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Catherine M. (Cathy) Roozen

B. Comm, LLD (Hon)
Director of Cathron Investments Ltd., Director of the Allard Foundation

Director and Board Chair


Cathton Investments Ltd is a family-held investment company with interests primarily in the real estate development industry, banking, finance and communications. Cathy serves as a Director of Cathton Investments Limited and sits as a Director of the Allard Foundation, whose mission is to make Edmonton and Alberta a better place with funding to advance health, education, family and arts programs.

The list of board duties that Cathy has held include serving as a member of the Strategy Council of the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, vice-chair of the Alberta Health Services Board, board director of STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), co-chair of the Edmonton Music in Motion initiative and board member of the Edmonton General Hospital (Grey Nuns). Cathy sat on the University of Alberta Board of Governors for seven years and also served as co-chair of the university’s extremely successful millennium campaign, an unprecedented fundraising effort that generated more than $200 million for the university. She further cemented her position as a respected business leader through valued contributions as a member of the board of directors of Melcor Developments Ltd., Corus Entertainment Inc., Shaw Communications Inc. American Bank of Commerce in Phoenix, Arizona, and EPCOR.

Cathy’s many contributions have earned her numerous recognitions. She holds the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and Alberta Centennial Medal and has been honoured with the MacEwan University Distinguished Citizen Award, the U of A Alumni Association Honour Award and recognition as a Global Edmonton Woman of Vision. In 2009, she received an Honourary Doctor of Laws degree from the U of A. In 2013 Cathy was awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence, and in 2015 the Order of Canada.