Board of Directors
Kimberley A. Van Der Zon
Ms. Van Der Zon is CEO of New Amsterdam Capital family office, focused on private investments, philanthropy, and consulting. Previously, Ms. Van Der Zon led the Global Board Practice at Egon Zehnder, the board advisory, executive search and leadership consulting firm, which she joined in 1999 and where she was a Partner from 2005-2017. Ms. Van Der Zon served as a trusted advisor to boards and CEOs on all facets of strategically maximizing human capital, including CEO and board succession planning, governance, and talent management. Previously, Ms. Van Der Zon served as Vice President Corporate Marketing from 1996-1999 at BMO Financial Group. From 1992-1996, Ms. Van Der Zon served as Senior Brand Marketing Manager and Director New Business Development at Labatt Breweries. Ms. Van Der Zon commenced her career at Procter & Gamble in Marketing, where she was ultimately promoted to Senior Brand Manager, responsible for the P&L leadership of a portfolio of iconic brands. Ms. Van Der Zon holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto, and an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes and Skills. Ms. Van Der Zon has over 30 years of strategic consulting, brand management and marketing experience. She has wide-ranging executive experience, having served in functional and operational roles across the professional services, consumer, and financial services sectors, and her consulting experience has given her extensive exposure to most other sectors. She has regional expertise in the U.S., U.K., and Canada, with strong knowledge of Europe and Asia as well. She brings to the Board her extensive knowledge of boardroom consulting expertise, talent management, corporate governance and board leadership, as well as marketing, brand management, and general management.