Leadership

The partners of Hatfield Consultants combine decades of education and practical knowledge with a commitment to client satisfaction and environmental sustainability.

Senior Partners

Grant BruceGrant S. Bruce, M.Sc., President

With more than 25 years’ experience providing environmental services to clients around the world, Grant understands the unique cultural, institutional, and technical complexities involved with designing and implementing environmentally sound projects in different jurisdictions. His expertise in this field, plus his knowledge of quality management systems and environmental capacity-building programs, helps clients in the oil and gas, mining, pulp and paper, forestry, and agriculture sectors meet their environmental goals. Grant is also a strong advocate of using remote sensing, geographic information systems, and web-based information technologies to enhance the environmental management and monitoring services offered by Hatfield Consultants. He has served as president of Hatfield Consultants since 2011.

Image of Martin Davies, M.E.S., R.P.Bio.Martin Davies, M.E.S., R.P.Bio., Vice-President

Martin’s 20 years of experience at Hatfield Consultants have focused on aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology issues related to mining, pulp and paper, and the oil and gas industry. He has designed and implemented numerous Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) programs in receiving environments throughout western Canada and around the world. In addition to his expertise in environmental monitoring, Martin has worked on several environmental impact assessments (EIAs); led independent, third-party reviews of EIAs in multiple countries; and participated in multi-stakeholder environmental management processes. Many of his projects have involved environmental applications of remote sensing and geographic information systems. He served as vice-president of PT Hatfield Indonesia from 2000 to 2002, and has been a partner at Hatfield Consultants since 2004. Martin is currently serving as Vice-President.

Garth TaylorGarth Taylor, B.Sc. (Hons), R.P.Bio., Vice-President

Garth specializes in managing the environmental components of complex, large-scale industrial development projects. Over his 17 years with Hatfield Consultants, he has contributed to numerous large infrastructure projects in British Columbia, including as Environmental Design Manager of the $2.5-billion Port Mann Highway 1 Project and as Environmental Manager of the Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project. Garth has considerable Environmental Impact Assessment expertise having overseen EIA’s in Canada, Asia and Africa and is experienced in the development and implementation of Environmental Management and Monitoring Plans. In addition to his practical field experience, Garth excels at communicating with stakeholders and achieving positive solutions for all parties involved with infrastructure development. He has previously served as President Director of PT Hatfield Indonesia and has been a senior environmental specialist and partner with Hatfield Consultants since 2008. Garth is currently serving as Vice-President.

Image of Dr. Andy Dean, Ph.D. M.Sc.Andy Dean, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Andy has 15 years of experience helping companies and organizations improve their environmental programs with geographic information systems, remote sensing, and environmental information systems. As a specialist in geomatics and remote sensing, he has worked with projects in the mining, energy, climate change, water resources, and biodiversity conservation sectors to harness the benefits of these technologies for improved management decisions. As well, Andy is an experienced project manager, having managed environmental projects in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He served as vice-president of PT Hatfield Indonesia from 2008 to 2011 and Director of Calgary Operations from 2015 to 2016.

Image of Dr. Wade N. Gibbons, Ph.D., R.P.BioWade N. Gibbons, Ph.D., R.P.Bio.

With 23 years’ experience managing environmental projects for the pulp and paper, oil and gas, and mining industries, Wade has acquired vast knowledge of best environmental practices. His work concentrates on fisheries and aquatics monitoring, examining how fish respond to environmental stressors such as discharges from pulpmills, municipal wastewater facilities, hydroelectric projects, and mines. This research has helped develop tools for assessing the cumulative effects of industrial development on fish. In recent years, Wade’s work has focused on the oil sands region of northern Alberta, where he has contributed to the Regional Aquatics Monitoring Program – a long-term program that studies the effects of oil sands development on regional waterways. A senior environmental specialist at Hatfield since 2001, Wade became partner in 2002.

Image of Daniel Moats, B.Sc., Dipl.T.Daniel Moats, B.Sc., Dipl.T.

In his 12 years with Hatfield Consultants, Dan has provided managerial and technical expertise to a wide range of environmental projects. His interdisciplinary education combined with extensive field experience has helped our clients in the oil and gas, pulp and paper, linear development, forestry, and mining industries meet their environmental monitoring and management goals. As well, he regularly contributes his knowledge to First Nations and non-governmental organizations in need of environmental monitoring, contaminant testing, and fish and aquatic habitat assessments. Dan has proved an effective manager of complex environmental programs, excelling at delivering projects of superior technical quality on time and on budget. He has served as senior environmental specialist at Hatfield Consultants since 2008, becoming partner in 2012.

Image of Adeline Saito, M.B.A, C.P.A., C.G.A.Adeline Saito, M.B.A, C.P.A., C.G.A.

With over 20 years of experience in financial accounting and management, Adeline contributes expertise in corporate management and business operations. She specializes in defining and analyzing complex business issues, improving financial performance from a strategic perspective, developing solutions and implementing changes. As Chief Operating Officer, Adeline manages operational efficiencies and synergies across corporate activities. She brings a forward-thinking approach with a focus on fostering a safe, collaborative and respectful culture and working environment for Hatfield’s employees and clients. Additionally, Adeline provides leadership for day-to-day office operations, ensuring that key function-area activities are aligned with the approved strategies and objectives of the business. Adeline became a Hatfield partner in 2014.

Associate Partners

Tim BennettTim Bennett, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Tim Bennett has 19 years of consulting and regulatory experience in water resource management, hydrology, hydrogeology, environmental management and permitting. He has planned, implemented and managed numerous site investigations and baseline studies, modelling and environmental impact assessments, and compliance monitoring programs at hydroelectric, mining and other industrial projects. Tim was also formerly a regulator with the BC Ministry of Environment, and responsible for water management, permitting and licensing in the South Coast region. Tim has worked on over 200 applications for permits under the Environmental Management Act, Water Act and/or Mines Act and been involved with environmental assessment, management and monitoring, and/or compliance actions on over 20 major projects with potential for surface water and groundwater impacts. Tim has been the Manager of Hatfield’s Water Resources Group since 2014, and became a partner in 2016.

Angus JohnstonAngus Johnston, M.Sc., RPBio., PBiol., EP

Angus specializes in strategic guidance, planning and management of environmental and regulatory aspects for development projects located in Canada and internationally. With over 12 years consulting experience in Canada, he has managed and participated in several provincial and federal environmental assessment reviews on behalf of client infrastructure projects across the industry spectrum, including ports and marine terminals, pipelines, rapid transit, airports, highways and bridges, and renewables. Angus is adept in coordinating multidisciplinary and collaborative technical teams, and routinely participates in regulatory and Aboriginal engagement. He also has experience managing and overseeing environmental compliance and monitoring aspects during project construction. Angus has been a senior environmental manager at Hatfield Consultants since 2013, becoming a partner in 2016.

Jason SuwalaJason Suwala, B.Eng

Jason brings over 15 years of experience helping organizations and companies to use electronic systems to better manage the environment and to improve people’s lives. Jason has worked with a wide range of clients, including mining, energy, and aquaculture companies, along with international organizations that include United Nations agencies and Multilateral Development Banks. Jason has been the Manager of Hatfield’s Environmental Information Systems group since 2011, and became a Hatfield partner in 2016.