Gail Powley

Over the last 30 years, my career as a process control engineer has taken me from technical to executive roles for companies of all sizes – including Procter & Gamble, Treiber Controls (Aspen Technology), Matrikon (Honeywell), ATCO, the Alberta Research Council, University of Alberta, and Willowglen Systems.  

Recognizing the value of supporting innovation and innovative people – I have volunteered with organizations such as the CHOA (Canadian Heavy Oil Assn), MentorUP Alberta (Co-Founder), BESTT (Bridge for Engineering, Science, and Technology Talent (Co-founder)), AWSN (Alberta Women’s Science Network (Director)) and Women in APEGA (Chair).  

I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta and together with my husband Ron Unrau (PhD in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, (programmer with  IBM Research, Red Hat, EMC, and Apple)) have 3 children who are currently attending the University of Alberta.