Ms. Battiste’s extensive experience with agencies and boards, and her executive roles in many sectors including government, banking, oil and gas, manufacturing, and non-profit will guide the EPC in its governance and civilian oversight role.
Over the course of her career, Ms. Battiste has helped agencies, boards, and corporations achieve success while navigating challenging times. With over 20 years of legal practice in three provinces, she has excelled in executive business leadership by occupying senior and executive roles in many sectors. Prior to joining the Edmonton Police Commission team in December 2016, she held the position of Chief Risk Officer, Department of Environment and Parks, Division of Environmental Monitoring and Science, with the Government of Alberta.
Whether it’s leading organizations through upheaval and turmoil while maintaining employee morale, negotiating multi-governmental and international agreements, creating national compliance systems to combat money laundering, leading internal investigations or ensuring multinational corporations stay within the boundaries of international economic sanctions, Ms. Battiste has continued to lead the business while caring for her teams.
Passionate about diversity, inclusion and the prevention of bias in the workplace and society, Ms. Battiste has volunteered for numerous municipal and community boards and programs to ensure that those who can’t speak out have a voice and that those in need have access to justice.