Chris and the Project Delivery team at IO lead the procurement and manage the commercial aspects of construction for all major capital projects undertaken by the Province using IO’s made-in-Ontario delivery model, Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP). His role includes leading the Civil Infrastructure Team (Highways + Transit) and the Social Infrastructure Group (buildings including hospitals, courthouses, educational and correctional facilities).
Chris has 40 years’ experience in the transportation field working on a wide range of major civil engineering projects. Since coming to IO in 2014, he led the Highways team and then was EVP of the Civil Infrastructure Group. Project initiatives include the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway in Windsor and the Highway 407 Extensions, the Metrolinx LRT and RER projects and Social Infrastructure work such as the new Toronto Courthouse, the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital and the MacMillan Block Refurbishments.
His experience prior to IO includes consulting work in the private sector, P3 project delivery and advising major government agencies in alternative delivery. Chris played a major role in highway delivery in New Brunswick, the first Highway 407 expansion in Ontario and the Edmonton Anthony Henday Ring Road. As a P3 advisor, Chris worked as the Owner’s Engineer for York Region on the Viva BRT and the Province of Manitoba on the CentrePort Canada Way project.
Chris is a Professional Engineer in licensed Ontario and a Value Engineering Practitioner.