Our leadership Team





Chief Executive Officer
and Senior Partner

Chief Operating Officer and Senior Partner

Chief Financial Officer and Partner of EDI Environmental Consulting Firm

Chief Strategic Initiatives Officer

Bob is our Chief Executive Officer. In his role as CEO, Bob leads EDI, providing vision and strategic leadership in the field of environmental consulting firms to guide the overall direction of the company.

Bob has over 25 years of biological and environmental management experience working in northern and western Canada. With a background in fish and wildlife biology and extensive experience working on most aspects of natural resource development and construction projects, he has significant knowledge with regards to regulatory and project requirements. He has managed numerous projects related to environmental assessments and environmental management planning/permitting and has worked extensively in the oil and gas, mining, renewable energy, and transportation infrastructure industries. Over the past two decades, Bob has developed numerous practical environmental management training courses for environmental professionals and construction team members for environmental consulting firms, having trained over 2,500 people.

Bob has always been committed to making a difference by volunteering for boards, committees, and charities. Since 2014, he has been a northern BC representative (volunteer) for the BC Provincial Government’s Small Business Roundtable. The purpose of the Small Business Roundtable is to champion small business interests to government. In 2016, Bob was invited to volunteer on the Champions Table; a joint initiative established by the BC Assembly of First Nations and Business Council of BC. The Champions Table provides a meeting place for formal ongoing dialogue where leaders come together to explore opportunities, discuss barriers and work jointly to develop a more effective approach to economic development based on reconciliation with First Nations.

Cathy joined EDI in 2006 as a biologist, and quickly became a Project Manager and then Branch Manager. She was invited to join the EDI Board of Directors in 2008 and now manages EDI’s operations. Cathy continues to work as a biologist and is both a Registered Professional Biologist and a Professional Agrologist. She is seen as a leader in the mining and energy sectors. Building teams that exceed the expectations of clients, associates, and regulators environmental consulting firms is what inspires Cathy the most.

Prior to joining environmental consulting firms, Cathy worked as a biologist in the public and private sectors. She graduated with a B.Sc. in Biology from Simon Fraser University in 1997 and worked for the BC Ministry of Environment upon graduation until 2002. While continuing her work in the private sector, Cathy completed her M.Sc. in Natural Resources Science in 2006.

Cathy’s motivation as a business owner is grounded by her passion to further a knowledge-based economy in the north. She has lived in Prince George, BC, since 2003 and has served on the Prince George Chamber of Commerce as a director since 2016.

Alison is EDI’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She guides EDI’s financial strategy, manages corporate risk and human resources, and oversees accounting and investment management. She prides herself on being approachable and helps keep our company’s financial well-being on track.

Prior to the Chief Financial Officer role, Alison worked closely under EDI’s previous CFO and oversaw financial analysis and management, corporate risk, insurance, fleet management and human resources. Alison continues to assist the Board of Directors with long term strategic planning, talent management and development, acquisitions, and streamlining procedural and financial policies and systems.

Raised in Smithers, BC, Alison went to school at the University of Victoria and the University of Northern British Columbia to gain her B.Comm. and MBA. As an outdoor enthusiast, she is passionate about living in the north and enjoying everything it has to offer.

Rahul is the Chief Strategic Initiatives Officer and a senior environmental planner with EDI. In his business leadership role, Rahul identifies and builds opportunities for and with EDI team members. He also explores collaboration opportunities with companies that share our passion for excellence, client focus, and strong ethics.

In his project role, Rahul’s planning and facilitation work is supported by his education and experience in the biological and social sciences. He has facilitated major planning processes involving Indigenous communities; municipal, provincial and federal levels of government; and stakeholders designed to reach mutually-beneficial solutions. He has prepared baseline studies, led community engagement programs, and conducted assessments for major projects across western Canada over the past 15 years. Rahul is a Registered Professional Planner in British Columbia and a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

In his non-work time, Rahul is focused on helping individuals and families with mental, physical, or financial barriers reconnect with nature.

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