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ACEC-BC announces new president and CEO

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Caroline Andrewes has joined the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of B.C. (ACEC-BC) as the new president and CEO. She assumed the role in January, 2019.

“We are very pleased to have a person with Caroline’s background and abilities take on the leadership of our organization”, said Kevin Savage, chair of the ACEC-BC board of directors.

“Caroline is a professional engineer with 20-years of experience in multi-national, high-tech companies. Most recently, Caroline served as the president for Engineers and Geoscientists B.C., and is up to speed on many of the issues our association is facing.”

In addition to being a professional engineer, Andrewes is also a chartered professional accountant. Andrewes is an effective communicator who builds strong relationships with stakeholders, peers, and leaders. Her experience leading teams, formulating strategic plans and developing business processes are valuable skills that she brings to the association.

Andrewes takes over from Keith Sashaw, former president of ACEC-BC, who retired at the end of 2018.

Sashaw served in the B.C. construction industry in various association capacities for more than 30 years. Prior to joining ACEC-BC in 2012, he served at the helm of the VRCA for 12 years. He also held senior positions with the Electrical Contractors Association of BC and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC.

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