Corporate Structure


Board of Directors

Moreen Miller

Moreen Miller

Chair of the Board

Ms. Miller's career spans over 30 years in various roles within the mining, aggregates and construction industry. She has served on several commissions and boards and is currently a member of the Muskoka Algonquin Health Care Board of Directors. Ms. Miller has an academic background in geology and landscape architecture. She has worked in Canada and internationally on construction, land rehabilitation initiatives, community affairs and sustainable development.

Derrick Cheung

Derrick Cheung

President and Chief Executive Officer, and Director

Mr. Cheung is a seasoned executive who has extensive business experience, with expertise in infrastructure, defence and energy industries. He has demonstrated proficiency in maximizing productivity and championing operational excellence. Prior to his appointment as DCC's President and CEO, Mr. Cheung held high-level positions with multinational companies in various industries, including defence (infrastructure, equipment, materiel, environment and real property), transportation (air, rail, marine and public transportation), infrastructure (roads, bridges, and public works), real estate, and energy industries. Mr. Cheung holds a Master of Laws (International Business), a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Arts (Leading Innovation and Change), as well as numerous industry certifications.

Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson

Director

Mr. Anderson currently serves as the Deputy Mayor for the town of Shelburne, Ontario, and has over 15 years' experience as a senior litigation lawyer with the Toronto Transit Commission. He has served on numerous boards and committees, including the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario, Prologue to the Performing Arts, and the Community Care Access Centre-Brampton. Mr. Anderson has extensive experience in municipal politics, including overseeing initiatives related to accessibility. He graduated from the University of Windsor with an Honours Degree in Criminology and earned his law degree from the University of Ottawa.

Stephen Burbridge

Stephen Burbridge

Director

Mr. Burbridge is a professional engineer, with 25 years of operations and engineering experience. He is the Director of Marine Services for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Mr. Burbridge is a retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Master of Engineering (Geodesy and Geomatics) from the University of New Brunswick. His work in the municipal, federal and aviation sectors has given him extensive knowledge of asset lifecycle management, project management and development

Cynthia Ene

Cynthia Ene

Director

A professional engineer, Ms. Ene has experience in managing large infrastructure projects in Canada's North. She is currently the managing director of illu inc., a Nunavut-based firm in the services industry. In her role, she has been pivotal in the company's expansion into the field of research and development, particularly in renewable energy solutions. She has specialized experience in Northern infrastructure projects that strengthen Canadian communities, including developing strategic financial plans. Ms. Ene holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Claude Lloyd

Claude Lloyd

Director

Mr. Lloyd is President of SEE Sustainability Ltd with over 25 years teaching experience. He is a part-time professor instructing in the areas of ethics and environmental engineering. Mr. Lloyd has also served on numerous boards and committees, including the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation. He has extensive experience overseeing the management of housing, land and infrastructure assets supporting charities, and non-governmental and public organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Mechanical Engineering Technologist Diploma from Humber College.

Angus Watt

Angus Watt

Director

A retired Royal Canadian Air Force lieutenant-general, Mr. Watt most recently served as CEO of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, responsible for passenger security screening at 89 Canadian airports. A graduate of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean, he holds a Master in Public Administration from Auburn University and an MBA from the University of Ottawa. Mr. Watt has extensive leadership experience and held several command appointments, both domestic and international, including Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force (Chief of the Air Staff).


Executive Team

Derrick Cheung

Derrick Cheung, LL.M, MBA, MA

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Cheung is a seasoned executive who has extensive business experience, with expertise in infrastructure, defence and energy industries. He has demonstrated proficiency in maximizing productivity and championing operational excellence. Prior to his appointment as DCC's President and CEO, Mr. Cheung held high-level positions with multinational companies in various industries, including defence (infrastructure, equipment, materiel, environment and real property), transportation (air, rail, marine and public transportation), infrastructure (roads, bridges, and public works), real estate, and energy industries. Mr. Cheung holds a Master of Laws (International Business), a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Arts (Leading Innovation and Change), as well as numerous industry certifications.

Karl Mc Quillan

Karl McQuillan, P.Eng

Vice-President, Operations—Service Delivery

Mr. McQuillan joined DCC in June 2018 following a 36-year career with the Canadian Armed Forces, including positions with the British Army and the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, and at the NATO Joint Force Headquarters in the Netherlands. A graduate of the Royal Military College in civil engineering, he subsequently earned a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. With his extensive experience in defence infrastructure and environment in Canada and abroad, Mr. McQuillan attained the position of Canada's Chief Military Engineer and Chief of Staff (Infrastructure and Environment). He retired from the military at the rank of Major-General.

Melinda Nycholat

Mélinda Nycholat, P. Eng.

Vice-President, Operations—Procurement

Site Office. Since then, she has served the Corporation in various capacities and locations across the country. She served as Director, Contract Services prior to her promotion to VP, Operations. She holds a bachelor of civil engineering from the Université Laval. She sits on the board of directors of the Canadian Public Procurement Council, is an owner representative on the Canadian Construction Documents Committee, sits on the Steering Committee of the Institute for BIM in Canada, and is also a member of the Treasury Board Advisory Committee for Construction Contracts.

Ross Welsman

Ross Welsman, P.Eng.

Vice-President, Operations—Business Management

Mr. Welsman holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree and a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Following 15 years in the private sector in the heavy civil contracting and environmental remediation industries, Mr. Welsman joined DCC as the Area Engineer for the Atlantic Region. He was appointed Regional Director of the Atlantic Region in 2006 and subsequently transferred to Ottawa in July 2011 as the Regional Director for the National Capital Region. Mr. Welsman was promoted to VP, Operations—Business Management in November 2015 and currently sits on the board of Canadian Construction Innovations.

Juliet Woodfield

Juliet Woodfield, FCPA, FCA

Vice-President, Finance & Human Resources and Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Woodfield joined DCC's Executive Management Team in September 2016. She brings more than 20 years of public and private sector experience, and was most recently the Vice-President, Corporate Services and CFO at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. She has worked with a variety of government organizations and has also served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program in Brussels, Belgium. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Ontario Fellow and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.


Director Team

Dave Burley

Dave Burley, GSC

National Director, Contract Management and Real Property Management Services

Mr. Burley joined DCC in 2002 as a Contract Coordinator at CFB Kingston, Ontario. In 2004, he was promoted to Manager, Site Operations, subsequently followed by positions as Area Manager and Manager, Construction Services for the Ontario Region. In 2012, Mr. Burley transferred to Ottawa where he was appointed as National Director for Contract Management and Real Property Management Services. He is currently a member of the federal prompt payment working group to improve payment practices throughout the construction industry, and an owner representative on the Canadian Construction Document Committee. Mr. Burley is a Civil Engineering Technologist and holds a Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Certified designation.

Nicolas Forget

Nicolas Forget, M. Sc.

Regional Director, Quebec

Mr. Forget, who holds a Master of Science degree from the Université de Montréal, joined DCC in 2001 as Coordinator, Environmental Services, Quebec Regional Office. Three years later, he moved to Ottawa and played a key role on the DEW Line Clean-Up project. With UXO Technician Level 1 certification, Mr. Forget was also instrumental in developing DCC's UXO Practice Area. He returned to the Quebec Region in 2008, subsequently serving as Operations Manager (Quebec Operational Group) and Regional Service Line Leader, Project and Program Management Services and Real Property Management Services. Mr. Forget was appointed Regional Director, Quebec Region, in 2017.

Charles Fuller

Charles Fuller, B.A.Sc., PMP

National Director, Project and Program Management Services

Mr. Fuller joined DCC in 2008 as a program support officer in Ottawa. He was promoted a year later to Team Leader, Program Management in support of Canadian Army infrastructure. In 2017, he assumed the role of site manager for the Ottawa Site, followed by an appointment as Regional Service Line Leader for Project and Program Management Services for the National Capital Region. Mr. Fuller was a member of the Canadian Army Reserve as an infantry soldier for 17 years and holds a degree in Industrial Systems Engineering from the University of Regina and a Project Management Professional certificate. He was promoted to National Director, Project and Program Management Services in 2020.

John Graham

John Graham, P.Eng., PMP

Regional Director, Ontario

Following graduation in 1988 from Lakehead University with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree, Mr. Graham joined DCC as a Junior Engineer in the Kingston office. Since that time, he has worked in numerous positions and sites including Project Engineer in Petawawa and Trenton, and Construction Manager on the DEW Line Clean-up project in Tuktoyaktuk NT. In 1998, he attained his designation as Project Management Professional and the following year became the Area Engineer for Ontario Region. In 2008, Mr. Graham assumed the role of Manager, Business Operations Ontario and was appointed as the Regional Director, Ontario Region in 2009.

Alison Lawford

Alison Lawford, LL.B., LL.M.

Director, Governance and Legal Affairs, and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Lawford joined DCC in the summer of 2008 after having worked a number of years at Export Development Canada as the Compliance Officer and as part of the Corporate Secretariat. She is a lawyer and also has a Master of laws degree from the University of Ottawa. At DCC, Ms. Lawford is responsible for all Corporate Secretariat matters including corporate governance and legal affairs.

Elizabeth Mah

Elizabeth Mah, P.Eng., GSC, PMP

Regional Director, National Capital

Ms. Mah joined DCC in 1998 following her graduation from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering). Subsequent to roles at both DCC Edmonton and Esquimalt site offices, she transferred to Ottawa in 2011. Ms. Mah was promoted to Regional Director for the National Capital Region in November 2015. She is currently a board member of the Real Property Institute of Canada and sits on the steering committee for the Women's Infrastructure Network (Ottawa Chapter). She holds a Project Management Professional certificate and a Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Certified designation.

Kimberly Morgan

Kimberly Morgan, CHRL

Director, Human Resources

Ms. Morgan joined DCC in 2011 following a 25-year career in the private sector in the financial services, healthcare and professional services industries. Prior to taking on the role of Director, Human Resources in 2020, she worked as advisor and manager of compensation and benefits. Ms. Morgan earned her certificate in Human Resources Management from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario and holds a Certified Human Resources Leader designation from the Human Resources Professionals Association.

Kevin Petit Frere

Kevin P. Petit-Frère, CPA, CA

Director, Finance

Following 10 years' experience in finance including audit, financial reporting and financial advisory, Mr. Petit-Frère joined DCC in January 2020. He has a strong knowledge of Canadian and international accounting standards and experience researching and dealing with complex accounting issues. Mr. Petit-Frère holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in accounting from Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa and is a Chartered Professional Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. He is a part-time accounting and business professor with the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.

Melanie Pouliot

Mélanie Pouliot, P. Eng.

National Director, Contract Services

Ms. Pouliot began her career in the private sector as an engineer. She joined DCC in 2007 as a Contract Coordinator for the National Capital Region in Ottawa. In 2009, she was promoted to Team Leader, Contract Services where she led a team responsible for procurement plans for DND's capital infrastructure program. Ms. Pouliot subsequently transferred to Head Office as Technical Specialist, Procurement where she was focussed in delivering public-private partnerships. She was promoted to National Director, Contract Services in 2017. Ms. Pouliot holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Science, Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa and is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario.

Stephanie Ryan

Stephanie Ryan, B.A. (Hons), ABC

Director, Communications

Following a 12-year private sector career in marketing communications, Ms. Ryan joined DCC in 2002. Prior to DCC, she spent three years with a national magazine publishing firm and nine years with a life sciences business. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Ottawa, the designation of Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) and is an accredited TESL Ontario Language Instructor.

Grant Sayers

Grant Sayers, C.E.T.

Regional Director, Western

Mr. Sayers joined DCC in 2003 as a Contract Coordinator at CFB Suffield, Alberta. In 2008, Mr. Sayers moved to Comox as the Operations Manager where he was responsible for growing a team to accommodate growth in capital programs. Subsequently in 2011, he was transferred to the Western Regional Office in Edmonton in a dual role as Regional Service Line Manager for real property as well as Operations Manager responsible for service delivery to the Land Forces Western Area Engineering branch. Mr. Sayers was promoted to the role of Regional Director, Quebec Region in 2012 and subsequently transferred to the Western Region in 2017 where he assumed the role of Regional Director. He is a Certified Engineering Technologist with a mechanical background.

George Theoharopoulos

George Theoharopoulos, P. Eng.

Regional Director, Atlantic

Since joining DCC in 2004, Mr. Theoharopoulos has held a variety of positions including Manager, Environmental Services and Manager, Business Operations in the Atlantic Region. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. Following graduation, he worked for more than 14 years in both the public and private sectors including the oil and gas sector in Alberta and the environmental and real property sectors throughout Canada and the United States. Mr. Theoharopoulos was promoted to the position of Regional Director for the Atlantic Region in 2011.

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