Catherine Swift

Catherine Swift was President and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) from 1995 to 2014, after serving as Vice Presdient and Chief Economist of CFIB from 1987 to 1995.  She was Senior Economist for TD Bank from 1983 to 1987, and worked with the federal government in Ottawa from 1976 to 1983 as an economist in the Departments of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Industry and Communications.  She has sat on a number of Boards, has been named one of the 100 most powerful women in Canada by the Women's Executive Network and was a recipient of the Queen's Gold and Silver Jubilee medals. She has authored number articles in the media on small business, women in business and taxation and trade issues.