Chief Human Resources Officer, Aurora Cannabis Ltd.
Dr. Debra Wilson is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Aurora Cannabis Ltd., the leading global integrated cannabis company intent upon leading the industry through continuously elevating and setting global cannabis industry standards. With a passionate view of building an engaged workforce, Debra began with Aurora in June 2017, her efforts vital to Aurora’s growth and emergence as the global leader. Dr. Wilson is an officer of the Company.
Debra is a seasoned leader with more than 25-years’ experience in human resources (HR), developing and practicing leading edge methods, and strategically managing Aurora’s human capital, payroll, and internal communications. Dr. Wilson has also developed and applied models designed for leading employees throughout all stages of their career; such models are inclusive of recruitment and onboarding, engagement and retention, recognition and benefits, training and development, as well as adaptive performance management systems. Debra seeks to develop and align HR strategy with corporate strategic goals and business strategy having committed her professional career to assisting organizations effectively manage HR by identifying, developing and implementing key human resource and organizational development programs that positively impact the organization.
Debra earned her PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Capella University, and her MBA from Royal Roads University, with a concentration in Human Resource Management. At Aurora, Debra’s MBA research is highly appropriate in the topic of corporate acquisition transition models, planning, and impleantation. She has applied this experience in the development of a streamlined integration process and protocol for Aurora, greatly enhancing the dynamics to efficiently integrate and realize projected value from target acquisitions.
Believing strongly in professional development, Debra is also an adjunct instructor for courses in Human Resource at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).