Nancy McKinstry (United States, 1959) is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer since September 1, 2003, and Member of the Executive Board since June 1, 2001.Before assuming her present position in 2003, Ms. McKinstry gained more than a decade of experience at Wolters Kluwer and its operating companies in North America. She previously served as CEO of Wolters Kluwer’s operations in North America. She also was President and CEO of Legal Information Services, currently part of Wolters Kluwer’s Governance, Risk & Compliance division. Earlier, Ms. McKinstry held product management positions with CCH INCORPORATED, part of Wolters Kluwer’s Tax & Accounting division since 1995.
Early in her career, she held management positions with Booz & Company (formerly Booz Allen Hamilton), an international management-consulting firm, where she focused on assignments in the media and technology industries.
Ms. McKinstry is a member of the Board of Directors of professional services company Accenture, healthcare company Abbott and of executive search company Russell Reynolds Associates. She is also a member of the European Round Table for Industry and of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School. Nancy McKinstry has been appointed by the Chinese State Council Information Office as a member of the Foreign Consultant Committee seen her leadership in the global information industry.
Ms. McKinstry has repeatedly been included in leading lists of business media as one of the most powerful women in business. She is among Fortune International Most Powerful Women in Business list and she is included in the HBR Best-Performing CEOs in the World for 2019.
Ms. McKinstry earned her MBA in Finance and Marketing from Columbia University, New York, where she graduated Beta Gamma Sigma and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. In May 2005, she was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Rhode Island in recognition of her contributions to business.