Alison Gardner currently works as general counsel to the Vancouver based investment firm Sherpa Asset Management where she has been serving as a member of the board of directors for the past eight years. Previously, she practiced securities law at Lang Michener in Toronto and in-house for the Royal Bank of Canada. She received a law degree from the University of British Columbia and holds an honours degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario.

While living abroad in Asia and Europe and through her extensive travels, Alison has become aware of the need to improve the lives of children globally and locally and she believes all new mothers should be able to provide a safe environment for their babies.

Alison was raised in Ottawa, Ontario and now resides in West Vancouver with her husband and three boys.