Gurpreet Lail is a proven executive with a track record of leadership success building alliances, developing value added programs, growing revenues, fund raising and achieving positive policy outcomes that benefit Canadians broadly. A lawyer by education and strategic leader by experience, Lail’s career includes more than 20 years of policy accomplishments and government advocacy across Western Canada and at national levels from progressive roles at the Fraser Institute, the Manning Centre, as Executive Director of Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Calgary, and in her current role as President and CEO of Enserva.
Throughout her career, Gurpreet has been a staunch advocate for Canadian energy and knows firsthand the positive contributions it makes to the Canadian economy. While at STARS for 8 years, Gurpreet helped expand the foundation from Alberta to cover three provinces across the western Canadian sedimentary basin and she was the executive lead working with Enserva on the STARS and SPURS Gala that has now raised more than $18 million for STARS across 27 years and counting.
Gurpreet grew up and was educated in Alberta with a degree in political science from the University of Lethbridge and a degree in law from the University of Alberta. While she has worked mainly in Calgary, her work includes accomplishments across Western Canada and nationally. She resides in Calgary with her husband and 2 children.