Congratulations to the following six Outstanding Leader shortlisted nominees for the 2017 WIN Awards Program:
Brief bios of these phenomenal women are presented below:
Lisa Bate is a thought leader in high-performance design in architecture and infrastructure with a vast portfolio of global work including Mohawk College’s Net Zero Carbon Centre for Partnership and Innovation (Hamilton), Columbia Wuxi Hospital (China), Bell Canada Campus Phase 3 (Mississauga), Ottawa Convention Centre Redevelopment, Markham Stouffville Hospital Redevelopment, Carlisle Bay Master Plan (Barbados), 18 sports venues for the TO2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
A global ambassador for sustainable design, Lisa is Treasurer of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) Board of Directors, and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. She has design and project management experience across Canada, China, the USA, Caribbean, and India. Lisa is a Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canada Green Building Council, Past President of the Ontario Association of Architects in Canada, Past Member of the Mainland China Urban Land Institute’s Shanghai Management Committee, and was B+H’s representative to the United Nations Environmental Protection – Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI). From 2012 to 2015, Lisa was based in Shanghai as B+H’s Managing Principal, China and EVP, Asia. Today, she is based in Toronto as Regional Managing Principal of North America overseeing our Canadian and American offices.
Jane is a Senior Business Advisor at the law firm Bennett Jones LLP providing advice to private and public sector clients on matters related to the development and execution of infrastructure projects. Jane has been directly involved with significant projects for 20 years, including the Canada Line, the Waneta hydroelectric generating station and Canada House in London, U.K. Since June 2016 Jane has been the Chair of the Core Area Wastewater Treatment Project Board in Victoria, responsible for a large wastewater treatment project. She is also a director of Global Container Terminals Inc., a director of Western Forest Products Inc., where she chairs the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee, a director of BC Ferry Services Inc., where she chairs the Safety, Health, Environment and Security Committee and a director of IBI Group Inc. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Marg Latham, President, Aqua Libra Consulting Ltd., is a professional engineer and certified management consultant. Through her business, Marg helps clients improve professional practice, quality management and project delivery. Clients include the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure of BC, City of Vancouver, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, Opus, WSP, Urban Systems, Binnie, Omicron and other consulting engineering firms.
Marg was vice president with consulting engineering firms, UMA and AECOM from 2000 to 2009. Early in her career she managed institutional, residential and infrastructure projects in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. She is one of a very few women in Canada to have been in the role of construction superintendent. She graduated in civil engineering from Queen’s University in 1974 as the only women in her civil engineering class of 45 and one of 7 women to graduate from Queen’s in engineering that year.
In 2001 she was named “Outstanding Woman in Construction”; an award co-presented by Vancouver Regional Construction Association and Canadian Construction Women.
Marg is Vice Chair of the Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre) and actively volunteers her time to increase the number of women in engineering and construction.
Elizabeth Mayer is an industry leader with over 15 years of experience in PPP transactions and financings. She acted as lead counsel for the Province of British Columbia on two of the earliest PPP projects in Canada: the Okanagan Lake Bridge project and Phase 2 of the Kicking Horse Canyon project.
A senior member of DLA Piper (Canada) LLP’s Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Group, Elizabeth has advised on a long list of high-profile infrastructure projects across Canada, including the design, build, finance contract for the Evergreen rapid transit project in British Columbia as well as the$4.25 billion Champlain Bridge replacement project in Montreal. She also led teams in closing the Surrey Pre-Trial Services Centre project in British Columbia and the Billy Bishop Island Airport Pedestrian Tunnel project in Toronto. Elizabeth has considerable expertise in tendering and other procurement matters, advising both public and private sector clients on procurement strategy and dispute resolution.
A highly sought-after advisor well known in the PPP legal industry and an active mentor to young lawyers, Elizabeth is recognized by major legal ranking guides including Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Canada, Chambers Global, and The Legal 500 Canada.
Angela Taylor is the Group Head, Buildings at Plenary Group where she is responsible for overseeing the delivery of all Plenary building projects in North America. Angela joined Plenary Group after seven years with Infrastructure Ontario (IO) where she was a member of the senior management team and held a number of progressive positions in Operations, Program Management, Procurement, and most recently, as Senior Vice President, Risk and Program Management. Prior to this, Angela was with Brookfield LePage Johnson Controls for nine years where she was responsible for managing outsourced facility management contracts for a large number of national clients.
Ms. Taylor holds several professional designations including: Project Management Professional; Facilities Management Administrator and Real Property Administrator. In addition, she is currently pursuing her CPA designation and is the co-chair of the Toronto chapter of the Women’s Infrastructure Network.
Vickie is Managing Director and Co-Head Infrastructure Finance at RBC Capital Markets. She joined RBC’s Infrastructure Finance team in 2007 and has been involved in the infrastructure sector since 1998 where her experience has ranged from project finance advisory, debt structuring, loan syndications and corporate debt structuring. She has been a proud member of WIN Toronto since the start and is currently co-chair of the WIN Toronto steering committee.