Colleen Pound


Colleen Pound is the CEO and Head Strategist, of POUND Consulting.  Colleen has spent more than 15 years as an Executive Advisor on Strategy, Leadership, and Change; advising CEOs and Boards. Her clients include some of Canada’s best-known businesses, including TransCanada PipeLines, ATCO, Bell Canada, Fortis, Plains Midstream, Devon Canada, and Talisman. 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. She has extensive experience in the energy sector, professional services, technology and utilities.

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 recently completed her Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D) through Rotman in 2015.

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 teachers, she is honoured to be a part of the Senate, and the Management Advisory Council at Haskayne.  She currently serves on the Alberta Order of Excellence Council and is also on the Advisory Board of a Denver-based start-up.

Colleen looks forward to continuing to build meaningful connections with community, representing the University’s interests, and advancing the discussion of how engaging education and community leads, to transforming the city.