WATERLOO, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GHD, one of the world's leading professional services companies providing engineering, environmental, advisory, digital, and construction services in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings and transportation, announces the appointment of Jim Giannopoulos as its new Executive General Manager for Canada.
Based in Waterloo, Ontario, Jim will be responsible for driving GHD’s client focus and business growth in Canada and across North America.
Jim has more than 26 years of experience with GHD including multiple leadership roles in Australia, Asia and the United States. Jim’s considerable global experience includes working in the U.S., where he led the firm’s first North American operations in the mid-2000s in Orange County, California.
Today, GHD employs more than 4,000 people across North America, with a presence in nearly all Canadian provinces and U.S. states. According to the Engineering News-Record, GHD ranks #8 by revenue amongst global design firms operating in Canada.
As Executive General Manager Canada, Jim joins GHD’s global Executive Management Group, which aims to provide supportive leadership to encourage a client-service led culture driven by a connected global network of professionals. Ashley Wright, Chief Executive Officer at GHD, said, “I am confident Jim’s renowned capacity to motivate leadership teams and his focus on enhancing client experiences will ensure we continue our accelerated growth plans in North America and at the same time, deliver real value for our clients.”
Commenting on his appointment, Jim said, “I am excited about our growth opportunities in Canada and North America. We see strong and continued client demand in sectors such as water, wastewater, transport, and contaminated sites remediation. By diversifying our offerings into digital and advisory services, we are increasingly ‘co-creating’ solutions with our clients to unlock value across their operations.”
GHD is one of the world's leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. Established in 1928, GHD is privately owned by our people, GHD operates across five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America – and the Pacific region. We employ more than 10,000 people in 200+ offices to deliver projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics across the entire asset value chain. www.ghd.com