As Chief Strategy Officer, Jody oversees strategic planning for EllisDon. She works in collaboration with EllisDon’s senior management and Board of Directors to forecast areas of growth and to develop execution plans. Working directly with the CEO, Jody guides the development of EllisDon’s annual strategic planning report and works with all operational divisions to monitor progress with respect to short and long term objectives.
As Senior Vice President of Services, Jody is responsible for all of EllisDon’s Services divisions including Facilities Services, Energy & Digital Services, Project Management, Furniture Equipment & Design and Sustainable Building Solutions. Jody’s teams are responsible for delivering EllisDon’s “Cradle to Grave” strategy, providing solutions to EllisDon’s clients at all stages of a project’s lifecycle and complementing our core construction business.
EllisDon’s Facilities Services (EDFS) division is one of Canada’s largest operators of PPP infrastructure, including some of Canada’s most technologically advanced healthcare and judicial facilities. EDFS will also be a co-operator of 3 of Canada’s new light rail transit systems, including the Ottawa, Eglinton and Edmonton LRTs.
Jody is also responsible for overseeing EllisDon’s Energy & Digital Services (EDS) division which is focused on creating smart and connected infrastructure. Comprised of network architects and systems integrators, the EDS team has quickly become a leader in Smart City technology. With the intent of making EllisDon Canada’s most technologically advanced builder, the EDS team works collaboratively with owners, developers, builders and operators to design, build, integrate and maintain intelligent infrastructure.
EllisDon’s Project Management division provides project and program management services to clients to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery. Jody is responsible for overseeing all commercial and operational functions of this team across Canada and internationally, including EllisDon’s long-standing business in the Middle East.
Leadership in sustainable building solutions is also part of Jody’s mandate. Through our dedicated team of sustainability professionals, EllisDon is delivering building solutions that are environmentally responsible, energy efficient and provide valuable returns for our clients.
Jody joined EllisDon in 2007 and was subsequently promoted to the role of Senior Vice President and General Counsel to the EllisDon group of companies and was responsible for all of the legal aspects of EllisDon’s business, particularly in relation to the development of projects in the Alternative Financing and Procurement/Public- Private Partnerships (“AFP/P3”) market. She has been a key member of the EllisDon AFP/P3 team and has been instrumental in achieving commercial and financial close on numerous successful projects valued at over $9 billion.