George Smith has had a thirty-seven year career leading the Human Resources function in large, complex Canadian businesses with national and international operations before joining Queen’s University in 2010.
His responsibilities have included labour relations; compensation & benefits; organizational development & training; health & safety; crisis management; corporate governance and HR/IR Policy.
He has negotiated over 100 Collective agreements with, among others, the Canadian Media Guild (CMG), the Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP), the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW), the Teamsters Union, The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Canadian Airline Pilots Association (CALPA).
He retired in 2010 as a Senior Vice-President at CBC/Radio-Canada after fourteen years during which he was initially responsible for HR/IR and latterly responsible for the IT, Broadcast Technology and Real Estate functions. Since then Mr. Smith has consulted in the field of Human Resources for clients such as CAE Inc, the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Public Service, Carleton University and Queen’s University