MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Peter Woodhouse, P.Eng.
With over 35 years of experience in engineering and project management, dedicated primarily to the development of mining infrastructure, Peter Woodhouse welcomes any challenge in the capital projects development realm, with an open mind, creative solutions, and unparalleled expertise.
Peter’s most recent positions included Vice President, Projects and New Gold Inc. and the same role at Centerra Gold Inc. He has been a corporate executive since 2014. His expertise spans across being responsible for overall capital projects development, including the institution of corporate project management teams, site project management teams, as well as the establishment of a comprehensive set of project management tools.
In December 2015, Peter was an appointed member of the Board of Directors of Greenstone Gold Mines. Since 1997, Peter has also been the Principal of Technology Management Group Inc. During that time, he also held senior project management roles for Canada Lithium, Hatch, SNC Lavalin, and Xstrata Nickel.
Peter has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mech) from McGill University, and is registered as a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Kenny MacEwen, P.Eng.
Vice President, Projects
Kenny MacEwen is a progressive and collaborative projects leader with a broad exposure to various aspects of project management, mineral processing technology, engineering design, construction, commissioning, and operational improvements in the mining sector.
With a background as a mechanical engineer and project manager in the execution of studies, detailed engineering, and construction projects in both engineering consulting and on Owner’s teams, Kenny effectively establishes a team-based culture to allow for the successful development of challenging global mining projects while meeting all necessary investment criteria.
He previously worked for New Gold on the Rainy River Project in northwestern Ontario and with Centerra Gold Inc. where he was responsible for the design and development of a global portfolio of projects worth $1.6 billion USD within the Corporate Project Management Office.
Kenny was most recently the co-founder and Vice-President, Projects of a boutique engineering consulting firm, where he grew the Toronto Division to twelve employees and generated over $3.1 million worth of revenue within the first 18 months of operations.
Kenny has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Queen’s University in Mechanical Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.
Ashanie Gordon Bailey, CCMAP
Director, Contracts and Supply Chain
Ashanie Gordon Bailey is an experienced and accomplished commercial mining professional, responsible for the Procurement, Contracting and Supply Chain function on mining projects. Ashanie started her career at Vale Canada’s Technology Division and later transitioned to the role of Commercial Officer for the Nickel and Copper Base Metals Business Units in Vale’s corporate office in Toronto, where she was responsible for North America concentrate handling and supply chain management. She later worked for ArcelorMittal on the Liberia Iron Ore Project and with Centerra Gold Inc. where she was responsible for the commercial management of a global portfolio of international mining projects.
Ashanie has a wide range of experience in project management, procurement management, risk management, and supply chain management. Her work has provided her with extensive exposure and experience in projects around the world, leading to her global mindset.
She has dedicated her professional career to delivering results in a wide range of Management positions of increasing responsibility that have taken her to operations in Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, New Caledonia, Brazil, and other key locations. These diverse assignments have provided her with in-depth experience in the strategic and operational aspects of Procurement and Supply Chain. She has a deep understanding of the challenges and operational risks surrounding mining projects based on increasing demands and complexity placed on mining supply chains. She is passionate about maximising project value by unlocking innovative contracting strategies and leveraging local business partnerships.
Ashanie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Ryerson University in Toronto and is a member and Advance Commercial Practitioner of World Commerce and Contracting (WCC).
Varun Persaud, P.Eng.
Director, Engineering and Studies
Varun Persaud is an effective project manager with strong leadership abilities. He is proficient in project planning, efficient design, and optimized engineering and construction solutions, while initiating and leading an organized, collaborative work environment.
Varun has worked as both a mechanical engineer and project manager in the successful execution of construction projects, detailed engineering and on studies for both engineering consulting firms and on Owner’s teams. He leads by example in setting the culture and walking the talk in terms of on-time and on-budget performance in both the client and consulting spaces.
He has previously worked for Vale in Sudbury, Ontario and with Centerra Gold Inc. where, acting as Study Manager, he was responsible for overseeing the development of the feasibility study and subsequent filing of the NI 43-101 for the Gatsuurt Gold Project in Mongolia while working within the Corporate Project Management Office.
Varun most recently successfully acted as Field Project Manager for a leading equipment manufacturer to oversee the greenfield construction of a tailings thickener and pump station on Kirkland Lake Gold’s Macassa Site. He developed a trusting relationship with the all parties to ensure the successful execution of the project.
Varun has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics). He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.
Saad Ahmed, B.A.Sc Chem Eng, P.Eng
Saad Ahmed joins Technical Management Group from SNC-Lavalin where he has held progressively more senior roles in process engineering and project management in both the Mining & Metallurgy and Oil & Gas divisions.
Saad has been responsible for preparing several multi-billion dollar bid packages for lump sum EPC contracts and managing the execution of the engineering and construction works. The Qusahwira Phase II Expansion FEED Project for ADCO relied on his successful management of a very challenging scope with schedule constraints, while maintaining key stakeholder relations through tact and clear communication. This led to him being assigned as Deputy PM on the Client’s behalf to mitigate cost and schedule risks at the 70% completion stage.
Saad has also worked in Turkey on the Gördes Nickel Cobalt Facility for Meta Nikel Kobalt A.Ş. where he led the detailed engineering and process development for the High-Pressure Acid Leach (HPAL) circuit. He transitioned to the field for the construction phase and took over training of the Owner engineering & operations personnel prior to facility handover. He also has significant experience in regulatory and sustaining capital projects and has successfully executed projects under Alliances with major operators, including Imperial Oil, Enbridge Gas, Vale and Cabot Corporation.
Saad is a graduate of University of Toronto, having completed his Bachelors of Applied Science (B.A.Sc) in Chemical Engineering in 2005. He is a Professional Engineer since 2010.