A corporate director with his ICD.D, Dr. Dieter Kays has a Ph.D. in leadership and organizational effectiveness. He is currently chair of the Lutheran Church-Canada Worker Pension and Benefits Board. From 2010 to 2019, he served on the board of St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener, including as board chair. In June 2022, Dr. Kays was appointed to the Grand River Hospital Board of Directors.
A graduate of the Stanford International Executive Program, Dr. Kays was the CEO and President of FaithLife Financial (FLF), one of the largest fraternal life insurance companies in Canada and prior to retiring from FLF in 2010, he was on the board of directors of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA).
Prior to that time, Dr. Kays also had a distinguished career as CEO of Lutherwood, a multi-service social service agency. Lutherwood was repeatedly identified in national culture surveys as one of the top 10 medium-sized organizations in Canada. Having served on numerous boards and provincial task forces, he has consulted with organizations in Canada and abroad. He is known for his expertise in governance, leadership, and strategic planning.