Tracey Scarlett joined the BDC Board of Directors in June 2017.
Ms. Scarlett is an accomplished supporter of entrepreneurship in Canada. She is the President of BioQuest Ventures Inc., providing consulting services to help companies expand their businesses and build more effective, inclusive programs for innovators and entrepreneurs.
Previously, she was Dean of the JR Shaw School of Business at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), where she established the Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurship. As Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, she led the development of programs that help women achieve their full entrepreneurial potential. She was also Chief Operating Officer of KMT Hepatech Inc., a biotechnology start-up spun out of the University of Alberta.
In addition to her work with BDC, she is a Director of the Alberta Enterprise Corporation, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Sawridge First Nation Trusts, and a Director of Sawridge Group Holdings Ltd. Ms. Scarlett has served on numerous non-profit and economic development boards and committees. She is a past Council member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and has previously held Director positions with Travel Alberta, Edmonton Global, the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation and Alberta Women Entrepreneurs.
Ms. Scarlett holds a diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from NAIT as well as a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and an MBA with a specialization in Technology Commercialization, both from the University of Alberta. She also holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee, member of the Board Risk Committee and Governance/Nominating Committee