KATIE GIBSON - Director, Office for Social Enterprise, Ministry of Research and Innovation / Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

Katie Gibson is Director of the Social Enterprise Branch in Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Employment & Infrastructure. Katie is a lawyer and MBA graduate with extensive Canadian and international experience in social innovation, consulting, and advocacy.

Before joining government, she served as Manager of Community Finance Solutions at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. Prior to MaRS, Katie founded and led a consulting business in Southeast Asia, helping non-governmental organizations and social enterprises increase their impact. This built on her experience as Deputy Director of an international NGO in New York.  Katie has also practiced law in Toronto and clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and received her law degrees and Master of Business Administration from McGill University.