas’ focus is to own and build great companies, and that resonates with me very much,” said Ms. Taylor. “As a long-term Altas Advisory Board member, I’ve come to appreciate first-hand the firm’s strong value proposition and its appeal to business owners and management teams seeking a thoughtful and long-term oriented partner. I am honoured to be named Chair of Altas Partners and am delighted to be joining its wonderful team.”