National Ambassador - Executive Consultant, Strategy & IT
Lindsay Sill is an Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the information/digital technology and services industry. She is skilled in Governance, Strategic Partnerships, Management, Leadership, Team Leadership, and Project Management. Over the past decade she's held various leadership roles at digital technology companies. Most relevantly, for over 10 years at WestGrid, Lindsay had been working with stakeholders in industry, academia, and government. WestGrid is a not-for-profit organization, which along with Compute Canada and the regional organizations provides essential services and infrastructure for Canadian scientists and their collaborators; she has worked directly with some of Canada’s brightest minds, supporting their world-class research.
As the CEO of WestGrid, Lindsay led the organization through incorporation, setting up a well-governed and successful organization. She chaired the Nominations Committee for recruiting the inaugural Board and successfully selected a very strong slate of superior individuals. Lindsay fostered a collaborative culture that yielded positive performance results. After WestGrid, Lindsay was appointed as the inaugural ED and COO for the Quantum Algorithms Institute, where she worked closely with the Board of Directors from the BC government, academia and industry to build BC’s quantum ecosystem.
In addition to her executive leadership experience, Lindsay has expanded her knowledge through a wide range of volunteer activities including speaking engagements, directorships, and committees. She serves as an independent director for CanShield Solutions Ltd. (a technology joint venture), BC Commissionaires (Vice-Chair and of the Governance Committee), as well as the Co-Chair of ISAIC (Industry Sandbox and AI Computing at UAlberta) and Vice President for the Kelowna Ultimate Players Society. She was a Global & National Ambassador for the Universal Women's Network, Vice-Chair of The Nest Foundation and Advisory Board member of the first international and Canadian chapter of the non-profit organization Women in HPC, which works to improve the gender balance in high performance computing.