Lily McGregor was born in Egypt and was raised in Israel during her formative years. Her parents emigrated to Canada in 1967. Growing up in Egypt and Israel, Lily experienced first-hand the effects of the racial and cultural tensions that were prevalent in the region at the time. Her childhood experience ignited a lifelong drive to champion organizational values and policies that embrace empathy, equity and inclusion.
As co-founder of Empathy for Peace, Lily brings passion and drive to lighting a path toward peacebuilding. She also brings extensive experience in organizational development and not-for-profit governance. Lily is currently Chief People Officer at University of Toronto Schools (UTS) a not-for-profit merit based independent school affiliated with the University of Toronto, where she oversees human resources and labour relations and attends to corporate governance matters. Prior to joining UTS, Lily worked as a branding and strategy consultant. She holds a B.A in History and Philosophy of Religion from Concordia University and a Certificate in H.R. Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.