Cheryl Nelms, P.Eng, Ph.D
Deputy General Manager
City of Vancouver
Shortlisted 2016 WIN Outstanding Leader award nominee, 2015 WIN Awards judge
Cheryl is an experienced public sector leader and professional engineer with over 15 years’ experience and a proven track record in project and financial management, leading strategic transformation initiatives, complex labour relations and delivery teams for major infrastructure projects. She is currently the Deputy General Manager in Engineering Services at the City of Vancouver, providing leadership in a department of 1,900 employees and over 50% of the City’s capital spend. In her role, Cheryl provides oversight and direction to all aspects of infrastructure projects and quality management. Prior to joining the city of Vancouver, Cheryl held a number of senior executive roles within the Federal departments of Public Works Government Services Canada (PWGSC) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Cheryl is actively involved in the community on Board of Directors and Special Committees with organizations promoting women in infrastructure, the integration of new Canadians and refugees, and professional development of the federal infrastructure community. She is also one of the founding members of the BC Women’s Infrastructure Network. She has a PhD in Civil engineering (Project Management).