SNC-Lavalin names Bruce as president, CEO; Card to retireWritten by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor
SNC-Lavalin has named Neil Bruce president and chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, succeeding Robert Card, who will retire. Bruce will begin in his new role October 5, 2015.
“The upcoming handover and smooth transition from Bob Card to Neil Bruce, currently chief operations officer, comes at an important stage in SNC-Lavalin’s development,” stated Lawrence Stevenson, chairman of the board of directors. “Bob’s tenure left a strong legacy during a critical time for the company, with a far-reaching transformation that changed the face of the executive team, repositioned the company strategically through the sale of AltaLink and the acquisition of Kentz among others, as well as turned its ethics and compliance system into a benchmark for the industry. We are in the right position to become a Tier-1 engineering & construction firm going forward and on behalf of the board, I thank Bob for his leadership and tireless dedication. He will remain as an advisor to the board and CEO.”
SNC-Lavalin says Bruce has more than 30 years of extensive experience in the engineering and construction industry and a comprehensive understanding of the four sectors in which SNC-Lavalin operates. Before joining SNC-Lavalin, he held a variety of leadership roles, including executive director and COO at AMEC, where he directed the company’s international expansion and high-value consultancy, engineering and project management services.
“I am proud to have been selected by the board as president and CEO of SNC-Lavalin, a company with a strong balance sheet, so much growth potential and a bright future ahead,” stated Bruce. “We have some of the best leaders in our industry and a highly capable workforce of 40,000 employees that our global clients count on every day.
Together, we will deliver improved results and returns as we continue to improve operational efficiency, while managing the remaining legacy issues. I have already met many employees, clients and partners around the world and look forward to meeting many more over the coming weeks and months to share further details on the next phase of our strategic plan.”
“I leave the company in the very capable hands of Neil,” stated Card. “He has been a key pillar of SNC-Lavalin’s transformation to date and has shown the superior leadership skills and industry expertise that will propel SNC-Lavalin forward in the future. We will work closely to ensure a seamless transition until my departure. I would like to thank all our employees around the world for their unwavering dedication to safety, ethics and compliance, as well as the passion and expertise they show every day to build what matters for our clients and communities around the world.”