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Nora Aufreiter

Director, Emeritus, McKinsey & Company


HBA 1981, Ivey Business School

Nora Aufreiter is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Nova Scotia, The Kroger Company, Cadillac Fairview Corporation and Neiman Marcus Group where she is Chair of the Digital and Technology Committee. Across her boards, Nora is a member of Audit, Compensation, and Corporate Governance Committees.

Nora also serves on several non-profit boards. She is a member of the Board of Directors at St. Michael's Hospital where she is also Chair of the Research and Education Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Opera Company. She is also a member of the Dean's Advisory Board for the Ivey Business School.

Ms. Aufreiter was a Director of McKinsey & Company where she worked for 27 years until she retired in June 2014. Ms. Aufreiter was Managing Partner of the Toronto office of McKinsey's Canadian Practice from 2008 until 2012. She then led the Firm's Consumer Digital and Omnichannel Service Lines until her retirement. Ms. Aufreiter also previously led the North American Retail Practice, the North American Branding and Marketing Organization Service Lines. Throughout her career she worked extensively in Canada, the United States and internationally serving her clients in consumer-facing industries in retail, consumer, financial services, and energy.

Before joining McKinsey, Ms. Aufreiter spent 3 years in financial services working in corporate finance and investment banking. She has an HBA in business administration from Ivey Business School at Western University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.