Allison Cowan is a Director with the Leadership and Human Resources Research Division of The Conference Board of Canada, leading the total rewards and labour relations research practice. Since 2000, Allison has been actively involved in research in the areas of total rewards, compensation, benefits, health and wellness, strategic human resource management, labour relations, learning and development, leadership, and diversity. Most recently, her research reports include the Compensation Planning Outlook and Human Resources Trends and Metrics, as well as HR Measurement Benchmarking. Allison is also an active member of WorldatWork and the Ottawa Region Rewards Association. Prior to The Conference Board of Canada, Allison worked at RBC Dominion Securities, Human Resources Development Canada and Ontario Ministry of Health.
Alison holds a Bachelor in Sociology from the University of Guelph.