Vice-President (University Services, Operations and Finance)

Todd Gilchrist


Todd Gilchrist is a skilled executive with more than 30 years of experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Todd’s current role as Vice-President, University Services, Operations and Finance includes the two legacy portfolios of Facilities & Operations and University Services and Finance.

In addition, he currently serves as Board Vice Chair and Governance & Human Resources Committee Chair with the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP); Board Trustee, Audit Committee Chair and Sponsor Board Chair with the Universities Academic Pension Plan (UAPP); Board Director and Governance & Human Resources Committee Chair with Habitat for Humanity Edmonton; Chair of the Board of Directors with the Capital Region of Alberta United Way; and Board Director with the Canadian Association of University Business Officers. Todd previously served on the Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP) Sponsor Board, CPHR Alberta Board of Directors and the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) Sponsor Board.

Todd is a graduate of the Rotman School of Management and the Institute of Corporate Directors (Directors Education Program). He holds a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources Management and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, both from Royal Roads University. He is designated as an ICD.D by the Institute of Corporate Directors and accredited as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).

As an engaged visionary leader Todd inspires his team to realize their abilities and greatness which moves organizations forward. He believes in doing things right and doing the right thing - even if and especially when it is difficult. He leads with a remarkable balance of compassion and accountability, knowing that when staff can bring their whole self to work they can achieve the heights of success - both personally and professionally.