Robyn Curry


Robyn is a key member of Watson's governance advisory team. Over the past 8+ years she has worked with over 100 boards to help them think about their governance effectiveness. She leads and supports a wide range of governance reviews and evaluations and is known for her analysis, insight and designing project plans that support effective change. Robyn is a go-to for others because of her wide-ranging experience with governance, including in complex contexts.

What I wish more boards knew

"Trusting your colleagues around the table is the cornerstone to being able to make wise and effective decisions."

What I've learned

"No two organizations are the same, and there is no one solution that will fix every problem."

Most dangerous myth

"A good board manual will fix all your governance issues."

Experience and Credentials

  • Joined Watson in 2016
  • Previously worked at Government of Alberta as a manager in the Post-Secondary Education department as a Manager at Student Aid Alberta
  • Studied at the University of Alberta in Animal Sciences
  • Committed to continuous governance learning, Robyn has completed the San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training, Sotera Safety Aboriginal Awareness, University of Canada Indigenous Canada
  • University of Colorado Inclusive Leadership: The Power of Workplace Diversity, UBC Sauder Facilitation Skills for Leaders, DCRO Risk Governance Institute: An Introduction to Risk Governance, and the Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue

Our Thoughts on Boards

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Watson May 30, 2024
Enhancing Board Effectiveness: A Layered Approach to Governance

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Rachel O'Connor May 14, 2024
Navigating Board Composition in Election-Appointment Environments

Board composition is a key part of governance effectiveness. What happens when you aren’t in control of it for

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Watson Mar 27, 2024
3 Ways Governance Professionals Elevate the Work of the Board

Governance professionals elevate the work of the board in all sorts of ways. Navigating everything from relationships to regulations, they