Laurel Towler

Executive Director, People & Transformation

Laurel is a seasoned strategic human resources leader and change management, employee engagement and organizational effectiveness practitioner who joined APL in November 2018.

She gained her foundational HR and leadership experience in the South African mining and financial services industries, and since immigrating in 2002 has applied her skills in various organizations in the Canadian oil & gas, health care and financial services sectors. She taught management and human resources courses at Mount Royal University and also has a successful track record as an entrepreneur and independent HR consultant.

She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Brunel University in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa, is a Prosci-certified practitioner of change and is certified in the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

In her role as Executive Director, People and Transformation, Laurel provides leadership and oversight to APL’s human resources, labour relations, organizational development, occupational health and safety, change management and privacy areas.