Gailina is an independent non-executive director with a legal, scientific, operations and international business executive background. Engaging and curious, she is interested in the evolving frameworks for the regulation of privacy, data protection and their intersection with the ethical use of technology, artificial intelligence, personal information and the future of human society.
Gailina's current portfolio includes Chair of the Statistics Users Group, Member of the Committee of Management of the Public Employees Pension Fund, Commissioner for Tax Appeals, and Senior Independent Director of Digital Jersey.
Gailina brings more than 20 years of board governance experience in the listed company, investment fund, economic development, education, adjudication and voluntary sectors to the JDPA.
Prior roles include vice chair of the Jersey Appointments Commission, Board Chair of a Canadian regional innovation centre, President & COO of a TSX-listed molecular diagnostics company, in-house legal counsel for a venture capital fund and an appeals panel member for systemic historic institutional abuse of vulnerable children.
Gailina holds a Bachelor of Science in molecular genetics (BSc, Trinity College, University of Toronto, Canada), a Bachelor of Law (LLB, Western University, Canada). She also has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA, Kellogg-Schulich executive program, USA & Canada) which she gained while leading the development and commercial launch of the world’s first blood-based genomic test for early cancer risk assessment in North America and Asia.
Gailina is passionate about contributing to the community and serves in a voluntary capacity as the founding executive director of the Jersey Policy Forum public policy think tank, trustee for the Shelter Trust and ArtHouse Jersey, invited governor for Hautlieu School, and advisory member of the Good Business Council, Jersey International Centre for Advanced Studies (JICAS) steering committee, and the Children’s Commissioner’s Adult Panel.