Sara Gelgor, LLB, LLM, MBA, ICD.D, G. Dipl. SRS
Director, Human Rights and Sustainability, Sustainability and Enterprise ESG, RBC Royal Bank
Sara is a recognized governance, ethics and sustainability professional. She holds the ICD.D designation and currently sits on one board (The Financial Advisors Association of Canada Board and its Finance & Audit Committee, an advisory board (St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto for the Graduate Diploma in Social Responsibility & Sustainability), and is incoming Chair of an Administrative Tribunal (City of Toronto Compliance Audit Committee). Sara is a past board director of Toronto Hydro Corporation, the Canadian National Exhibition, North York General Hospital Foundation, the University of Toronto Governing Council Business Board, Scotia Insurance Agency, and Humewood House. She has been named to the Diversity 50 by the Canadian Board Diversity Council.
Sara contributed to the design and development of the Governance Professionals of Canada GPC.D designation program and has taught corporate ethics since the inception of the GPC.D program. Sara leads Human Rights & Sustainability at RBC and has held a broad range of leadership roles in the financial services sector, including leading regulatory and financial crimes compliance, as well as privacy, ethics, conduct, and anti-corruption risk and oversight functions. She is a lawyer, and earned her undergraduate and MBA degrees at the University of Toronto, her LLB at Queen’s University, and her LLM at Cambridge University. Sara also hold the Graduate Diploma in Social Responsibility & Sustainability from the University of Toronto, and the Osgoode Certificate in Legal & Regulatory Risk Management for Financial Institutions, as well as the Certificate in ESG and Climate Law, also from Osgoode. Sara is a frequent conference speaker and is a past lecturer at Queen’s Law School and the Rotman School of Management.