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WATSON Welcomes Rachel

May 3, 2018

Posted in: WATSON Views


Vancouver BC — Elizabeth Watson, CEO of WATSON is pleased to announce that Rachel Colabella, ICD.D has joined WATSON as senior governance advisor in our Advisory practice.

Rachel brings over twenty years of experience to WATSON’s clients, including senior roles as general counsel and corporate secretary, twelve years in private practice with a tax speciality, and directorships. Rachel will focus on board and director evaluation, governance reviews, and issues advice. She will draw on her broad background to provide clients with outstanding governance advice and counsel.

Prior to joining WATSON, Rachel served as BC Regional Leader of Simplex Legal LLP, a national law firm offering out-sourced in-house counsel. Before that, Rachel served as the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Alaris Royalty Corp, where she designed the corporate governance and risk management programs and spearheaded the legal and tax teams to negotiate and finalize agreements for investments of over $800 million of invested capital. Rachel is currently a director and audit committee member of Decisive Dividend Corporation, and sits on the investment committee for the Canadian Bar Association as well as the steering committee for the Vancouver chapter of Women in Capital Markets. She is a sought after speaker on governance related issues.

WATSON is the largest firm of its kind in Canada and focuses exclusively on support for boards of directors and senior executives in relation to recruitment, governance and leadership support and feedback. WATSON is founded on the belief that bringing an intentional approach to governance and recruitment helps organizations perform better. Since 2005, WATSON has helped hundreds of organizations establish or improve their approach to governance; conduct governance reviews, conduct board, director and CEO evaluations; educate their boards and management teams; plan for board and CEO succession; and connect with high performing directors and CEOs. WATSON’s clients include private and public companies, public sector entities of various models, regulatory bodies, major trade and professional associations and not-for-profit organizations.