WHO WE ARE

LECIA STEWART, President

One of Canada’s leading infrastructure and strategic advisory consulting professionals, Lecia Stewart has helped governments deliver some of Canada’s most significant transit projects, and assisted private sector businesses to secure multi-billion dollar contracts.

She has led ground-floor development and start-up of several large urban transportation systems; including a $1.2 billion expansion of Vancouver’s SkyTrain system. She was also President and Project Director for the region’s first commuter rail service, known as the West Coast Express. Both projects were completed in record time and under budget. She has significant experience working with government at all levels, public interest groups, the media and other stakeholders.

In 2005 Ms. Stewart established the Stewart Group and the firm consults widely on business, strategy and project development throughout North America.

Her recent successes include:

  • Serving as Chief Bid Strategist for the winning consortium on the $9.1 billion Eglinton Crosstown LRT project in Toronto – the single largest public-private partnership (P3) transit contract awarded in Canadian history.
  • Serving as Chief Bid Strategist for the winning consortium of a $2.1 billion contract to build the Confederation Line Stage 1 LRT in Ottawa.
  • Assisting the City of Edmonton with the governance and procurement of the $1.8 billion Valley Line LRT project, achieving a successful financial close for that city’s largest-ever P3 contract.

Ms. Stewart is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Executive MBA program for management development.


IAN WARDLEY
CONSULTING STRATEGIST

For more than 20 years, Ian Wardley has played lead roles in delivering major projects across Canada and the USA. An economist, Ian has honed his skills through a multitude of major projects where he has developed business cases, prepared for and assisted clients with procurements, assembled teams, and managed day-to-day issues for both traditional and P3 projects. His project management skills have served clients well in finance, design, engineering, government, transit and transportation.

Taleeb Noormohamed
CONSULTING STRATEGIST

Taleeb is a technology entrepreneur with expertise in communications, crisis management, government relations and sustainability. Formerly the Vice-President of Strategy and Partnerships Vancouver 2010 Olympics, he serves on boards of companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations in health care, youth services, arts, and philanthropy. Awarded the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award in 2007, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012, Taleeb graduated from Princeton University and attended Oxford University as a Commonwealth Scholar.

Karolina Karcz
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senior analyst

Karolina Karcz is an accounts executive administrator and client services coordinator. Previously working for SNC-Lavalin, TransLink, and British Columbia Rapid Transit Company, Karolina has extensive experience in transit budgeting, project evaluation, and complex P3 contracts.

TRAVIS CROWE
BUSINESS STRATEGIST

Travis is a business analyst with extensive experience on major infrastructure projects and bid strategies. Recent work includes supporting project owners and their advisory teams on Edmonton’s Valley Line Stage 1 LRT, Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT, and the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT project. He also helps proponent teams identify stakeholders, evaluate feasible options, analyze the competitive landscape and articulate customer needs.

Matthew McDonagh
operations director & consulting STRATEGIST

An urban planner and government relations professional, Matthew advises major infrastructure project owners’ teams and transportation industry suppliers. Previous work includes carbon offset trading and sustainability reporting for TransLink. He has led stakeholder relations for cabinet ministers in Ontario, a Crown Corporation, and private sector clients in energy and telecommunications. Matthew is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is a Registered Planning Professional.

Roland Nairon
PROJECT MANAGER

Roland has more than 10 years of experience as a project manager in the construction industry with a primary focus in municipal and utility sectors. Roland provides insight and leadership and has extensive experience tracking and forecasting projects to ensure project requirements are met. Dedicated to continuous process improvements, he has been involved in leading software implementation so clients and stakeholders enjoy a clear vision of projects.

ELIsABETH COOKE
Legal advisor

Elisabeth brings a unique skills set based on her background in law and experience in business, media, communications and professional standards organizations.  She excels in technical legal analysis and engages collaboratively to reconcile diverse interests.

ALEX WHITEHOUSE
Consulting Strategist

Alex has extensive experience in advising more than 100 public and private sector clients in program and service evaluation, project management, business planning and analysis, and facilitation and training. With an engineering and business management background, Alex delivers a full cross-section of services.

MATTHEW Binning
BUSINESS ANALYST

Matthew is a Business Analyst who specializes in financial modelling and business design, with a focus on practical solutions to business problems. Matthew has developed a track record for understanding business issues and creating practical solutions.

Angela McCleery
Executive Assistant,
Office & Project Coordinator

Angela contributes unrivaled organizational skills and keen attention to detail to oversee office functions. She has a degree in political science from the University of Victoria and sits as a director at large for her federal riding association.