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Mr. Ken Taylor

Wrong Ken Taylor?

Board Member

Phone: (604) ***-****  HQ Phone
Norvista Resources Corporation
355 Burrard Street, Suite 1000
Vancouver , British Columbia V6C 2G8

Company Description: Norvista Resources Corporation is a specialized natural resource merchant bank offering a range of finance options and advisory services. Our approach is to...   more

Employment History

  • Chairman
    Taylor & Ryan , Inc.
  • Chairman
    Vertility Technology Corporation
  • Ambassador
    Vertility Technology Corporation
  • Senior Vice President
    Nabisco , Inc.
  • Position, Private Sector
    Nabisco , Inc.
  • Canadian Ambassador

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • M.B.A.
    University of California Berkeley
  • B.A
    Victoria College at the University of Toronto
  • B.A
    University of California Berkeley
  • Honorary Doctorate degrees
    Victoria University at the University of Toronto
  • Honorary Doctorate degrees
    St. Francis Xavier University
  • Honorary Doctorate degrees
    State University of New York
  • Honorary Doctorate degrees
    St. Lawrence University
197 Total References
Web References
Norvista, 26 Aug 2014 [cached]
Kenneth Taylor Director
As a diplomat Ken served in the Canadian Foreign Service where his career ranged from trade development responsibilities in Guatemala and London; aid related matters in Pakistan; Ambassador to Iran, and enhancement of Canada's image in New York. His private sector experience included six years as a senior Vice President of RJR Nabisco where he formulated and implemented policies to strengthen the corporation's international interests and relationships. His board memberships include energy companies in Calgary, New York, and Mexico. Ken served as Chancellor of Victoria College at the University of Toronto and has received both the Order of Canada and the United States Congressional Gold Medal.
Devine Entertainment Corporation, television and film production and distribution company, 25 April 2014 [cached]
Kenneth D. Taylor: Ken Taylor was the Canadian Ambassador to Iran from 1977 to 1980. Mr. Taylor is the recipient of the United States Congressional Gold Medal and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. Mr. Taylor is also the recipient of The Harry S Truman Good Neighbor Award, The International Press Club of New York Man of The Year Award in 1980 and has received the Keys to New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Miami and many others. Mr. Taylor is currently Chairman of Taylor and Ryan Inc., a public affairs consulting firm. Mr Taylor has been on the board of several corporations both in Canada and the United States. Kenneth Taylor recently stepped down after nine years as Chancellor of Victoria University at the University of Toronto and prior to that was Senior Vice President of RJR Nabisco. Mr. Taylor was educated at Victoria University at the University of Toronto (B.A.) and the University of California, Berkeley, (MBA). Ken is on the compensation committee of the Devine Entertainment Board.
UBS Announces Board Changes, 13 July 2012 [cached]
TORONTO, July 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Further to its announcement on July 6, 2012,Unique Broadband Systems, Inc. ("UBS") (TSX Venture: UBS) today announces that Mr. Grant McCutcheon and Mr. Henry Eaton have resigned from UBS' board of directors and have been replaced by Mr. Victor Wells and Mr. Kenneth D. Taylor.
Kenneth D. Taylor enjoyed a long career as a diplomat in the Canadian Foreign Service with postings in Guatemala,Detroit, London, Pakistan, Iran and Canadian Consul-General in New York. He is best known as the Canadian Ambassador to Iran who, in 1980, risked his own life and his country's reputation to help save the lives of six American hostages during the Iran Crisis. Since leaving the foreign service, Mr. Taylor has worked extensively in the private sector, including five years as Senior Vice President at Nabisco Brands/RJR Nabisco. In his current role as Chairman of the consulting firm of Taylor and Ryan, he provides counselling on issues of political risk, international marketing and strategic accommodation with government. He is currently a director of Marsh Canada, Skylink Aviation Inc., Groundstar Resources and Norvista Resources.
Kenneth D. Taylor - ..., 12 Mar 2013 [cached]
Kenneth D. Taylor - Chairman
Ambassador (Ret.) Kenneth D. Taylor
Ambassador (Ret.) Kenneth D. Taylor has held senior diplomatic positions around the world in a 25-year career with the Canadian Foreign Service. As a diplomat, his work has involved trade development in Guatemala, Detroit and London; foreign-aid related matters in Pakistan; crisis management in Iran, and development of Canada's image in New York.
In addition to the numerous awards and honorary doctorate degrees bestowed upon Mr. Taylor, for recognition of his role as Canadian Ambassador in Iran, his civilian honours include the United States Congressional Gold Medal and the Official Order of Canada.
With extensive business experience at the board of director's level having served on the boards of Rockwater Capital, Hydro One, Security Biometrics, Devine Entertainment Corp., and Jaffra Cosmetics International, Mr. Taylor's board memberships also include energy companies in Calgary, New York and Mexico. As well, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Primus Therapeutics, Inc. and holds the position of Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Taylor presently serves as chairman on the advisory board for Vertility Corporation.
Mr. Taylor earned a B.A. from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
1. The five nominees (Joseph A. ..., 16 July 2007 [cached]
1. The five nominees (Joseph A. Falsetti, Robert Picow, Edward J. Doyle, Francis Ziegler and Kenneth D. Taylor) for election to the Company's Board of Directors were all elected.
Kenneth D. Taylor
Kenneth D. Taylor, 72 - Independent Director.Mr. Taylor has served as Chairman of Taylor & Ryan, Inc. since 1991.Prior to joining Taylor & Ryan, Inc., Mr. Taylor served as a diplomat in the Canadian Foreign Service and resigned from that post in 1984.Mr. Taylor presently also serves as a director of Hydro One, Devine Entertainment Corp. and SkyLink Aviations, Ltd., all of which are located in Toronto, Canada.
During the year ended February 28, 2007, the members of the Compensation Committee were Mr. Ziegler, who served as Chair of the Compensation Committee, Mr. Doyle and Mr. Taylor.
The current members of the Compensation Committee are Mr. Ziegler, Mr. Doyle and Mr. Taylor, none of whom has had any relationship requiring disclosure by us under Item 404 of Regulation S-K or ever served as an officer or employee of us or any of our subsidiaries.
The members of the Audit Committee are Mr. Doyle, who serves as Chair of the Audit Committee, Mr. Taylor and Mr. Ziegler.
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