Ann Corkum

Ann Corkum

solution-focused listener | proud canuck | mom to left wing (non-political statement) hockey player and budding theater performer |nature enthusiast | speed averse cyclist | experimental cook | sangria aficionado

Current: Helping biotech build people strategy and infrastructure. Coaching leadership teams to become the best versions of themselves without adding extra HR headcount until they really need to. Learning how to raise adults (kids already know how to be kids), and trying to stay alive on the slopes to keep up with them.

Past: Ran HR for global regulatory affairs teams in 60 countries; assessed talent at power plants in North Africa and Asia; HR business partner to 900 unionized nurses; coached senior citizens on how to prepare for job interviews; sold foreign currency on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada’s capital; earned first cooking stripes at seafood dive at age 13.

Future: Cheer enthusiastically at NHL games for my son, the next Sidney Crosby, or at NYC theatre performances for my daughter. Sell dream vacation homes in Vermont, cultivate garden and patience there, part-time lobster fisherwoman in Nova Scotia.