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.
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