A former nurse who transitioned into a corporate leader, Linda Blair has dedicated her entire professional career to healthcare and improving the lives of other people. Not only is she widely considered one of Canada's most successful women leaders, she also has more than 25 years of experience working particularly in the healthcare sector with IT integration and large-scale transformational projects.
Blair has held various leadership roles at Deloitte Canada during the last several years, and she currently serves as both Chief Experience Officer and Managing Partner for Deloitte in Ontario. On top of that, she is part of the Executive Leadership Team of Deloitte Canada. With over 14,000 employees, her company is the largest professional services organization in Canada.
In her role of Chief Experience Officer, Blair has been instrumental in leading the strategic operations and experiences of Deloitte’s people and its clients in Canada. This includes navigating the company through critical operational initiatives such as its nation-wide pandemic management, and the rollout of Deloitte Canada’s market-leading agile workplace experience, which reimagines a hybrid business model.
As Managing Partner for Ontario, Blair is responsible for Deloitte’s go-to-market strategy in the region, which is one of North America’s largest and most sophisticated markets. In other words, Blair ensures that her company brings the best that Deloitte has to offer to each and every client.
Prior to her Managing Partner role, Blair successfully led Deloitte’s Toronto consulting practice. During that time, she was a key figure in helping the practice develop new and innovative services, grow its market share, and develop a team of extraordinary talent.
On top of her corporate work, Blair has also served as an adjunct professor at the Rotman School at the University of Toronto, where she previously earned her MBA. Blair, whose passion has always been helping others, also holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Western University.
A strong advocate for community enrichment, she has been regularly involved with a number of boards and charities, many of which are focused on the protection and development of children. She has served as a Director of Digital Health Canada; a Director of the Foundation Board of Pediatric Oncology of Ontario; has spearheaded a flagship fund-raising initiative for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital; and is a member of Deloitte Canada’s Ethics Committee.