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Gillian Lansdowne

Entrepreneur, Executive Search and Board Advisor

Gillian Lansdowne has over twenty years of experience in the executive search industry. Gillian has worked with some of Canada’s largest corporations - both public and private, as well as mid-sized companies, family-owned entities and start-ups. Having worked with senior executives from around the world; Gillian is an expert in the art and science of interviewing and assessing candidates, and aligning their skills and characteristics with the business needs of her clients.

As a business owner since 1994, Gillian has experienced the many highs and lows of entrepreneurship. Gillian founded the Toronto office of Stanton Chase International; a global executive search firm, where she was the Managing Director until 2008, at which time she sold her shares in the business.

In 2014, Gillian founded a new company - Lansdowne Board Intelligence Inc., an advisory firm uniquely dedicated to building competent, effective, diverse and inclusive Boards of Directors. In this capacity, Gillian’s firm helps organizations of any size and complexity to optimize board composition, find and assess ‘the right’ Directors, and implement best in class, merit-based recruiting and assessment practices, which result in stronger and more effective boards.