Corporate Structure


Board of Directors

Moreen Miller

Moreen Miller

Chair of the Board

Moreen'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 the Chair of the Muskoka Algonquin Health Care Board of Directors. Moreen 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

Prior to his appointment as DCC’s President and CEO, Derrick has held high-level positions with large publicly-traded, private and public complex organizations. With expertise in the defence (infrastructure, equipment, materiel, environment and real property), transportation (air, rail, marine, road and public transportation), infrastructure (roads, bridges, and public works), real estate and energy industries, he has demonstrated proficiency in realizing strategic outcomes, optimizing performance, maximizing productivity and championing operational excellence. Derrick is a Chartered Director (C.Dir.) and holds master’s degrees in Laws (International Business), Business Administration, and Arts (Leading Innovation and Change). He is also a former Advisory Committee member of the University of Waterloo’s Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics.

Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson

Director

Steve is a senior lawyer with the Toronto Transit Commission with over 17 years of litigation experience. He has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Ontario College of Kinesiologists, Prologue to the Performing Arts, City of Brampton Task Force and the Community Care Access Centre-Brampton. Steve has extensive experience in municipal politics, including serving as the Deputy Mayor for the Town of Shelburne, Ontario, and Regional Councillor for the County of Dufferin, Ontario, from 2018 to 2022. 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

Stephen is the Assistant Deputy Minister – Operations, Transport and Infrastructure with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. He is a professional engineer with 25 years of experience. His work in the municipal, federal and aviation sectors has given him extensive knowledge of asset lifecycle management, project management and development. Stephen is a retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the Royal Military College of Canada, a Master of Engineering (Geodesy and Geomatics) from the University of New Brunswick, as well as a Project Management Professional designation.

Cynthia Ene

Cynthia Ene

Director

A professional engineer, Cynthia 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. Cynthia 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

Claude is President of SEE Sustainability Ltd., with over 25 years of experience in environmental, social and governance practices, in relation to sustainability. He has served on numerous boards and committees, in both the private and public sectors, as well as with Indigenous stakeholders, and has extensive experience overseeing the management of housing, utilities and infrastructure assets. Claude is a part time professor in the areas of sustainability, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, and the environment. 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, Angus 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. Angus 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

Prior to his appointment as DCC’s President and CEO, Derrick has held high-level positions with large publicly-traded, private and public complex organizations. With expertise in the defence (infrastructure, equipment, materiel, environment and real property), transportation (air, rail, marine, road and public transportation), infrastructure (roads, bridges, and public works), real estate and energy industries, he has demonstrated proficiency in realizing strategic outcomes, optimizing performance, maximizing productivity and championing operational excellence. Derrick is a Chartered Director (C.Dir.) and holds master’s degrees in Laws (International Business), Business Administration, and Arts (Leading Innovation and Change). He is also a former Advisory Committee member of the University of Waterloo’s Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics.

Marie-Josée Lacombe

Marie‑Josée Lacombe, CPA

Vice‑President, Finance and Human Resources, and Chief Financial Officer

Marie‑Josée is an accomplished business leader with more than 25 years’ experience with several federal Crown corporations, including 10 years in executive management. She joined DCC in 2022 following her position as Vice‑President, Finance and Infrastructure and Chief Financial Officer for the Canadian Museum of History. Marie‑Josée has also worked at the National Gallery of Canada, holding the position of Chief, Finance for five years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting sciences from the Université du Québec en Outaouais and holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

Karl McQuillan

Karl McQuillan, P.Eng

Vice-President, Operations—Service Delivery

Karl 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, Karl 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.

Grant Sayers

Grant Sayers, C.E.T.

Vice-President, Operations—Business Management

Grant joined DCC in 2003 as a contract coordinator in Suffield, Alberta. He moved to Comox, B.C., in 2008 as Operations Manager and expanded the team to respond to growth in the Client-Partner’s capital programs. In 2011, Grant took on the dual role at the Western Regional Office in Edmonton of Regional Service Line Leader for real property as well as Operations Manager responsible for delivering services to the Land Forces Western Area Engineering Branch. Prior to being promoted to Vice-President in 2022, Grant was regional director of both the Quebec and Western regions. He is a Certified Engineering Technologist with a mechanical background.


Director Team

Dave Burley

Dave Burley, GSC

National Director, Contract Management

Dave 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, Dave transferred to Ottawa where he was appointed as National Director for Contract Management. 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. Dave is a Civil Engineering Technologist and holds a Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Certified designation.

Marcy Burton

Marcy Burton, BSc

Regional Director, Ontario

After graduating from Queen’s University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) degree, Marcy joined DCC’s CFB Borden office as a contract coordinator. Since then, she has held various positions, including Site Manager in Toronto and Kingston, and at the Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. Marcy was appointed Regional Service Line Leader, Construction Services, for Ontario in 2011 and Regional Operations Manager in 2015, and was promoted to the position of Regional Director in 2022. She is a council member of the Lean Construction Institute of Canada.

Charles Fuller

Charles Fuller, B.A.Sc., PMP, PgMP

National Director, Project and Program Management Services

Charles 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. Charles 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. He attained his designations as a Project Management Professional and Program Management Professional. Charles was promoted to National Director, Project and Program Management Services in 2020.

Danny Gruner

Danny Gruner, BSc, MBA

Regional Director, Pacific

Prior to joining DCC’s Wainwright, Alberta, office in 2010, Danny worked in the forestry and oil and gas industries. She moved to Edmonton in 2011 and subsequently became Assistant Regional Business Manager. From 2015 to 2018, Danny filled the dual roles of Regional Service Line Leader, Real Property Management Services, and Manager, Real Property Operations Support. She was appointed to lead DCC’s new Pacific Region in 2022. Danny holds a Bachelor of Science (Agroecology) degree from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alberta.

Alison Lawford

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

Director, Governance and Legal Affairs, and Corporate Secretary

Alison 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, Alison 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

Elizabeth 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. Elizabeth 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

Kimberly 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. Kimberly 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.

Victoria Neary

Victoria Neary, BA

Regional Director, Western

Victoria was promoted to the role of Regional Director, Western Region, in 2022. She joined DCC in 2005 as an environmental project coordinator in Shilo, Manitoba, following a career in environmental consulting. Victoria was promoted to the position of Site Manager in Shilo, and in 2009 moved to Edmonton to assume the role of Assistant Manager, Business Operations, Western Region. She became Regional Operations Manager for Western Region in 2012. Victoria holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Winnipeg.

Marco Palmieri

Marco Palmieri, ing., MBA, PMP

Regional Director, Quebec

Prior to joining DCC as the Regional Director in Quebec, Marco had a 20-year career in the transportation sector managing the engineering and project management requirements for complex infrastructure projects. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree from Concordia University and a Master of Business Administration from Université du Québec à Montréal. A professional engineer, Marco earned his Project Management Professional designation and most recently was responsible for the planning and implementation of a major transportation procurement process.

M Paulhus

Marlies Paulhus, CPA, CGA

Director, Finance

Marlies began her career with DCC in 2007 as an Accountant. She was promoted to Manager, Finance, in 2013 and then Controller in 2020. During her nearly three years in the latter role, Marlies oversaw the preparation of all DCC’s external financial reports and led the accounting operations team. Marlies was appointed Director, Finance, in January 2023. She holds an honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University. She earned her Certified Public Accountant designation in 2002.

Mélanie Pouliot

Mélanie Pouliot, P.Eng.

National Director, Contract Services

Mélanie 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. Mélanie 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. Mélanie 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, Stephanie 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.

Heather Tesselaar

Heather Tesselaar, MBA, P.Eng., PMP

National Director, Real Property Management Services

After 11 years as an engineering officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, Heather joined DCC in 2009. She has since worked across the country—from Gagetown, New Brunswick, to Wainwright, Alberta, as well as at the Atlantic Regional Office and Head Office—and in most DCC service lines. Heather holds a Bachelor of Science (Chemical and Materials Engineering) degree from the Royal Military College, a Master of Business Administration (with Distinction) from Heriot-Watt University, as well as the Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional designations. She was appointed National Director, Real Property Management Services, in 2022.

George Theoharopoulos

George Theoharopoulos, P.Eng.

Regional Director, Atlantic

Since joining DCC in 2004, George 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. George was promoted to the position of Regional Director for the Atlantic Region in 2011.

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