Ian Ponsford

Title: Director, Integrated Projects
Office: Victoria, British Columbia


Ian Ponsford is a project director with over 12 years of experience executing complex, high-profile projects, locally and internationally. He specialises in leading engineering and environmental specialist teams delivering multidisciplinary consulting services to Hemmera’s clients. With experience directly managing budgets up to $30 million and at times teams of over 75 consultants, he has demonstrated strengths in project management and cost controls, talent resourcing, contracting and commercial negotiation, communications and leadership. These skills have been built on a professional foundation as a practitioner in the areas of land-use permitting and authorizations, environmental assessment as well as public process management and Indigenous group consultation. Ian especially brings value to his clients through mannagement innovations; for example he has led unique win-win commercial collaborations with Indigenous groups that have built up his clients’ social licence.