Hazel Claxton retired from Morneau Shepell in 2018 where she served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Hazel was responsible for developing and executing on a robust talent strategy to fuel the company’s business strategy and contributing to approaches to deliver more value to clients. She also chaired the company’s Pension Steering Committee.

Prior to joining Morneau Shepell in 2013, Hazel spent more than 25 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where she held a wide variety of leadership roles, including Canadian Leadership Group member, Human Capital leader, Corporate Advisory and Restructuring Group partner, lead client relationship partner, and chair of PwC’s Women in Leadership initiative.

Hazel serves on the board of Queen’s University, and of Unity Health Toronto (UHT) where she chairs the Resources Committee and the Audit Subcommittee. She previously served on the Boards of Shaw Festival Theatre, where she chaired the Finance and Audit Committee, and St. Michael’s Hospital which, in 2017, amalgamated with St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Providence Healthcare to form UHT.

Hazel earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen’s University and is a CPA, CA. She also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.