As Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets and Chief Strategy Officer, Jody oversees strategic strategic planning for EllisDon. She works directly 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 prepares EllisDon’s annual strategic planning report and works with all operational divisions to monitor progress with respect to short and long term objectives. Jody is responsible for leading EllisDon’s International Division, overseeing all commercial and operational functions in the Middle East and South America. Jody works directly on the development of strategies for further geographic and sectoral expansion of the EllisDon Group. Jody’s role also encompasses oversight of the Sustainability team, with a view to making EllisDon the most environmentally responsible construction services company in Canada. 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 project team for AFP/P3 bids and has been instrumental in achieving commercial and financial close on numerous successful projects valued at nearly $6 billion. Jody is a co-founder of the Construction Sector In-house Counsel Forum and was a recipient of the Canadian General Counsel Association’s award for “Tomorrow’s Leader”.