Principal & Owner

In 2008, Carol became a founding equity partner of Harbour West Consulting, specializing in executive search within public, non-profit and community service sector. Working with organizations throughout British Columbia and across Canada, with the introduction of Clear Talent (People Solutions), the Harbour West brand has expanded across sectors and services including staffing, assessment and human resource consulting. Carol leads a robust practice that has been described as flexible, accessible and with an emphasis on diversity and transparency. Additionally, Carol is a sought-after public speaker both locally and internationally on public sector search, executive leadership and board governance best practices. 

Carol is a consummate volunteer and currently serves as a Board Member and the co-Chair of the Luminary Soiree for Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. She is a former Public Member for the College of Midwives of British Columbia and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia. In 2018, Carol was a YWCA Women of Distinction (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) and was a graduate of the Forum of Women Entrepreneurs E-Series Program. Carol spent her early career at the Caldwell Partners an international executive search firm and the Board Resourcing and Development Office, Office of the Premier (BC Provincial Government) where she led the provincial appointment process for multi-level provincial agencies, organizations and crown corporations. Carol has her Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and Human Resources Management Certificate from BCIT.