Shona McGlashan


Principal, McGlashan Consulting Inc. 

Shona McGlashan FCG GPC.D (she/ they) is the principal at McGlashan Consulting Inc., specializing in:

  • values-based governance
  • EDI in leadership, and
  • workplace mental health and wellbeing.

She is a senior leader with over 25 years’ experience heading governance, public affairs, diversity and inclusion, and workplace mental health functions on both sides of the Atlantic. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, a governance thought leader, and a sought-after speaker and facilitator.

Shona’s most recent executive roles were VP Governance & Corporate Secretary at Vancity Credit Union, where she also led the organization’s mental health strategy, and Chief Governance Officer at Mountain Equipment Co-op. She began her career advising the Speaker, MPs, and parliamentary committees in the UK’s House of Commons.

Shona is the recipient of Canada’s Governance Professional of the Year award for 2023. She is the board chair at Pain BC and vice-chair and Governance Committee chair at Bard on the Beach. She is a parent of teenagers, voracious reader, Gaelic learner, and student of mindfulness.