Ian Ponsford

TITLE:  Project Director
OFFICE:  Vancouver, British Columbia


Ian is a senior project leader with over 10 years of experience executing complex, high-profile projects, locally and internationally. Most recently, Ian has overseen Hemmera’s portfolio of service offerings in support of a major marine-based infrastructure project. Directly accountable for multi-million-dollar budgets, he has provided leadership to environmental science, engineering, First Nation consultation and communications teams; in total over 75 professionals and 40 contributing subconsultants undertaking over 200,000 professional service hours. Through the course of the work, Ian has built a broad skill set that includes project management and controls, talent resourcing, contract management, legal, communications, and client relations. Ian excels at bridging organizational gaps and building the relationships necessary to execute on a project’s vision.

Prior to Hemmera, Ian obtained permits and authorizations for Vancouver 2010 venues, then supported execution of the Games’ environmental and sustainability program. After the Vancouver Games, he consulted for the International Olympic Committee and Sochi 2014, and has contributed to other environment-focused projects with FIFA and the Pan Am Games.

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