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Lesley Galgay Corporate Development Manager Crosbie Group

Lesley Galgay

Corporate Development Manager, Crosbie Group

Initially my role included the development and implementation of governance mechanisms, a formal Board reporting structure, and new business development.  Over two years have elapsed, and now I can honestly say that no two days are alike.  I am actively involved in the management of the industrial services lines for the group of companies – developing new partnership relations and helping the companies achieve their strategic objectives.

I love to travel – recently back from my honeymoon touring Argentina and Peru.  Deciding where to go next is always on my mind.  During the summer I love to be outside – hiking, walking – being active in general.

We asked Lesley:

The OGM: What does sustainability mean to you?

Lesley: Environmental concern, the management of human consumption and an opportunity to be innovative!

The OGM: What does success mean to you?

Lesley: I know I have been successful I can see/feel the impact I have made – i.e. when I can see positive growth in those that I lead or I can see the value that my ideas bring to the organization.

The OGM: If you were to describe your career in three words what would they be?

Lesley: Dynamic, Robust, Adaptable

The OGM: What advice would you give to someone looking for a career in the energy industry?

Lesley: It is a great time in our province to join the industry.  There are many exciting projects on the horizon and you don’t have to be an engineer or a technical specialist to get in on the action!

The OGM: Describe a milestone in your career?

Lesley: Moving home after studying overseas and subsequently relocating to Toronto (and joining the O&G industry of course).

The OGM: Describe a challenge you faced in your career?

Lesley: Not so much a challenge as an opportunity to grow – being the only female and one of the youngest members of the management team.  It gave me (and continues to give me) the opportunity to gain confidence in myself and my abilities.

The OGM: What do the next five years look like in your career?

Lesley: The opportunities are endless.  We have some really exciting projects and partnerships underway and I have been actively engaged in our growth initiatives.  I look forward to the challenges that are in-store and to delivering on the goals that I have set for myself.

The OGM: What impact will the Millennial Generation have on the Energy industry?

Lesley: The Millennial Generation is characterized as being the most educated and technologically savvy group of individuals.  I believe that this will undoubtedly lead to increased innovation and process improvement in the industry.  At the same time, there has been some question regarding job loyalty amongst this generation and, as such, leaders are going to be forced to re-think leadership styles and define new ways of motivating the workforce – i.e. flexible work schedules, increased focus on professional development, etc.

The OGM: What do you think of Social Recruiting?

Lesley: Mediums such as Linked-in provide a great venue to highlight skills and experience while being endorsed by your co-workers and leaders. It is a great way to connect with peers and colleagues and I think its use as a recruitment tool will increase.

The OGM: Why do you love what you do?

Lesley: Travel!  I can’t get enough of it.  Every opportunity to jump on a plane I take it!  I also love to cook.  If I am bored, esr assured you’ll find me experimenting in the kitchen!

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