NCHCA – New Executive Director

As part of the National Capital Heavy Construction Association’s (NCHCA) continued growth in the Heavy Civil Construction Industry in Eastern Ontario, it became clear to the Association that a full time Executive Director is needed to meet the demands of its members, to continue to grow stronger ties with the City of Ottawa and other local municipalities, all while developing stronger connections with both provincial and federal governments, and other common industry associations.

After a thorough search the National Capital Heavy Construction Association is very pleased to announce that Kathryn Sutherland, P.Eng., LLB, will be joining the NCHCA team as Executive Director commencing November 15, 2017.

Kathryn will be the main point of contact for NCHCA. She will work to support the members and enhance relationships with local city and municipal governments, the Governments of Ontario and Canada, partner associations and the media. Kathryn will be responsible for managing all day-to-day operations of the Association.

Kathryn is a civil engineer and a lawyer, and a long-time resident of Ottawa. Kathryn began her career working for Beaver Construction Limited and Oliver Manguine McCalla & Associates. Most recently, Kathryn was employed by Engineers Canada as Vice-President, Governance & International Affairs. Prior to that, she provided legal advice to clients across Ontario, primarily engineers and construction companies.

Kathryn is an active volunteer with Professional Engineers Ontario, where she has served as Chair of the Registration Committee and the Fees Mediation Committee. She is also a Warden of the Iron Ring and is a recipient of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Volunteer Service Award. In 2016, Kathryn testified before the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce on barriers to internal trade.

Please join me in welcoming Kathryn to NCHCA.
Kathryn can be reached at:
Phone:                   613.276.8921

As a result of this great addition to the Association, other organizational changes were required. Effective November 6, 2017, Dale Harley will no longer be representing the NCHCA. Dale has been a great asset to the association, during his tenure as Executive Advisor, and has expanded our influence and growth as an Association. His dedication and commitment to our Association will be greatly missed. We wish Dale the best in all of his future endeavors.
The Association is very excited about the future and is looking forward to continuing to expand its role as a leading Heavy Civil Construction Association.