Gordon Nixon

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BornGordon M. Nixon
January 25, 1957
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Alma materLower Canada College, Queen's University
SpouseJanet Nixon
President, CEO and director of Royal Bank of Canada, the largest bank in Canada, from 2001 to 2014. Director and chairman of the corporate governance committee of BlackRock. Attended the 2006 Bilderberg meeting.

Gordon M. "Gord" Nixon was the president, CEO and director of Royal Bank of Canada, the largest bank in Canada, from 2001 to 2014.[1] He is chairman of Bell Canada Enterprises, lead director of George Weston Limited, director and chairman of the corporate governance committee of BlackRock Inc. and is on the advisory committee of KingSett Capital.

He attended the 2006 Bilderberg meeting.

Early life

Born in Montreal, Quebec, he was educated at Lower Canada College. Nixon received an honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen's University in 1979,[2] and holds honorary Doctor of Laws from both Queen's University and Dalhousie University.


Nixon began his career in 1979 at Dominion Securities in Toronto and worked in global markets, investment banking and in 1986 transferred to Tokyo to assume responsibility for the firm's operations in Japan. Dominion Securities was acquired by Royal Bank of Canada in 1987 and Nixon returned to Toronto in 1989 as a managing director of the Investment Banking Division and in 1995 was appointed head of Global Investment Banking. In 1999, Nixon became chief executive officer of RBC Capital Markets and a member of Royal Bank's executive committee.

Nixon was appointed president of Royal Bank of Canada on April 1, 2001, and chief executive officer on August 1, 2001, succeeding John Cleghorn in both capacities. At the age of 44 when he was appointed chief executive, Nixon became the youngest person to ever to head a major Canadian bank. In September 2004, Nixon initiated a major restructuring of RBC.[3][4]

Nixon relinquished his title of president at the Annual Meeting on February 26, 2014, and after 13 years as chief executive officer he retired on August 1, 2014, being succeeded in both roles by David McKay who was previously Group Head of Personal & Commercial Banking.[5]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/20068 June 200611 June 2006Canada
54th Bilderberg, held in Canada. 133 guests
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