Emma Horgan

Chief People Officer, Questrade Inc.

Emma Horgan has been Chief People Officer at Questrade since February 2017. Questrade is a financial services organization with a mission rooted in caring deeply about helping Canadian’s become far more financially successful and secure and a vision to revolutionize financial services for the benefit of Canadians by providing the most innovative and cost effective financial services online. Since joining her primary focus has been on developing and executing Questrade’s People Strategy and supporting tactical plans to ensure her teams’ priorities are fully integrated with Questrade’s overall business strategy. Questrade has been enjoying significant growth, both organic and inorganic, and so a big part of her team’s focus has been on supporting and helping drive continued growth and success.

Prior to Questrade she enjoyed a long career at Maple Leaf Foods Inc. in several HR roles, last of which was Vice President HR & Leadership. In that role Emma lead a team of HR Business Partners who provided HR service and support to Maple Leaf’s commercial and professional services teams, and she also lead a team focused on culture, talent, leadership and learning.

Originally from the UK, Emma has an Msc in Strategic Human Resources Management from the University of Hull, and 19 years of progressive experience with the full range of Human Resources responsibilities including, strategy development, organizational design, talent acquisition, talent and succession management, engagement, employee relations, legal matters, policy, labour relations and change management etc. She moved to Canada with Maple Leaf Foods in 2005.