As an employee-owned company, we’re passionate about every project.
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
"The most rewarding part of my position is seeing individuals come together as a team. It's exciting to see the team's combined capability exceed the sum of each individual's strength. That's genuine synergy."
Grant was named President and Chief Executive Officer of GGL as of May 18, 2012 and became a Trustee in August, 2012. Grant began his career as a labourer and carpenter before obtaining a civil engineering degree. Joining Graham in 1990, Grant advanced steadily by taking on a number of different roles and increasing responsibilities ranging from Senior Project Manager, Construction Manager and District Manager to Divisional Vice-President. In these roles, he successfully completed projects across Canada in civil, industrial, multi unit, institutional and social infrastructure markets. Grant’s strong and compelling leadership, strategic thinking, attention to detail and natural gift of problem-solving combined with his extensive knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the construction industry will contribute to the success and continued growth of the Trust.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
"Our teams have the expertise to plan, design, build, maintain and finance infrastructure and major facilities. Our people take responsibility so that our clients receive a reliable solution."
Tim Heavenor has been Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer since December 2014. He has been Senior Vice-President, Development and Strategic Investing since July, 2013 and President of Graham subsidiary, Gracorp Capital Advisors Ltd., since 2007. Tim contributes nearly 30 years of experience in major project development, team building, strategic planning, private equity, business development and corporate finance. Tim is also a founding Director of the Connor Clark & Lunn GVest Traditional Infrastructure LP and the GVest Private Equity LP. Gracorp-managed funds have attracted investment commitments from over 300 employees of Graham as well as Canadian institutional asset management firms. Previously, Tim was one of three executives that led Manvest Inc., a private investment company, to top-quartile returns over a 10-year period. In that capacity, Tim served on numerous private company boards, including roles as chair, and on audit and compensation committees. Tim also has investment and commercial banking experience.
CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
"My commitment is to help the great people at Graham have every opportunity to raise their own game, and encourage each team member to find ways to improve the level of play of everyone around them."
Since September, 2013 Jeff has been Graham’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer. Jeff was Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Talent Officer for Balfour Beatty Construction in Dallas, Texas from 2008 to 2013 and was Vice President of Global Talent Management for the Hess Corporation, where he was responsible for succession planning, performance management, talent assessment, management development and training activities. Previously, he was the Director of Organization and Management Development for PepsiCo. In this role he was responsible for a broad range of talent management programs and initiatives, including significant work to refocus managers on people-development activities and on restructuring the Pepsi “employment deal”. Jeff has consulted to major corporations including Texas Instruments, Bank One, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, American Express, Boeing and Ford, focusing on selection and staffing solutions, executive assessment and development, assessment centres and competency modeling. He received his Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology at the University of Memphis in 1987 and is the author of two books and numerous book chapters and articles, including work appearing in the Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BUILDINGS
"At Graham, our employees, clients and subcontractors are all part of our team. When you put together talented people who have lofty but common goals, you’re bound to be successful."
Senior Vice President, Buildings, since October 2017, Colin brings over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Colin’s career began as a surveyor and site engineer on municipal and land development projects for a consultant engineering firm. A strong interest in the construction of large-scale building projects drew him to this aspect of the industry upon completion of his engineering degree. Colin spent the first 15 years after graduation in various project roles including Field Supervision, Project Management and Estimating on numerous retail, hospitality, office, multi-family, and institutional projects across Canada. Over the last 15 years, Colin has progressed through the various levels of Operations Management and has been responsible for the successful delivery of approximately $600 million of construction services annually in Alberta, British Columbia and select areas of the United States.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INDUSTRIAL
"We prioritize the health and safety of our people and the protection of the environment to deliver projects in the safest, most responsible manner."
Cecil began his career with Graham over 22 years ago. Throughout his tenure he has held progressively increasing roles, beginning as a Civil Engineer and then advancing to the management of large capital projects, until his most recent position as Vice President of Graham’s Energy and Environment stream. Cecil holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and has completed executive training from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Cecil’s influential leadership and market expertise contribute to the growth and diversification of Graham’s Industrial division. Cecil also provides leadership to Graham's Indigenous Relations Area of Expertise, aimed at developing processes and procedures for engaging with our Indigenous partners.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS
"A career with Graham offers the opportunity to realize and even exceed our personal and professional goals, while contributing to the community in which we live."
Recently appointed Senior Vice President Special Projects, John is a long-term employee who joined Graham as a Project Engineer in 1981, and has over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry. John progressed from project management at Graham to senior roles in regional management and divisional management and now oversees special project inititatives.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INFRASTRUCTURE
"Construction is all about people, at Graham there are great opportunities for people to develop and maximize to their full potential in a construction company that they truly can have ownership in."
Andy joined Graham in May 2015 and is responsible for building and leading all civil and infrastructure operations. An internationally experienced civil engineer with 30 years experience in project management and the management of contracting businesses over three continents, Andy has a proven track record in overseeing the delivery of projects to time, quality and budget for key strategic clients under a variety of forms of contract and delivery models. He has been the catalyst behind major infrastructure business expansions, restructurings, acquisitions, and integrations. His international experience along with his operational expertise, make Andy a welcome addition to Graham's Senior Leadership team.
VP Construction Major Buildings, Calgary
VP Construction Buildings, West
VP Operations Buildings U.S. Minneapolis
VP Construction Buildings, Prairies
VP Construction Industrial Civil, Saskatoon
VP Construction Industrial, Mechanical/Electrical, Edmonton
VP Preconstruction Services
VP Construction Major Infrastructure
Areas of Expertise
VP Equipment, Shops and Yards
VP Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
VP Human Resources
VP Corporate Development
VP Infrastructure Finance
VP Supply Chain
ONTARIO, CANADA, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mr. Sutherland was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees effective May 20, 2015 and a trustee the Board since September 2011. David was the former President and CEO of IPSCO Inc. from 2002 to 2007, a Regina-based steel and pipe company acquired by SSAB. He joined the company in 1977 and became CEO in 2002, retiring in 2007 after 20 years with IPSCO. He is currently Chairman of United States Steel Corporation, a Director of GATX Corporation and Imperial Oil Limited, and is a past member of the Board of Governors of the University of Saskatchewan.
ALBERTA, CANADA, TRUSTEE, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
With over 35 years of experience in the general contracting business, Mr. Beck has successfully completed projects across Canada in civil, industrial, multi-unit, institutional and social infrastructure. Grant joined Graham in 1990 and was appointed as a Director and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Graham Group Ltd. effective May 18, 2012. Grant has been a trustee on the Board since June 2012.
ONTARIO, CANADA, TRUSTEE
From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Sharpe was President and CEO of Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, one of Canada’s largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. Peter had held senior executive positions with Cadillac Fairview since 1984. He served as Global Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, Peter was the recipient of the Building Owners and Managers Association Canada (BOMA) Chairman’s Awards and recently received a Lifetime Achievement award from NAIOP. Peter serves on several Boards including Postmedia Network Canada Corp., First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc., Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliarios S.A., Brazil, Allied Properties REIT and Morguard Corporation. Peter became a trustee of Graham in September 2011.
ALBERTA, CANADA, TRUSTEE
Mr. Freeman is the former Managing Director of Northern Plains Capital, where he was responsible for sourcing investments and investors, driving strategy, value creation and eventual exits for investments and corporate governance. Previously CFO of Flint Energy Services, Terry managed the financial and administrative operations of the company, including acting as Corporate Secretary. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Corrosion and Abrasion Solutions Ltd., a corrosion prevention services company. Terry has also served on the Board of Directors of numerous public and privately held companies. He joined the Board at Graham in April 2014.
ALBERTA, CANADA, TRUSTEE
Mr. O’Connor is the President of Timber Ridge Capital Ltd., a private holding and investment company. He is a former Partner at the law firm of Bennett Jones, a national law firm, the former Chairman of the Board of Flint Energy Services Ltd., a public oilfield service company, the former President and CEO of Merak Projects Ltd., an international software company. He has also co-founded and served in various capacities with companies in the oil and gas, financing, real estate and technology industries. Mr. O’Connor is also active in the community and currently serves on the Board of Governors of Hull Services and on various committees with the Calgary Stampede including having served as the Co-chair of the Centennial Committee celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. Stuart joined the Board at Graham in July, 2015.
Alberta, Canada, Trustee
Mr. Senger served as Senior Vice President of the Graham Industrial Division and a member of the Executive Committee between July 2012 and December 2017, when he retired. He joined Graham in 1982 and progressively advanced from junior project manager/estimator, senior project manager, branch manager, Division Vice President and then Senior Vice President. As SVP of the Industrial Division as well as the Corporate Asset Management and Labour Relations expertise groups, Mr. Senger was responsible for aspects of their business activities from project procurement through to project execution and client relations. Mike joined the Board at Graham in January 2018.
Mr. Graham began his construction career with Graham in 1962 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and has worked for over 50 years for Graham Construction companies. He held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Graham Construction Ltd. from 1967 to 1985. In 1985, he became the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Graham Group Ltd., through 2005. He has been a Trustee of Graham Income Trust since November 2005, and Chairman Emeritus since 2015. He is also on several Boards of Directors including Highwood Distillers Ltd., Atlas Concrete Inc. and Gramor Investments Inc. Mr. Graham holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.