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.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada
Ryan Brain is WSP in Canada’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Before joining the company in January 2019, Ryan was Regional Managing Partner, Toronto at Deloitte. 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.
Chief Operating Officer, Canada
Gregory M. Northcott
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.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Canada
Victoria Trim brings 20 years of high-level, progressive leadership experience in finance and operations management to her role as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Victoria held the position of Vice President, Finance Transformation, for ABB Inc., where she has had the benefit of exposure to leading financial best practices. Previously, she held senior level finance roles such as Global Business Unit Controller, Country CFO and Corporate Treasurer, as well as Advisor to the CEO.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Canada
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.
Chief Corporate Development Officer, Canada
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.
Chief Human Resources and Safety Officer, Canada
Ian MacLeod possesses more than 26 years of experience in human resources, 20 of which have been in architecture, consulting, engineering, operations and maintenance environments. He has worked with large, global, highly acquisitive and publicly traded companies. A significant majority of his career involved integrating organizations into one operating model: aligning human resources delivery models and programs to meet new organizational structures and demands required by today’s businesses. Mr. MacLeod holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Mount Alison University and an MBA in Marketing from Saint Mary’s University.
National Business Line Executive, Geomatics
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.
National Business Line Executive, Buildings
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.
National Business Line Executive, Environment
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.
National Business Line Executive, Infrastructure
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.
National Business Line Executive, Energy, Resources & Industry
James Chopty joined the Canadian team in July 2017 with over 22 years of global experience. Most recently, Mr. Chopty was working for WSP’s African operations to grow the company’s international presence in that continent’s emerging markets and previously worked in Sub-Sahara Africa in managing the operations for one of the industry’s leading oilfield service companies. He is a B.S. Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Saskatchewan.
National Business Line Executive, Transportation
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.