Principal, McGlashan Consulting

Shona McGlashan FCG is the principal at McGlashan Consulting, specializing in values-based governance, EDI in leadership, and workplace mental health. 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 is particularly focused on helping boards add strategic value to their organizations through the thoughtful and proactive development of an inclusive decision-making culture.

Shona began her career advising the Speaker, MPs, and parliamentary committees in the UK’s House of Commons. Her 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.

As principal at McGlashan Consulting, Shona supports organizations in the following areas:

  • Governance: governance advisory services with an inclusion lens, including Inclusive Board Assessments, chair and director coaching, governance evaluations, and governance insights for new directors and NFP boards
  • Equity, diversity, & inclusion in leadership: strategy advisory and presentations for boards and executive teams
  • Workplace mental health: workshops for leaders and individual contributors; mental health strategy advisory services

Shona is the board vice chair at Pain BC and Governance Committee chair at Bard on the Beach. She is a parent of teenagers, voracious reader, Gaelic learner, and student of mindfulness.