Colleen Pound


Biography

Colleen Pound is a Consulting Partner at Deloitte, and the market leader for the  private and mid-market consulting practice in the Prairies.

With over 25 years in industry, and her own firm for 18 years, Colleen’s career has been focused on  corporate turnarounds, transitions and transformations with an emphasis on strategy and delivery.  She advised the CEOs and Boards of some of Canada’s best-known businesses.  Over the years, Colleen’s engagements and board work have become progressively larger and more complex. She is called upon during the most strategic scenarios a business can face and advises her clients with bold thinking, strong governance and risk management in mind. An expert in transformation, strategy and driving deal value from acquisitions, Colleen thrives helping organizations unlock their potential.

Ms. Pound has extensive experience in the sectors of energy, technology, professional services, utilities, retail, construction, and not-for-profit, with a combination of private, family owned, and publicly traded companies.

Colleen’s undergraduate degree in Political Science is from the University of Calgary; her Masters in Business Administration studies included Aarhus School of Business in Denmark, and ESSEC in Paris.  She studied International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, England, and holds Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D).

Colleen began her volunteering in 1990 and continues to be grateful for the amazing opportunities to learn and meet new people.  Coming from multiple generations of educators, she is honoured to be a part of the Senate, and the Management Advisory Council at Haskayne.  She also currently serves on the the Mental Health Review. Previous board work includes the Alberta Order of Excellence Council, Calgary Public Library, the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, the Organization of Women in International Trade, the Commissionaires of Southern Alberta  and a private, Denver-based start-up.