Gillian Lansdowne is the Founder of Lansdowne Board Intelligence (LBI). She has over 30 years of recruitment expertise across a wide array of functional disciplines and industry sectors. She has lived on three continents and has extensive international experience conducting global search projects.
A creative and out-of-the-box thinker, she brings a high-touch, value-add insight, and a passion to deliver exceptional results on each and every mandate. Gillian has led hundreds of search mandates, from senior executives and other leadership roles, to board director search and comprehensive new board builds.
Before founding LBI, Gillian was Managing Director of the Toronto office of Stanton Chase International, a business she founded in 1994 and sold in 2008 to a global search firm ,where she was a Partner and Leader of the Financial Services & Real Estate Practice; a member of the Professional Services Practice; and Founding Leader of the firm’s Diversity Practice.
Gillian has written articles and was a frequent speaker about issues related to diversity. She was a founding sponsor of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, where she was the national co-sponsor and speaker at the Council’s “Board Chair & CEO Roundtables,” a speaker at the inaugural “Get on Board series,” and the author of the Council’s and Canada’s first “Board Best Practices Toolkit.”
Over the years, Gillian has volunteered at numerous organizations, and was a Board Director for the PPDJDS where she was and Chair of the Governance & Board Development Committee for seven years. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Corporate Governance Professionals of Canada (CPC), Women Executive Network (WXN), Women in Capital Markets (WCM). Women in Mining (WIM), and Worldwide Entrepreneurs Organization (WEO).
Articles / Toolkit / Whitepaper:
Canadian Board Diversity Council “Board Best Practices Toolkit”
“Diversifying Your Board – Is your Recruiting Process Objective and Merit-based?”
“Creating a Board for Your SME Business”
“Corporate Board Diversity – A global Perspective”
“The New Reality” –Demographic shifts and attracting the multi-generational work force.
The Entrepreneurship Hatchery; U of T, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
The Canadian Board Diversity Council
Women & Leadership Summit