Gail Evans

Gail E. Evans




Wynford Group

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Panelist: The Alberta Advantage: Bringing Home New Opportunity Panel.

Gail is President of the Wynford Group and has worked in the field of Human Resource Management for over 25 years. Prior to founding THE WYNFORD GROUP in 1991, she honed her compensation and performance strategies at major energy industry companies, such as Gulf Canada (Conoco Phillips) and NOVA Corporation (TransCanada Pipeline) where she led the compensation group. From this base she has a developed a solid reputation in providing consulting services including; Strategic Management, Compensation Strategies, & Performance Effectiveness.

She has played a lead role in major Total Rewards projects for organizations in the Construction, EPC, Manufacturing, Energy, Technology, Financial Services industry sectors with a focus on Western Canada.

Gail is well known for developing and conducting customized and broad-based surveys including the national Canadian Salary Surveys since 1997, as well as the Canadian Construction Survey, which she established in 2005 and is the only national construction survey. From this ongoing experience, she has become an expert in Canadian compensation market trends and regularly speaks and writes articles on this topic.

As a consultant, she focuses on Leveraging Business and People Strategies through:
 Total Compensation & Reward Strategies
 Executive Compensation Strategies
 Performance-based Incentive Programs (both short-term and long-term)
 Accountability Banding and Performance Processes

Gail has had extensive experience in developing customized Executive and Board compensation and incentive programs particularly in the Construction, Engineering Financial Services, and Technology sectors.

Gail received her MBA from the University of Calgary, and has published numerous articles on Performance & Reward Strategies in national and international publications. In addition, she is a frequent presenter for professional groups such as HRPA, HRMA, WorldatWork, Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) and numerous Human Resources professional associations. Gail served as a Director on the Human Resource Institute of Alberta Board and was the Alberta representative on a Canadian Council of Human Resources Association National Committee. Since 2014, she has been a Board Director of the Alberta Diabetes Foundation and now leads the Calgary Chapter.