She also understands the C-Suite, and how to work effectively with its inhabitants. In a series of roles with three organisations over almost two decades, Shelagh has been a direct report to four CEOs, one COO, a Treasurer and a couple of Vice Presidents.
In the private sector, Shelagh spent more than a decade with a national company. She embraced change and opportunities, progressing from the role of executive secretary to corporate editor, and then systems administrator and trainer. With a young family came shifts to a successful sales career and then some freelance writing and photography. A few years later, Shelagh transferred skills and experience to re-establish an administrative career, this time in the public sector. Responsible for effective governance operations, she reports to both a CEO and Board Chair, and works with her Board’s committees and their Chairs.
Living in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Shelagh is active in Canadian- and US-based professional associations. She is a member of Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). Through the Association of Governing Boards’ (AGB’s) Board Professionals Leadership Group, she has served as a board professional mentor.
Shelagh is Past Chair of the Board of Directors of CICan:GPOP (GPOP), a national association representing governance and president’s office professionals. She also writes for Lucy Brazier’s Executive Secretary Magazine and the International Association of Administrative Professionals’ (IAAP’s) IAAP Edge.
Looking for an inspiring speaker to provide training?
Shelagh shares the benefits of her experience, and has presented to peers and other audiences across Canada and in the United States, inspiring groups ranging in size from a dozen to a few hundred. Upcoming 2017 speaking engagements include the following.
- IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals): Summit 2017 – New Orleans, Louisiana
- EPAA (The Executive and Personal Assistants Association): Executive PA Development and Training Day – Manchester, England
- EPAA: Third Sector PA Conference – Chester, England
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