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Canadian Construction Association names Rod Gilbert as incoming president

January 31, 2024  By CHC Staff

Rod Gilbert, incoming president of the CCA. (Photo credit: CCA)

TORONTO – Following the planned departure of current president Mary Van Buren in April of this year, the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has named its new incoming president in Rod Gilbert.

Gilbert, who currently serves as the association’s senior vice-president of public affairs and procurement practices, will assume presidency of the association on May 1.

Following Van Buren’s announcement of her impending departure last November, the CCA established a subcommittee to search for her successor with input from an external HR professional.

Over the last six years, Gilbert has raised the CCA’s profile through advocacy work with the federal government and assisted in overseeing the Canadian Construction Documents Committee’s development of contracting best practices.


“I am excited to take on this new role and want to thank the board and sub-committee for their trust and confidence, and I want to thank Mary for her leadership and mentorship over the last six years,” said Gilbert. “I am ready to lead CCA forward to demonstrate the value of our industry and have our members’ voices heard and their contribution to Canada properly recognized.”

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