About IAM Canada
Welcome to the Canadian Chapter of the Institute of Asset Management. The Chapter was founded in 2017 and currently counts over 300 members. We have Branches in Vancouver, Calgary, Windsor, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal/Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces. We have a strong partnership with the Canadian Network of Asset Managers and jointly promote the advancement and adoption of asset management across Canada.
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IAM Canada's Mission
IAM Canada's mission is to provide asset management practitioners with opportunities to learn, demonstrate competence, share and connect with their industry peers and to benefit from cross-sector cooperation. We proactively seek to collaborate with other Canadian organizations that have an interest in Asset Management with the goals of strengthening and contributing to the global advancement of the discipline.
IAM Canada Contacts
We’re pleased to present the volunteers leading the Canadian Chapter in its development. The Chapter consists of a board with seven members. Feel free to reach out to Executive@Canada.theIAM.org or contact any of the individuals below to find out more about our activities or to get involved.
Bonnie Tam, Chapter Chair
An Executive with a focus on complex transformation programs of budgets $100M+, team size of 200+. She specializes in corporate and enterprise business systems including Asset Management, Finance, Procurement, HR, Communications, Compliance, Legal, Risk, Security, Supply Chain & Warehouse Management. These highly complex Business Transformation projects include Infor, Oracle and SAP ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) implementations. With her extensive management consulting experience across industries, she has a proven success record in various types of roles and possesses excellent communication skills presenting to Executive Management and Board of Directors. Bonnie has the capability to work with business leaders on Process improvement initiatives and simplification of IT landscape with goals for process standardization, efficiency and overall reduction in IT spend. In addition, she builds and leads strong teams recognized by various companies and departments.
Rob Corazzola, Chapter Treasurer
Rob has over 35 years’ experience spanning both the Public Sector and Technology Sales. He was educated and certified as a civil engineer, with 35+ years in leadership roles for both local government and the private sector within software technology firms, all through a passion for asset management.
Boudewijn Neijens, Marketing and Communications
Boudewijn.Neijens@Canada.theIAM.org / +1 604-484-0251
Boudewijn holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Brussels, an MBA from INSEAD in France, and is a Registered Asset Management Professional. He has been involved with high-technology startups for the last 30 years. He is the CMO at Copperleaf, where he works with large asset-intensive corporations worldwide to refine their asset management practices in the areas of Asset Investment Planning and Management, decision support systems and risk-based planning models. Boudewijn was a co-founder of the IAM Canada chapter, was its past Chair, and currently sits on the central Board of Directors of the IAM. He also chairs the Canadian delegations at ISO TC251 (asset management) and IEC TC123 (management of electrotechnical assets).
Bernard Gaudreault, Local Community Development QC
Bernard.Gaudreault@Canada.theIAM.org / +1 418-692-0833
Mr. Gaudreault combines 14 years of experience in the field of asset management. He is a strategic and determined manager, and recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, creativity, communication skills and negotiation. Mr. Gaudreault specializes in the development and implementation of effective asset management strategies. Before founding Planifika, he held several senior positions from 2000 to 2005 for a firm specializing in asset management for municipal assets. He is currently President of Planifika he co-founded in 2005. He subsequently from 2008 to 2013 combined the positions of General Manager and CEO of Regis Côté Group (architecture and consulting), with more than 200 employees and part of the Top 300 most important Quebec Businesses.
James is an experienced infrastructure planner specializing in water, wastewater and stormwater master planning and asset management. James has almost 20 years consulting experience split between the UK and Canada, where he is a partner of GM BluePlan Engineering. In the UK James worked with utilities to model and analyse infrastructure system, particularly water and wastewater, and helped create five year Asset Management Plans for submission to industry regulator, OFWAT in 2004 and 2009. In Ontario, Canada, James helps municipalities with long term infrastructure planning and asset management projects, enabling robust operational and capital planning for his clients. James is a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager (CIWEM) and a member of the IAM (MIAM). James is passionate about the infrastructure industry and volunteers considerable time to industry organizations and events. James has been an IAM member for over ten years and has been a consistent energy since the formation of the IAM Canada chapter. Over the last eighteen months James has led the IAM Canada’s involvement in the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) Asset Management Competence Framework (AMCF) which was publicly released in January 2020. With new funding secured the framework continues to be developed and James has committed to maintain his role on the national steering committee, representing the IAM.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering specializing in Asset Management, both from McMaster University. He is a Senior Consultant with KPMG in the Global Infrastructure Advisory practice focused on supporting organizations in Asset Management and Operations. Eric is a published author of 4 peer-reviewed journal articles and is a frequent conference speaker, sharing best practices in asset management. He supports organizations wherever they lie in their asset management journey to maximize the value their assets provide. His clients span both the private and public sector.
As Senior Manager of the Corporate Asset Management Strategy program, Llewellyn is responsible for ensuring enterprise-wide stewardship of the transportation assets and influencing long-range planning at the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink). He provides leadership and strategic direction on asset management best practices and investment planning efforts to align ongoing sustainability and modernization initiatives while achieving customer service excellence. He is known for building relationships and collaborating with multiple stakeholders to reach consensus and optimize investment decisions for the successful delivery of complex and challenging capital projects. Prior to joining TransLink, Llewellyn has extensive experience in the public and private sectors with large-scale projects and program development and management, including business case writing, risk management, project scheduling and cost estimating. His engineering background has provided him with a structured approach in consistently understanding complex business and operational challenges; while his Master of Business Administration degree, with a specialization in Finance and Strategic Management has assisted him in proactively seeking continuous improvement opportunities for long-range strategic level planning and prioritization of capital investments.
IAM Canada Timeline
January 2015 - chapter founded
February / March 2015 - first local Branch meetings
Q4 2015 - first annual member meeting
September 2016 - incorporation as a Canadian non-profit society
February 2017 - first IAM Quebec Conference
April 2018 - first formal Annual General Meeting
October 2019 - first IAM North American Conference