March 2008 Issue

Engineers Canada Selects New CEO


Chantal Guay, Ing.

Chantal Guay, Ing.

Following an extensive nationwide search, Engineers Canada has selected a new chief executive officer. Chantal Guay, ing., will lead the organization as it advances its work on major national initiatives.

Ms. Guay has over 14 years of municipal and office management experience, including the start-up and growth of an environmental engineering consulting firm, and the planning, development and implementation of a project geared for the redevelopment of Montreal brownfields.

“Ms. Guay’s experience and leadership are an excellent complement to our existing team,” said Ken McMartin, P.Eng., chair of the selection committee. “We look forward to working with her as the organization continues to deliver national programs that ensure the highest standards of engineering education, professional qualifications and professional practice.”

Engineers Canada is the business name of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, which is the national organization of APEGGA and Canada’s 11 other provincial and territorial associations that regulate engineering.

Ms. Guay is fluently bilingual, has a master of environment degree from the Université de Sherbrooke, and has a strong Engineers Canada background. She’s served on the council’s executive, awards and research committees.

She’s also member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, where she’s served on the board of directors and as chair of the of the organization’s enforcement committee.

“I am a strong believer in the practice of sound engineering and giving back to my profession,” said Ms. Guay. “Engineers have significantly contributed to the well-being and wealth of Canadian society, and will be even more important as we face additional issues related to infrastructure renewal and adapting to climate change. Engineers Canada has been a catalyst in bringing these and other issues to the forefront, and will continue to work with all stakeholders to identify the best solutions.”

Ms. Guay replaces Marie Lemay, P.Eng., ing., who has accepted the position of CEO of the National Capital Commission in Ottawa.