Vice-President (University Services and Finance)

Todd GilchristTodd Gilchrist

Todd Gilchrist is a skilled executive with more than 30 years of experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. In his most recent role as Vice President of People at Alberta Health Services, Todd’s diverse portfolio encompassed Human Resources, Workplace Health & Safety, Protective Services, Legal & Privacy, and Ethics & Compliance. In addition, he currently serves as Board Director and Human Resources Committee Chair of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Alberta (CPHR AB), Board Director with Habitat for Humanity Edmonton, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors with the Capital Region United Way.

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 also a proud alumnus of the U of A’s Occupational Health and Safety Program. 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 we collectively undertake an unprecedented institutional transformation, Todd’s experience is a vital asset. The Service Excellence Transformation team, now under his leadership, has been tasked to increase efficiencies across the university’s administrative services, ensuring the long-term effectiveness and sustainability of the institution, and helping to grow the U of A’s global leadership in higher education, research, and service. His strategic acumen, ability to think globally, and track record for innovation position him to advance the university’s core mission and goals through this period of change.