CHRO | Chief Branding & Communications Officer | Corporate Director
Nicole Boivin is a Strategic Adviser powering up boards and executives to tackle their biggest people challenges. She has a proven track record of leading change and driving value in multiple sectors dealing with growth and planning for the future of work.
Her key areas of expertise include: HR, Branding and Communications, and ESG. From an HR and Branding and Communications perspective, Nicole has led teams across 14 countries and has over 30 years of experience managing everything from employee retention to executive compensation to organizational design to HR Due diligences.
Nicole was an early mover in the Corporate Responsibility space, overseeing the area globally in her Chief Branding and Communications Officer role for Manulife Financial. She is the Creator and Program Director for the ESG Exec Ed Program with Schulich School of Business at York University. More recently, Nicole has been a key panelist and speaker on ESG topics, including themes like “The role of the Board in ESG”, “What is ESG” and “How to introduce ESG in my organization”.
Nicole is also passionate about the role of leadership and has created a podcast series, “Leaders Unplugged”, profiling female leadership.
Nicole currently serves on the private board Res Publica Capital Inc and the public board Supremex. She is a former board member of Ontario Power Generation, Brampton Distribution Holdco, Pathways to Education and Harbourfront Centre.
Nicole is originally from Sudbury, fully bilingual (FR/EN) and an MBA graduate from Laurentian University where she received an honorary Doctorate of Laws. Nicole is an ICD.D graduate of the Corporate Directors Program.