The Board is Engineers Canada’s governing body. Its role is to provide strategic direction and ensure appropriate financial and risk management for the organization. Comprised of volunteer Directors and an advisor from the Chief Executive Officers’ Group, the Board’s responsibilities are outlined in the By-law and Board Policy Manual. In general, the Board is responsible for:

  • Holding itself and its direct reports accountable.
  • Sustaining a process to ensure ongoing engagement with regulators.
  • Providing ongoing and appropriate strategic direction.
  • Ensuring the development and periodic review of Board policies.
  • Monitoring and managing risk.
  • Providing orientation for new Board members and continuing Board development to current Directors and others who work closely with the Board.
  • Maintaining a relationship with key stakeholder organizations.

The Board is composed of 23 Directors who are nominated by their engineering regulators and approved by all of the regulators at a Meeting of Members. Each Director may serve up to two 3-year terms, in addition to potential terms as President-Elect, President, and Past President.

2021-2022 Engineers Canada Board

Directors

danny chui

Danny Chui, FEC, P.Eng.
President
Ontario

Danny Chui is a Professional Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Canada since 2009. He retired at the end of 2020 after working for over 30 years in the capacity of Manager, Capital Works Department with the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, City of Toronto.  He was responsible for the planning, budgeting, programming, implementing, managing and administrating of the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place annual Capital Works Program and undertaking major construction support and advisory functions.

Danny had been a corporate member of Ontario Construction Users Council (OCUC) since the mid-1990s until last year.  He has also been appointed by its board as Executive Director (Volunteer Position) since 2015 and he continues to serve in this capacity after his retirement.

Danny graduated from the University of Calgary in 1984 where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He later obtained a Personnel Management Certificate from Humber College.  He further obtained a Master’s Certificate in Municipal Leadership from York University in 2018. He served on PEO council for 7 terms, elected by members as West Central Regional Councillor. Together with his services as Mississauga Chapter Executive prior to his involvement in PEO Council, he received a 25-year service award from PEO Council and from the Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration in 2017.  He has also been elected twice by PEO Council to be one of its Engineers Canada Directors for two 3-year terms, serving until May 2023.

 

portrait photoKathy Baig, MBA, FIC, ing., ASC, DHC
President-Elect
Quebec
President, Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

Since 2016, Kathy Baig, Eng., MBA, ASC, has been President of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). Under her leadership, OIQ developed and implemented the ENG2020 Plan and the ENG 20-25 Plan, becoming the reference for public protection within Québec’s professional system. These efforts have helped to restore confidence in the engineering profession following the findings of the Charbonneau Commission.

Kathy’s accomplishments have been recognized with an honorary degree from the École de technologie supérieure, the Mercury Award by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Québec for her leadership, and bein named Fellow of both Engineers Canada and by the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Additionally, in 2019 she received a Canada's Top 40 under 40 Award.

Before being elected President of the OIQ, Kathy enjoyed an engineering career of over 10 years with companies such as IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Pyrogenesis and Aéroports de Montréal.

Kathy has a degree in chemical engineering (Polytechnique Montréal) and in business administration (HEC Montréal). She also holds a corporate governance certification from the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés at Université Laval.

 

portrait Jean BoudreauJean Boudreau, FEC, P.Eng.
Past President
New Brunswick
Principal/Senior Transportation Engineer, GEMTEC Limited

Jean Boudreau graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree. With more than 35 years experience in civil engineering, highway planning and design and civil construction projects Ms. Boudreau is now semi-retired and serves as a senior consultant at GEMTEC Consulting Engineers and Scientists where she served as a senior engineer and principal.

Ms. Boudreau has been an active volunteer in a variety of community as well as professional organizations. As the Director for Engineers Canada from New Brunswick, she is a member of the executive for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB). She has served on the Board for GEMTEC Limited and for the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – New Brunswick (ACEC-NB) and has twice served on the board for the New Brunswick Research and Productivity Council. She has served on APEGNB Council (2009-2014), including a year as president, and has been serving on various APEGNB committees since 1991.

 

Anderson Alison

Alison Anderson, P.Eng.
Yukon
Instructor/Coordinator, Yukon Water and Wastewater Operator Program, Yukon University

Alison Anderson is a systems engineer, small water system operator and project management professional. Alison is registered as a professional engineer in the Yukon and British Columbia. After graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering, they moved to the Yukon and managed the design, construction, and commissioning of drinking water systems throughout the territory while at Opus International Consultants.

As the Technology Innovation Officer at Yukon College, Alison led the creation of the Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) Associate Chair program to increase the awareness and participation of women in STEM in the Yukon.

In addition, Alison is the past chair and one of the founding members of the Engineers Yukon 30 by 30 Committee, and they are a member of the Engineers Yukon Continuing Professional Development committee. Alison is currently Instructor/Coordinator of the Yukon Water and Wastewater Operator Program at Yukon University.

 

Arenja Arjan

Arjan Arenja, MBA, P.Eng.
Ontario
President, Spectrum Business Development Inc.

Arjan Arenja is a professional engineer, entrepreneur, investor, and volunteer. A graduate of University of Waterloo (B.A.Sc., Civil Engineering, 1992), Arjan was licenced with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) in 1994. Arjan spent his early career in consulting engineering focused on building science and structural testing. He later moved to Royal Group Technologies to focus on obtaining building code approvals for innovative new building systems in Canada, USA, Argentina, Poland, and China. His tenure at Royal included starting up Royal Telecom Structures, a new division within Royal Plastics and he later managed the Royal Rainware Products Division.

Having enjoyed his business management experience, in 2005 Arjan enrolled in the Executive MBA at the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and graduated in 2007. He later joined Bruce Power, the world’s second largest nuclear power facility, where he spent nearly a decade in senior management roles. Currently, Arjan is a real estate investor in Grey and Bruce counties, developing high quality rental accommodations.

Currently, Arjan is a councillor on the PEO Board and a member of their Finance Committee and Executive Committee. He is also a board member for the Electrical Safety Authority and is a member of their People, Culture and Governance Committee and their Regulatory Affairs Committee.

 

head shot of Natasha Avila

Natasha Avila, P.Eng.
Alberta
Senior Process Engineer, Cenovus Energy Inc

Natasha Avila graduated with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2009. She has worked her entire career as a process engineer in industries such as automotive manufacturing, consumer goods manufacturing, and, currently, oil and gas. 

She began her career as a Process Engineer EIT for Procter & Gamble, starting up the first commercial line for the Always Infinity FlexFoam™ material. She moved onto the oil and gas industry in 2013, when she started working for Cenovus Energy. She is now the Senior Process Engineer for the Solvent Pilot Projects for Cenovus’ Innovation Gateway (research and development) department.

Natasha got involved with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) in early 2014, and in that time has led a committee of members responsible for reviewing APEGA’s bylaws and proposing recommendations to council for the Legislative Review.

 

Anne Baril

Anne Baril, ing.
Quebec
Directrice générale, Innovation, Management & Communication

Anne Baril is a civil engineer and graduate of Polytechnique Montréal. She began her career as a remote engineer with the Ministère des Transports du Québec. She was successively promoted as team manager, department head and then director throughout her 35 years with the ministry. 

She has been involved with l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) for 10 years, serving the past eight as a councillor. She is a volunteer with the Fondation de l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and has been president of the board for the past 5 years. She has also volunteered in activities organized by the OIQ to promote engineering among young girls. 

For the past year and a half, she has been volunteering with a local non-profit organization (NPO) to help seniors. Since January 2021, she has offered services to ensure the home maintenance of sick, elderly or handicapped people for another NPO in her neighbourhood. Having sick children at heart, she has been organizing fundraisers for Opérations Enfant-Soleil for the past 5 years.

 

portrait photoMaxime Belletête, ing.
Quebec
Industrial Director, EXP

Maxime Belletête holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and has spent more than 11 years as a manager in engineering and construction. Initially hired as a site supervisor, he climbed the engineering ladder and has worked on several municipal infrastructure and industrial engineering projects, developing the design of municipal multi-disciplinary projects and managing the engineering and construction of various worksites. Following this experience, he was promoted to Industrial Director at EXP and now collaborates in business development.

Proud of his profession and concerned about the importance of commitment, Maxime joined the OIQ Board of directors in 2018 as a director and is active in several committees. He also worked as an administrator for the Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Drummondville.  He is currently completing his training as a Corporate Coach in Neuro-Linguistic Programming in order to obtain the status of certified coach.

 

portrait photoVictor Benz, FEC, FGC (Hon.), P.Eng.
Alberta
Retired engineer, APEGA volunteer

Victor received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1976 and registered as a Professional Engineer with APEGA in early 1979.  His 40-year career has spanned Canadian oil refining and fertilizer manufacture, international hydrometallurgical base metal recovery, and Alberta’s coal and power industries. Over the last ten years of his working career he managed his own engineering consultancy. 

Over the same period, Victor has volunteered his time with numerous organizations. Most notably, over a 30-year span, he has served the APEGA as a member of the Investigative and Discipline Committee, the Appeal Board, the Joint Appeal Board, and a number of special committees. This includes a ten-year stint as Chair of APEGA’s Appeal Board.

His love of sports led to coaching both hockey and ringette, and to many years as a Ringette Alberta referee, culminating in several years as the Zone 5 Referee-In-Chief.

Victor currently also serves as Environment Chair for the Alberta Fish and Game Association and Membership Chair for the Wildwood and District Rod and Gun Club.

 

Geoffrey Connolly

Geoff Connolly, Q.C. FEC, P.Eng.
Prince Edward Island
Lawyer, Stewart McKelvey

Geoff is a lawyer and professional engineer. He graduated from University of New Brunswick with his B.Sc. Civil Engineering and LLB. Geoff is a Partner in the law firm Stewart McKelvey where he has practised law since 1992. Geoff’s practice includes construction law and corporate commercial law.

Geoff has been a volunteer with Engineers PEI since 1995 and has served on the executive for five years, including president. Geoff has served on the Council of the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors for nine years and in the spring of 2021 was awarded an Honourary CLS designation in recognition of his service to the profession.

Geoff serves on a number of community volunteer associations and is currently president of Communities 13 Inc., which runs the community rink and gym, and is president of Queens County Residential Services (QCRS), a not-for-profit company that provides housing and day programming for adults with special needs in his community.

 

portrait photoNancy Hill, B.A.Sc., LL.B., FCAE, FEC, P. Eng.
Ontario
Founding Partner, Hill & Schumacher

Nancy Hill is an engineer, lawyer, patent agent, and trademark agent. She is a founding partner of the firm Hill & Schumacher. For over 25 years, Hill has been managing intellectual property rights for clients worldwide, including many universities across Canada. Hill’s areas of focus are robotics, structural steel, healthcare, and green energy, and many of her clients have gone on to win prestigious awards for their innovations. 

Hill has been an active volunteer throughout her career, contributing at PEO, universities, and other STEM organizations. She has a long history of volunteering at PEO where she served on a wide variety of committees, task forces, and Council. She was elected as the 100th president of PEO (2019-2020). Hill has worked tirelessly to effect positive change within PEO, and was instrumental in amending the Professional Engineers Act to include harassment as part of the definition of professional misconduct and in instituting term limits for all elected councillors. 

In 2008 she was invested as a Companion in the Order of Honour. In 2014, she was inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and in 2017, she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

 

Stormy Holmes

Stormy Holmes, FEC, FGC (Hon.), P.Eng.
Saskatchewan
Technical Quality Leader, DCS, Americas, AECOM Canada Ltd.

Stormy Holmes earned her B.A.Sc. in Environmental Systems Engineering from the University of Regina in 1998. Following that, she completed her Certificate of Administration in 2001.

Stormy has over 20 years of engineering experience, covering various industries and sectors. Following university, she started as a consulting engineer working in stormwater management. She then moved into the public sector serving in various public works manager roles. In 2009, she moved back into the private consulting sector with AECOM. Since then, she has served in various roles, most recently as Technical Quality Leader for the Americas geography. In this role, she works with project teams and operations to review and guide employment of AECOM technical quality processes and work with the global quality divisions on various initiatives.

Stormy has volunteered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Saskatchewan (APEGS) for over 20 years in various capacities, including President in 2018-2019. She has also volunteered with the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of Saskatchewan, including as Board Chair 2015-2016. She was the first woman to chair that organization.

 

portrait photoSudhir Jha, M.Eng., FEC, P.Eng.
Northwest Territories
Manager, Risk management, Government of NWT

Sudhir Kumar Jha has served the Canadian engineering profession for more than 18 years and is currently Manager, Risk Management & Safety for the Department of Infrastructure, and Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). He moved to this position after six years as GNWT Manager, Community Infrastructure Planning. 

Jha volunteers extensively professionally and personally, and has been recognized with several awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, for his outstanding volunteer contributions. He has also received Fellowship designations from Engineers Canada and CIQS. 
Jha earned an M.Eng. (Civil) from Concordia University and has diplomas in arbitration, construction estimating, and software technology. Additionally, he has completed risk management and business analysis courses at George Washington University.   

Jha is serving, or has served, on the boards of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG), the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) - Prairies & Northwest Territories, the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM), Canadian Regulatory Council of Plumbing, Smart Communities Society and Skills Canada NWT. He is also a member of Asset Management Canada, APEGA, PEO, and the Project Management Institute. 

 

portrait photoTim Joseph, PhD, FCIM, P.Eng.
Alberta
Principal Engineer, JPI Mine Equipment & Engineering

Tim Joseph is in consulting engineering practice as the  Principal Engineer, JPI Mine Equipment & Engineering, servicing the global mining industry and its mining equipment manufacturers. The firm is active on four continents, providing engineering solutions and professional development. Since 2015, Joseph has been active in working with Canada’s missions to Latin America, enhancing and promoting environment and community, as well as responsible mining operation activities. 

Dr. Joseph is Professor Emeritus, Mining Engineering, formerly at the University of Alberta. A past Vice-President of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Alberta (APEGA) and Ambassador of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Dr. Joseph is a recipient of the SMART Distinguished Service Award, the CIM Distinguished Service Medal, and the CIM Past President’s Medal for contributions to the global mining industry and mining engineering education.

 

Dawn Nedohin-MacekDawn Nedohin-Macek, FEC, P.Eng.
Manitoba
Transmission Services & Compliance Department Manager, Manitoba Hydro

Ms. Nedohin-Macek graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. She has worked for Manitoba Hydro since graduation in a variety of roles, and is currently the Transmission Services and Compliance Department Manager.  Transmission Services and Compliance is a highly specialized department responsible for the strategy and business plans for efficient, safe, reliable, regulatory compliant utilization of the transmission system promoting revenue enhancements and the managing the North American Electric Reliability Commission (NERC) Regulatory Compliance Program.

Ms. Nedohin-Macek served as President of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba from 2012 to 2013 and has been active in many of its committees, most recently the Public Interest Review Committee.

Ms. Nedohin-Macek is also the recent past Chair of the University of Manitoba Alumni Association and lends her time to various other organizations including the Canadian Cancer Society, WISE Kid-Netic Energy, and the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Engineering.

 

Kelly ReidKelly Reid, P. Eng., CCMAP
Ontario
Section Manager, Quality Engineering, Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG)

Kelly Reid has served on the PEO Council as both a vice president (appointed) and councillor-at-large. She graduated first division from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering, Nuclear and Power Plant Option. She has over 20 years of nuclear engineering experience and has worked at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Nuclear Safety Solutions Limited, and Ontario Power Generation. At Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (NGS), she provided technical support to assess and manage nuclear safety risks. In 2004, she was recognized with a Chief Nuclear Officer award for dedication and commitment. 

She was responsible for a large portion of the Integrated Safety Review to support Darlington Refurbishment and she managed a variety of important contracts for the Darlington refurbishment project.

She is currently working in quality engineering with her prime role being continuous performance improvement in the Enterprise Engineering Division.. In 2003, she represented her colleagues during the successful negotiation of the first NSS-Society collective agreement. In 2009, she attended the World Nuclear University Summer Institute at Oxford University. In 2018, she presented her abstract on engineering proficiency at the International Conference on Quality, Leadership, and Management in the Nuclear Industry. 

 

Darlene Spracklin Reid

Darlene Spracklin-Reid, FEC, P.Eng.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Lecturer, Memorial University

Darlene Spracklin-Reid is a lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University. She is an engineer and educator with a background in project management, curriculum development, and accreditation. She is a past chair of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL) and has served on the boards of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association, and the American Concrete Institute. She is currently a director on the board of the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation. She received the PEGNL Outstanding Community Service Award, the President’s Award for Exemplary Service to Memorial University, the Fry Family Foundation’s “Top 1% Elite Award” in recognition of commitment to community service, and the Memorial University Alumni Award for Community Service.

 

Marisa Sterling

Marisa Sterling, FEC, P.Eng.
Ontario
Assistant Dean and Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Professionalism, University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Marisa Sterling is a distinguished engineer and academic administrator with over 20 years of experience working and volunteering in the private and public sectors. She was elected the 101st president of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and is currently the assistant dean and director of diversity, inclusion and professionalism at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

Her extensive strategic and operational stewardship positively impacts students, engineers, and the public. During her eight-year presidency of the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education, she helped over 1,000 students. Since 2009, she has advanced EIT leadership development by creating PEO’s G. Gordon M. Sterling Engineering Intern Award, named after her late father, an Engineers Canada president. And since 2015, she has been championing the Engineering Change Lab to transform the engineering community to better serve Canadians. 

A chemical engineer and member of the Oxford Business Alumni Network, Sterling received the Engineers Canada Meritorious Service Award for Community Service in 2016 and was named a Woman of Distinction by the Canadian National Exhibition Association. In her spare time, she enjoys being a Warden of Camp 1 and annually obligating students and graduates who have the academic qualifications for the P.Eng. licence.

 

Jane TinkJane Tink, FEC, FGC (Hon.), P.Eng.
Alberta

With a degree in civil engineering and further training in chemical, production, and reservoir engineering plus business and governance training, Jane has enjoyed over 30 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas industry. In 1994, she joined Ryder Scott Company when they opened their Canadian office. There she was a team leader, APEGA Responsible Member, and primary contact for clients both domestically and internationally.

Tink has coordinated and been the lead engineer for projects around the world, including South America, Russia, China, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout North America. During this time, she also lived at and operated a cattle ranch, where she gained a better appreciation of the economic and environmental sustainability challenges of maintaining a safe and secure food chain. She is currently President of Consult Tink Inc. and runs a ranch south of Okotoks with the help of her son. She has been an active volunteer since childhood and has volunteered with APEGA since the early 1980s, including serving on the APEGA Council from 2004 to 2007 and in several other roles, including chair of the Audit Committee and the Aboriginal Committee. She served as the 98th President of APEGA.

 

portrait photoNicolas Turgeon, M.Sc., EMBA, ing.
Québec
Director, Investissement Québec - CRIQ

Nicolas Turgeon holds a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Laval University (Quebec) in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Switzerland), a Master's degree in civil engineering (environmental option) and a Master's degree in business administration, management for practicing executives (EMBA), also from Laval University. He has more than 20 years of experience as a technical expert in the field of industrial innovation (Air and Climate Change) and as a manager at Investissement Québec-CRIQ.

Nicolas was elected as a director of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) in 2017 for a three-year term. As a member of several committees at OIQ, he was President of the Professional Development Committee in 2018-2020.

Proud to be an engineer, Nicolas is actively involved in Quebec's innovation ecosystem as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Réseau Environnement, the largest group of environmental professionals in Quebec. He was president of the Association for the Prevention of Air and Soil Contamination (APCAS-A&WMA Quebec Chapter) from 2016-2020. He also acts as a mentor for the next generation, a subject that is particularly close to his heart for the future of the profession.

 

Michael WrinchMichael Wrinch, PhD, FEC, P.Eng., ICD.D
British Columbia
President, Hedgehog Technologies Inc.

Michael Wrinch received his PhD from the University of British Columbia and his B.A.Sc and M.A.Sc. from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has been the president of Hedgehog Technologies, an electrical engineering consulting company, for over 20 years. He is a past president of Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.
 
Dr. Wrinch is an experienced company leader and professional electrical engineer specializing in energy delivery and safety-critical systems. He has designed rail systems, roller coasters, solar farms, natural gas infrastructure, and electric submarines. He is also certified by TÜV Rheinland out of Germany for safety-instrumented systems design.

Dr. Wrinch is the past-president and councillor of Engineering and Geoscientists BC and a fellow of Engineers Canada. He has served on multiple boards and most recently received his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

 

Chris ZinckChris Zinck, FEC, P.Eng.
Nova Scotia
President, Zinck Computer Group

Chris Zinck has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (1981) from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Engineering (1983) from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. With over 35 years of computer and software engineering experience, he has owned and operated Zinck Computer Group (Dartmouth, NS) since 1986. As president, he has developed and managed hundreds of business automation and IT projects. In 2017, he formed Zinck Engineering and has designed and built a smart grid control system for electric thermal storage devices.

Chris has been a volunteer with Engineers Nova Scotia since 1996. In 1999, he became a member of the Board of Examiners and has served as chair for two separate terms. He has served on Engineers Nova Scotia’s Council and as president (2016-2017). In 2004, he joined the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board (CEQB) and later became chair of the CEQB and Engineers Canada Board advisor. He received Engineers Nova Scotia J.D. Fraser Service Award in 2009.

Advisor

Kimberley KingKimberley King, FEC (Hon.) 
Executive Director and Director of Registration, Engineers Yukon

Ms. King is the Executive Director and Director of Registration for Engineers Yukon. During her fourteen years with the Association she has been a member of several Engineers Yukon committees including the Continuing Professional Development Committee and the Professional Practice Task Force.  She has over thirty years experience in financial administration and banking having worked at Yukon Soccer as Executive Director, Klondike Motors as Business Manager, and both BMO and CIBC as a Financial Services Manager.

Kim is Chair of the Chief Executive Officers Group and is a member of the National Practice Officials Group and the National Admissions Officials Group.

Ms. King has been an active volunteer within her community and nationally for over thirty years, serving as a member of the Canada Soccer National Competitions Committee, DAC Finance Scouts Canada Group Yukon, Team Yukon Mission Staff member for a variety of sports at multiple Arctic Winter & Canada Summer Games, and either Canada Soccer or Yukon Provincial Representative at multiple National Soccer Championships.

Chief Executive Officer

Gerard McDonald

Gerard McDonald, MBA, P.Eng., ICD.D
Chief Executive Officer, Engineers Canada

Mr. McDonald obtained his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo and complimented this with a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Ottawa.

Prior to joining Engineers Canada, Mr. McDonald was Registrar of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), after spending over 31 years in the Public Service of Canada. While with the Public Service, he worked primarily in the transportation sector, where he held various positions including Assistant Deputy Minister of Safety and Security at Transport Canada; Executive Director of the Transportation Safety Board; Director General of Marine Safety at Transport Canada; and Director of Regulatory Affairs at the Privy Council Office.

Secretary to the Board

Evelyn Spence, LL.B., CIC.C, GPC.D
Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Spence is a lawyer and member of the senior leadership team at Engineers Canada. Before moving into the role as in-house counsel with a provincial regulatory body in 2011, Ms. Spence worked as part of a busy commercial litigation group in a mid-sized Toronto law firm.  

 Ms. Spence is committed to serving her community and shares her time, skills and experience with a number of diverse organizations. She currently acts as a part-time adjudicator with the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal and is a director on the Ottawa Department of Medicine and Volunteer Ottawa Boards. She has served as the Complaints Review Councillor and as a member of the Discipline Committee with Professional Engineers of Ontario, and, for the past three years, has held a position on the Elections Committee of the Immigrations Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.