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 having conducted numerous international search assignments and living in several countries.
Gillian has led hundreds of search mandates, from senior executives and other leadership roles, to board director search and comprehensive new board builds. A creative and out-of-the-box thinker, her approach is hands-on personal engagement, insightful and practical guidance that adds value, and an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional results on each and every mandate.
Before founding LBI, Gillian was Managing Director of Stanton Chase International Toronto office, a business she founded in 1994 and sold in 2008 to a global search firm, following which, she became a Partner & Practice Leader, Financial Services & Real Estate Practice, a member of the Professional Services Practice, and at this firm, Gillian also started and led the firm’s Diversity Practice.
Gillian has written articles and is a frequent speaker about issues related to diversity. She was a founding sponsor of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, she authored the Council’s and Canada’s first ever “Board Best Practices Toolkit”, and was a national co-sponsor and speaker at the Council’s “Board Chair & CEO Roundtables,” and was a speaker at the Council’s inaugural “Get on Board” series.
Gillian 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), and 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