Capco Canada adds Doug Carsley as Partner in Toronto office

29 May 2018

Management and tech consulting firm Capco has added Doug Carsley as a Partner at its Toronto office. Carsely, who boasts over two decades’ worth of experience in consulting and financial services, will work with the firm’s banking and insurance clients.

Capco, a management and technology consulting firm specializing in the financial industry, has announced that it has hired Doug Carsley as the latest partner at its Toronto office. Founded in 1998, Capco has over 4,000 consultants across 27 offices worldwide. The financial services-focused consultancy's sole Canadian office is located in bank-heavy Toronto.

Carsley, who will work with the firm’s banking and insurance clients, has over 20 years of financial services and consulting experience. Over that time, Carsley has led numerous large-scale projects focused on improving customer experience – from planning to implementation.Doug Carsley, Partner - CapcoBefore joining Capco in May, Carsley was the Canada Country Manager for Genpact – a global intelligent operations firm – for more than three years. Prior to that, he was Sector Vice President, Financial Services at global IT consulting firm CGI from 2009-2015. In the role, Carsley oversaw strategy, financial performance, delivery, and client relationships for financial clients of CGI. Before that, he was Director of Global Deposits and Payments at CIBC for five years.

“Doug is a highly respected industry veteran with a wealth of experience in leading financial services transformation projects,” said Chris Ford, Partner and Head of Capco’s Canada operations. “We are thrilled to bring in someone of his caliber to work with our clients and help us keep up with the growing demand for our services across Canada.”

Drawing on his expertise in financial and tech consulting, Carsley has also consulted on the creation of a university’s business/tech program, moderated classes in global tech leadership, and has spoken about transformation in industry forums. In a volunteer capacity, Carsley was a Campaign Leader at The United Way of Toronto, having previously volunteered with Sunnybrook New Leaders and YouthLink.

Carsley holds a Bachelor of Arts in North American Studies/Economics from McGill University.


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Engineering consultancy Arup appoints Craig Forrest as Canada leader

17 April 2019

Global design and engineering consultancy Arup has named Craig Forrest as the leader of its Canadian operations.

Founded in London in 1946, Arup is one of the world’s largest engineering consultancies, with 16,000 global employees, including 1,700 in the Americas. Over the course of seven decades, the built environment specialist has worked on projects in more than 160 countries.

Arup opened its first Canadian office in 1999, and today has more than 320 employees in locations in Toronto and Montreal. The firm’s Canadian offices have seen strong organic growth in recent years, with Arup further projecting approximately 20% growth for 2019. The firm has completed many notable projects in Canada, including the structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering work on the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Engineering consultancy Arup appoints Craig Forrest as Canada leader

The consultancy has now appointed company veteran Craig Forrest as its Canada Group leader effective April 1. Forrest, who has been with Arup for 12 years, was most recently the global leader of its business and investor advisory practice, which is based out of London.  Forrest brings more than 24 years of experience in infrastructure advisory, tackling projects across energy, aviation, water, transport, and cities to his new role as the head of Arup in Canada. He will be based out of the Toronto office.

Forrest takes over from Andrew McAlpine, who will remain at Arup as a principal.

"We are excited to welcome Craig to the Toronto office as we continue to grow our business and investor advisory work throughout Canada," Andy Howard, chair of Arup Americas, said. "Craig's track record of providing owners, operators, and investors with strategic market and financial advice combined with his deep technical knowledge positions him well to champion Arup's growing influence in Canada."

Forrest joined Arup in 2007 as the commercial director of its infrastructure practice in Europe. Before that, he was a general manager at Rolls Royce Power Ventures, where he oversaw the development, construction, project financing, and operation of investments across the EMEA region. Forrest started his engineering consulting career at Mott MacDonald

"I am honored to be joining the Canadian team at this exciting moment as the region is poised to achieve significant growth," Forrest said. "The Canadian market is experiencing robust levels of public and private sector investment, and I am confident Arup will continue to deliver a broadening spectrum of highly valued services to our clients to help them conceive, plan and deliver important projects of all types."

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