Diana Gibson was Parkland Institute’s first full-time research director, and served in that capacity from 2004-2012. She has worked nationally and internationally on economic and public policy issues ranging from health care to energy and trade policy. She has over 25 years of experience in social policy research and has been on faculty with Capilano College. She has authored and co-authored many publications on inequality, tax reform, and energy issues at the provincial, territorial and national levels. She is a director and CEO of The Firelight Group Research Cooperative, a director of PolicyLink Research and Consulting, a founding director and president of Canadians For Tax Fairness, as well as a research associate of the Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives and a research fellow with Parkland Institute.