Lisa Mitchell, Director, P3 Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Lisa is a Director in the Strategy and Organizational Development unit. She is responsible for the Corporation’s public relations, market research and strategic planning.  In this capacity, she leads a team dedicated to monitoring market growth and trends in Canada and internationally, developing strong stakeholder relations, and promoting the value of the P3 model. She also manages the communications unit and acts as media spokesperson. She possesses a deep understanding of the federal policy environment, having worked on Parliament Hill as well as for a Cabinet Minister in a variety of portfolios, including the Canadian International Development Agency, Canadian Heritage and Intergovernmental Affairs. 

Gordon Willcocks, Partner, McCarthy Tetrauit, LLP, Toronto, Ont. 

Gordon Willcocks is a partner in our Projects Group in Toronto and his practice focusses on complex infrastructure and development work representing both the public (government and institutional) and private sectors.  Mr. Willcocks is particularly active in the areas of public-private partnerships, procurement and construction, and in the acquisition, joint venture and development of major commercial, institutional and residential projects.

Cheryl Nelms, PEng, PhD

Cheryl Nelms is a P.Eng and holder of a Ph.D. degree from UBC in Civil Engineering. She is currently the Director of the Project and Quality Management in the Department of Engineering at the City of Vancouver. Cheryl has extensive experience advising public agencies at an executive level on managing complex infrastructure projects, project finance and developing new partnership structures for the delivery of large infrastructure projects and national procurements. Her experience in engineering and project management has led to invitations to speak at international conferences, teach at the university level and participate in national committees. Cheryl’s interest in supporting skilled immigrants integrate into the Canadian workplace led to her involvement with MOSAIC.