Vice president of human resources and labour relations
Edwards boasts a world of expertise, having served in senior leadership roles at Labatt Breweries/Interbew and Canadian National Railway. In his current role at Canadian Pacific, Edwards seeks to continually reinvent HR operations by implementing evidence- driven best practices in organizational development, labour relations and culture. One step in accomplishing this was to establish employee scorecards for every single one of CP Rail’s 11,000 unionized workers. Edwards also uses his extensive HR backdrop to teach a course at Queens University called Laying the Groundwork for Excellence in Union-Management Relations. He also has written bestselling books about how to properly manage a changing industry.