Kathy is Associate Vice-President, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Aramark Canada. As head of legal for Aramark Canada, Kathy oversees all aspects of the company’s legal and compliance matters including litigation, contract negotiations, corporate filings, mergers & acquisitions, privacy, and contract drafting in Canada. Kathy is also trained in the Vested Outsourcing model through the Haslam College of Business at The University of Tennessee.
Kathy joined Aramark in 2010 and was promoted to lead the legal team in 2018. The legal team is an important business partner providing both legal guidance and business risk advice across all lines of business and across all provinces and territories where Aramark has operations.
Prior to joining Aramark, Kathy was an associate at Stikeman Elliott LLP in Toronto. Kathy graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa Law School in 2004 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2005 after completing her articles at Stikeman Elliott. While at Stikeman Elliott, Kathy’s practice focused on commercial litigation and corporate restructuring. Prior to law, Kathy was a social worker, completing her Bachelor of Social Work degree at the University of British Columbia in 1997. Kathy had an active practice in adolescent addictions in Vancouver, BC, providing counselling, education and community support to adolescents affected by substance abuse.