Bassett to helm CCA’s board for 2021-22
Ray Bassett, vice-president and the chief underwriting officer at Travelers Insurance Company of Canada, will sit at the head of the Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) board of directors for the 2021-22 term.
The industry association announced the surety veteran’s appointment March 12, while also thanking outgoing chair, Joe Wrobel, for his “dedicated leadership.”
Bassett currently guides the business strategy of the Construction Services Group for Travelers in North America, manages client relationships with national and larger regional construction companies and leads strategic initiatives in product development and technology for the insurer. He joined the CCA’s board in 2010, where he has chaired the executive committee focused on federal prompt payment, as well as the Manufacturers, Suppliers & Services Council.
Among other areas, Basset has advocated for more a more nuanced approach to Canadian spending plans.
“[We need] a long-term federal infrastructure plan, that is evidence-based, and is better aligned with the needs and priorities of provincial and municipal governments, and has a clear and uncluttered funding mechanism — this will bring more public and private projects to the market in a more predictable flow,” he said in address to members at the CCA’s annual general meeting. “This is good for our industry and good for Canada.”
Basset is joined by 19 other directors for 2021-22.
The CCA’s 2021-22 board of directors:
Jean François Arbour, President, Groupe SCV
Andrew Arnill, Operations Manager, West-Can Seal Coating Asphalt Products
David Bowcott, Global Director, Growth, Innovation & Insight, AON
Rob Carvell, Chief Operating Officer, Trane
Charles Caza, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Bird Construction
Nicole Chabot, Vice President, L. Chabot Enterprises Ltd
Leslie Doka, Director of Construction, Wright Construction
Trevor Doucette, Vice-President Stakeholder Management, Graham Construction & Engineering
Wayne Ferguson, Senior Vice President, EllisDon Corporation
John Flemming, President, Ocean Contractors
Nadine Fullarton, President, CANB, Moncton Northeast
Eric Gaulin, President & CEO, Telecon
Quentin Huillery, Chief Operating Officer, Ledcor
Russ Kerr, Branch General Manager, Vipond
Branden Kotyk, Division Manager, Western Canada, Victaulic
Patrick Lafrenière, Director of Projects, Atlantic, JCB Construction Canada
John Mollenhauer, President & CEO, Toronto Construction Association
Brendan Nobes, Director Major Projects, Rcs
Francis Roy, President, Groupe Humaco