Alison Gillan

Vice President, Marketing, Public Relations & Communications

Alison is a senior communications and public relations practitioner who has spent more than 25 years working with and on behalf of companies and clients based in Halifax and across Atlantic Canada. 

Alison managed marketing, PR and stakeholder engagement at Nova Scotia Power and Emera Inc. and she also worked with leading PR and advertising agencies in Halifax including CCL (now Colour), where she began her career, and Cape Consulting Group (now m5 Public Affairs) where she was Vice President, Nova Scotia. 

Most recently Alison was Director, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement at Atlantic Central, the trade association for 50 credit unions across Atlantic Canada, and at League Savings and Mortgage Company, its financial services subsidiary. In that role she led the development and implementation of effective internal and external communications and government relations strategies and provided PR counsel to and on behalf of credit unions, provincially and across the Atlantic region.  

Alison is an Accredited PR practitioner through the Canadian Public Relations Society, is certified in public engagement through IAP2 and holds a certification in Change Management using the PROSCI methodology.