Brian Yates has been named regional leader for Stantec’s British Columbia team, accountable for the region’s operations, financial performance, and overseeing community engagement activities.
Yates previously held the role of vice president environment and geosciences at SNC-Lavalin. He has more than 26 years of experience in leading large-scale environmental assessments and consultation efforts for a range of energy, ports, mining, and linear infrastructure clients.
He is a recognized leader in the renewable energy industry in British Columbia, and previously supported SNC-Lavalin’s clean power business as key account manager for BC Hydro, where he was responsible for coordinating efforts across several business lines.
“I am excited to be joining Stantec and look forward to supporting our teams throughout British Columbia,” says Yates. “I am looking forward to expanding our business, maintaining and building relationships with clients, and spending time supporting our communities.”
As regional leader, Yates will be taking a more active role in business development, building on his existing relationships and knowledge of communities across British Columbia.
With more than 900 staff in 10 offices located throughout the province, connecting with communities is a key growth driver for Stantec in B.C. The complexity of design needs in the region is mirrored by Stantec’s equally varied practice areas available in British Columbia including buildings, Community Development, Environmental Services, Power, Mining, Oil and Gas, Transportation, and Water.
“Brian is a strong leader and is a welcome addition to Stantec and our British Columbia operations,” says Stantec executive vice president, Russ Wlad. “Brian’s work in the community and his experience in our key business lines will set our teams up for success as they continue to do work that enhances the communities we serve.”