Anne Giardini - Canadian Corporate Counsel Association. Vancouver, BC, CA

Anne Giardini Anne Giardini

President | Weyerhaeuser

Vancouver, BC, CA
One of Canada's most influential lawyers, Giardini is also an executive and accomplished author and speaker

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Anne Giardini, Q.C., President, Weyerhaeuser Company Limited, Vancouver, BC. Ms. Giardini previously served as in-house counsel and General Counsel for Weyerhaeuser.

She holds a BA from SFU (Economics), an LLB from UBC, and an LLM from Cambridge University (Trinity Hall). Anne is Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors of SFU and a member of the Board of UniverCity, an innovative community in Burnaby, BC. She chairs SFU’s Finance and Administration Committee and serves on other committees. She also serves on the board of the Vancouver Board of Trade, the federal advisory council to promote the participation of women on public and private corporate boards, and the National Affairs Committee of Pen Canada.

Anne was named a UBC Faculty of Law Distinguished Alumna in 2007. In 2010 she was appointed BC Queen’s Counsel, received the 2010 Canadian General Counsel Award for Business Achievement and was named one of BC’s 100 Women of Influence. In 2011, she received the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association’s Robert V. A. Jones Award and was named one of Canada’s most influential lawyers.

Anne is a frequent public speaker on topics including the advancement of women in the workplace, aboriginal law, legal practice, diversity, publishing, and the pursuit of happiness. She was a columnist for the National Post for three years, has published short stories and two novels published by HarperCollins, and has written on ethics, legal and other subjects.

Anne has been married for 25 years and has three grown children.

Industry Expertise (8)

Women Writing and Editing Publishing Legal Services International Affairs Corporate Leadership Forestry/Forest Products Paper and Forest Products

Areas of Expertise (9)

Advancement of Women Women in the Workplace Aboriginal Law Legal Practice Diversity Publishing Pursuit of Happiness Serving On Non-Profit Boards Becoming Engaged in the Arts Community

Accomplishments (6)

Robert V. A. Jones Award Recipient (professional)

2011-01-01

In 2011, Anne received the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association’s Robert V. A. Jones Award and was named one of Canada’s most influential lawyers.

Award for Business Achievement (professional)

2010-01-01

Anne received the 2010 Canadian General Counsel Award for Business Achievement and was named one of BC’s 100 Women of Influence.

Board Chair, Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival (professional)

Anne is Chair of the Board of the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival

Deputy Chair, Board of Governors, Simon Fraser University (professional)

Anne is Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors of Simon Fraser University. She chairs SFU’s Finance and Administration Committee and serves on other committees.

Board Member, UniverCity (personal)

Anne is a member of the Board of UniverCity, an innovative community in Burnaby, BC.

National Affairs Committee Member, Pen Canada (personal)

Anne also serves on the National Affairs Committee of Pen Canada.

Education (3)

Simon Fraser University: BA, Economics

University of British Columbia: LLB, Law

Cambridge University: LLM, Law

Affiliations (9)

  • Simon Fraser University
  • UniverCITY
  • CCCA
  • PEN Canada
  • University Women's Club of Vancouver
  • University of British Columbia
  • Cambridge University
  • Writers' Union of Canada
  • Vancouver Board of Trade

Event Appearances (5)

Moving from General Counsel to Executive Role, Tips, Traps and Mentors

ACC Luncheon Seminar  Vancouver, BC

2012-11-20

The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

CCCA Conference  Vancouver, BC

2012-08-13

Having it all-on your own terms

The Association of Women Lawyers   Calgary, AB

2012-06-01

From Passion to Action

Victoria, BC  National Retreat for Women

2011-04-01

When not to Make a Decision – or – Sometimes to Hesitate is Healthy

Law Society of BC “Hot Mentors”   British Columbia

2009-09-01

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