Gillian Lansdowne is the Founder of Lansdowne Board Intelligence (LBI). She has 25 years of recruitment expertise across a wide array of functional disciplines and industry sectors. Gillian has extensive global experience and has conducted numerous international search assignments
Gillian has led hundreds of search mandates, from senior executives and other leadership roles, to board director searches and comprehensive new board builds. A creative and innovative thinker, she provides hands-on personal engagement and insightful, practical guidance that adds value. Hers is an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional results on each and every mandate.
Prior to LBI, Gillian was Managing Director of Stanton Chase International in Toronto, a business she founded in 1994 and sold in 2008 to a global search firm. Following which, Gillian was the Partner & Practice Leader, for the Financial Services & Real Estate Practices, and a member of the Professional Services Practice. At this firm, Gillian also co-Founded and led the firm’s Diversity practice.
Gillian has authored articles on, and is a frequent speaker about, issues related to diversity. She was a founding sponsor of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, where she authored the Council’s and Canada’s first ever “Board Best Practices Toolkit.” She was a national co-sponsor and speaker at the Council’s “Board Chair & CEO Roundtables” as well as a speaker at the Council’s inaugural “Get on Board” series.
Gillian was a Board Director for the PPDJDS where she was 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 a host of other local and global women’s networks.
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