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
SENIOR CONSULTANT

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.

Layne clark
Director, Advisory Services

Layne Clark is an experienced project manager, with demonstrated success in both the public and private sector. She provides critical insight into government process, labour relations and public consultation. With exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, she is adept at handling multiple tasks while maintaining a cooperative team environment. Layne joins the Stewart Group team having previously worked as the Director of Liaison and Coordination for the Officer of the Premier at the Government of British Columbia.

Alex Kolsteren
Project Manager

Alex is a Project Manager and Urban and Transportation Planner . Originally from Vancouver, Alex has recently returned to the city after a number of years in Toronto, and is excited about contributing to the development and growth of BC and its diverse communities. Alex is passionate about community building and infrastructure development. In his work, he strives to bring together stakeholders through collaboration and capacity building. Alex’s work has focused on Transit Infrastructure development, multi-modal and active transportation planning and design, Transit Oriented Development, land use planning and development, community planning, policy development, and urban design. Alex’s broad depth of experience includes work across Canada and internationally.

Christian nesrallah
Project Manager

Christian background is civil engineering, data science, business management, and research & development. He has extensive public sector and consulting experience, and has led a tech startup to provide big data analytics and artificial intelligence software for government. Christian has managed challenging and innovative tasks including multi-million dollar winter-road bridge projects in the Northwest Territories, and he has created and led a partnership between public, private, and academic groups to solve infrastructure issues related to permafrost. Christian enjoys working as part of a diverse team and believes the best results arise from well-managed collaboration; he is also adept at managing tense interpersonal situations in order to keep a project moving effectively. Christian is highly motivated to solve complex problems through technology and innovation; he believes in challenging the status quo to find the best solution. He held a technical management role on the $3.5B George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project.

AARON ROBINSON
SENIOR ANALYST

With a broad range of experience navigating the intersection of local, provincial and federal governments, Aaron Robinson is an experienced policy analyst and stakeholder engagement specialist. He is an effective project manager known for his communication and relationship building skills. With experience in housing, land use planning and transit sectors, Aaron brings a range of experience in stakeholder analysis and engagement. Before joining the Stewart Group, Aaron worked at the Metro Vancouver Regional District as an advisor on Intergovernmental and Stakeholder Relations.

 

alex brown
project COORDINATOR

Alex recently returned to Vancouver after completing her Project Management MSc in London, England. Her studies focused on global infrastructure projects with P3 models from both a management and strategic perspective. Alex’s MSc dissertation researched virtual communications implications on leadership within project management.

 

Hay Go
project COORDINATOR

Hay recently received a MSc in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Amsterdam, focusing on topics such as Climate Proof Development of Cities, Transforming Urban Mobility Systems and Experimental Urban Policy Design. His Master’s Thesis explored the idea of Walkability in Underground Pedestrian Systems and Elevated Pedways in Hong Kong. His unique background, having lived in Asia, North America and Europe all bring culturally diverse perspectives to his work.

Iryna Amoroso
Executive Assistant

Iryna Amoroso is an executive assistant that has extensive experience providing project coordination and administrative support for major capital projects. In this capacity, Iryna has worked on a range of multi-million dollar projects including several procured as public-private partnerships.

Mark Mulvihill
Senior Consultant

Mark is an executive level infrastructure professional with over 30 years of Canadian, North American and International experience.  He has been at the forefront of developing and delivering some of the largest infrastructure programs in the world while championing the use of innovative delivery methods such as Design-Build, DBF and P3 Projects.   Most a recently Mark has assembled and led teams that have secured Vancouver’s $1.4 Billion Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project and Vancouver’s $2.8 Billion Broadway Skytrain Extension Project.  As a Strategic Advisor Mark helps our clients plan and develop their projects so that they successfully come to market and then supports them in overseeing effective delivery in cooperation with the private sector.