Chief Human Resources Officer

Gillian Whitebread

Gillian joined TELUS Health through the LifeWorks acquisition, where she held the position of CHRO since 2018. She is accountable for developing and executing the global people strategy to enable TELUS Health’s business growth while fostering an inclusive, purpose driven culture centred around total wellbeing. As CHRO, she is also a TELUS Health client, leveraging TELUS Health’s products and services to deliver best in class experiences which promote our people’s wellbeing and enable them to be brand ambassadors.  

For over 20 years, Gillian has enabled businesses by building diverse high performing teams; fostering inclusive workplaces; focusing on the top people priorities to enable the business strategy; and designing engaging, brand aligned employee experiences. Immediately prior to joining TELUS Health, Gillian worked in the Financial Services and Retail sectors.

She graduated from Queen’s University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and holds an MBA with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a Certified HR Leader designation from the Human Resources Professionals Association.  She has also completed the Board Compensation Committee Programs at both Rotman and Harvard Business Schools.  Gillian’s community involvement includes sitting on the Board of Trustees of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, where she also chairs the Human Resources Committee, and sitting on the People & Culture Committee at Crescent School.