We are built on the strength of our people. In every region where we operate, our Canadian leaders guide the mission, drive the vision and uphold our collective beliefs.

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President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada

Ryan Brain

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Ryan Brain is WSP in Canada’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the company in January 2019, Ryan was a Regional Managing Partner at Deloitte Canada, based in Toronto. Over a 20-plus year career, Ryan has focused on various growth initiatives, unparalleled client service, and bringing together diverse and multifunctional teams. He is a Certified Management Consultant and has a Master of Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo.

Greg Northcott

Chief Operating Officer, Canada

Gregory M. Northcott

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Providing operational leadership and direction for all business lines nationally, Mr. Northcott was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in January 2017. Previously Vice President of Operations for the Canadian Transportation business, he brings to the new role more than 15 years of experience in the engineering and construction industries, which includes operational leadership on large Design-Build-Finance-Operate /Public-Private-Partnership and Design-Build infrastructure projects.

Andre Desautels

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Canada

André Desautels

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André Desautels brings with him over 18 years of experience in managing complex international negotiations, operations, mergers and acquisitions, organizational transformations and compliance. He has a track record for working hand-in-hand with the business to offer sound legal advice and innovative thinking supporting organizational growth. Prior to joining the company, he served as Global Vice President of Contracts & Compliance Officer for AGT International, a growing global security organization based in Zurich, Switzerland. Previously, he held various General Counsel and Legal Affairs positions in Toronto, New York and Montréal.

Matt Gill

Chief Corporate Development Officer, Canada

Matt Gill

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As Chief Corporate Development Officer, Mr. Gill is leading Canada’s strategic direction and the development the processes and tools to work towards them successfully. In addition to this in-depth knowledge of our culture, client base, business processes and objectives, Matt brings more than 30 years of successful achievements in the technology and professional services sectors.

Tori Trim

Vice-President, IT, Canada

Marie-Ève Roy

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Marie-Ève Roy brings more than 20 years of experience leading business transformation projects and driving collaboration and efficiency between business groups and IT. As Vice-President, IT, Marie-Ève is responsible for the strategic journey of our IT group and ensuring alignment with WSP’s strategic plan and business needs, as well as driving innovation and digital transformation. Marie-Ève joined WSP in 2019.

Meet our business-line leadership

Dawn Nigro, National Business Line Executive, Geomatics

Business Line Executive, Geomatics

Dawn Nigro

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Dawn Nigro joined WSP Canada in the role of National Business Line Executive, Geomatics, in September 2018. Ms. Nigro has held executive leadership roles in the infrastructure, building materials and manufacturing industries. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.



Business Line Executive, Buildings

Terry Tommason

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Terry Tommason is an executive level major program/project and development executive with 24+ years industry experience on some of the world’s largest and most complex projects.   Prior to joining WSP, Mr. Tommason held several leading roles, including Managing director / Operations director for two leading multi-disciplinary consultancy firms: Arcadis and Atkins. In addition to managing the business and associated operations, he was directly engaged and accountable for pursuing, converting and delivering major projects.

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Business Line Executive, Environment

Olivier Joyal

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Olivier was appointed National Business Line Executive, Environment, in April 2019. He has been with WSP for nearly 15 years, holding progressively more senior roles within the Environment team, most recently as leader of Environment for Quebec. A geologist by training, Olivier is known as a dynamic and results-driven leader with a structured and focused approach to client engagement.

Joe Sframeli

Business Line Executive, Infrastructure

Joe Sframeli

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With more than 26 years of professional experience managing a wide variety of linear infrastructure and land development projects, Joe Sframeli operates as WSP’s Senior Vice President of Infrastructure. Mr. Sframeli has extensive experience in all aspects of complex infrastructure work related to site grading, utility infrastructure, stormwater management and site servicing for both private developers and public agencies. His diverse portfolio of projects span the range of largescale trunk feedermains  to the design of complex integrated site servicing solutions for international luxury hospitality redevelopment projects.

Eric Peissel

Business Line Executive, Transportation

Eric Peissel

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Throughout his 16-year career at WSP, Eric Peissel has managed teams in Quebec, Ontario and Western Canada and since January 2018 is providing national leadership for the Transportation business line. Mr. Peissel holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from McGill University along with a B.A. in Urban Studies from Concordia University.

James Chopty

Business Line Executive, Energy, Resources & Industry

Satvinder Flore

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Satvinder Flore was appointed Business Executive, Energy, Resources & Industry (ERI) in October 2019. Over his 18-year career, he has held senior-level international executive roles with a focus on business development, strategy, operational planning and mergers & acquisitions in global energy markets. Satvinder holds a BA (Hons) from the University of York (England).