Board of governors

Chi Iliya-Ndule

External Governor

Chi Iliya-Ndule, External Governor & Chair of the Human Resources and Governance Committee, is a corporate commercial lawyer with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, where she focuses on mergers and acquisitions, commercial arrangements, and corporate reorganizations. 

Chi is actively involved in the community. She is a co-founder and the President of the Calgary Black Chambers, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making Calgary the most equitable place for Black people to live and work, through its four pillars of mentorship, scholarship, fellowship and advocacy, and Antyx Community Arts, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to engaging youth through the arts, where she also sits on the Human Resources and Governance Committee. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, provides pro bono legal services through Pro Bono Law Alberta, and mentors internationally trained lawyers through Calgary Regional Immigrant Employment Council. 

She was awarded the 2022 Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Medal in recognition of her significant contribution to the province of Alberta.  

Prior to immigrating to Canada, Chi practised as a lawyer in Nigeria. Chi holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) from the University of Calgary, Canada and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria.