Jill Gardiner has been self-employed as a professional director and financial consultant since 2010. Previously, she spent over 20 years in the investment banking industry, most recently as Managing Director and Regional Head, British Columbia, for RBC Capital Markets. She also held various positions in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and debt capital markets as well as serving as Head of the Forest Products Group and Head of the Pipelines & Utilities Group.
Ms. Gardiner is currently chair of the board of directors of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., and a member of the boards of directors of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts LP and Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Inc. She previously served on the boards of Timber Investments Ltd. and a number of non-profit boards, including the Banff Centre, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Ms. Gardiner holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration, both from Queen’s University. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.