Jim is an international executive with over 43 years consulting engineering and project management experience in Canada, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He has worked in more than 15 countries and lived extensively overseas, most recently in Abu Dhabi, UAE between 2003 and 2010.
He holds a B.A.Sc. Degree from the University of Toronto and an M.S.C.E Degree from Purdue University. During his career, Jim has held a number of leadership positions including Partner and Director, Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited, President and CEO, Cansult Limited, President and CEO Cansult Maunsell Limited (AECOM Middle East) and board member Interhealth Canada Limited, Millstead Developments Inc. Resource Sciences Arabia Limited and Chairman, Canada Arab Business Council.
As Chief Executive of Cansult Limited and AECOM Middle East, he oversaw the design and/or project management of a wide range of building and infrastructure projects including hospitals and medical clinics throughout the Middle East.
Jim currently serves as Strategic Advisor for the Gulf Region to TORY’S LLP of Toronto, on the Advisory Board of Crystal Fountains Inc., Concord, Ontario, the Innovation Advisory Board of George Brown College, and the Board of Lake of Bays Association.