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Business Consultant

The Wave Point Consulting team are multi-modal transport and logistics experts. Offering business consulting services since 2008, we provide clients with a deep resource pool of experts who can quickly address key growth and efficiency opportunities of importance to small cap firms, mid-market businesses, and governments. Team members are multimodal transport logistics experts.  Our network of senior independent professionals provides strategy, trade development, logistics, transportation, and infrastructure development solutions for clients in mature and emerging markets. Contact us for an

Darryl Anderson

Managing Director | Multi-modal Freight Strategist | Marine Transport and Logistics Expert

Darryl is a mulitmodal transport and logistics executive skilled in in building teams to overcome the obstacles of moving goods and people to market. Quoted in leading international publications Bloomberg News, The Journal of Commerce, IHSMarkit/Fairplay and the Financial Times. Darryl has provided business consulting services to clients from, or with projects interests in, North America, Australia/New Zealand, Northern Europe, The Gulf Cooperation Council Region, South Africa and South America.

As a transportation consultant, Mr. Anderson integrates global macroeconomic trends with local market conditions, operational insights and regulatory knowledge to enlarge market share and maximize margin for small and mid-cap firms. He helps clients achieve the lowest cost delivery of products utilizing, road, rail, marine transport as well as other logistics options. Thus, driving improved business performance, shareholder value and creating competitive advantage.

Clients range in size from a $16 billion diversified international shipping company to the leadership teams of private and public sector organizations. Customers include First Nations, governments, and firms with interests in the agricultural, energy, intermodal, manufacturing rail, ports, shipping, logistics infrastructure, cruise and ferry sectors. Customers include First Nations, governments, and firms with interests in the agricultural, energy, intermodal, manufacturing rail, ports, shipping, logistics infrastructure, cruise and ferry sectors.

As a C-level business development executive, he is known for exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to attract, motivate and retain highly talented teams to complete large, or complex, projects that generate strong revenue growth.

Mr. Anderson has established himself as a published researcher and author whose work has informed senior decision makers within government and in businesses across Canada and beyond. As a sought after provider of trade and marine transportation intelligence and advisory services, Darryl Anderson contributes to the Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs, BC Shipping News, Canadian Sailings, Canadian Naval Review, Canadian Transportation Research Forum, the Journal of the Canadian Heavy Oil Association, Maritime Studies, and Shipping Network, among others. He is a frequent media contact and commentator in news sources such as Bloomberg News, Business in Vancouver, CBC, Canadian Press, CTV, Douglas Magazine, IHS IHS Markit/Fairplay, The Journal of Commerce, The Georgia Straight, The Globe and Mail, Florida Today, Financial Post, Financial Times, SeaTrade Magazine, The Foundry @ Time Inc, The Tyee, The Times Colonist, Vancouver Sun and Wood Business.

He earned his MBA (with Distinction) from the Australian Maritime College, bachelor’s degree from Trinity Western University and a diploma in urban land economic from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Anderson holds a certificate in shipping & maritime operations from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Mr. Anderson serves on the Mercy Ships Canada Advisory Council. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation – North America and APICS representative and member at large, Vancoouver Island Region of the Vancouver Chapter.

Darryl Anderson’s Curriculum Vitae.

 

Phil Davies

Senior Associate | Multimodal Freight Transport Economist | Logistics Expert

Philip Davies is a transporation economist who has over thirty years experience in global supply chain market research, dry bulk and containerized freight shipping, and intercity passenger transportation. He has a broad range of transportation consulting experience in diverse fields including aviation, drayage, port operations, goods movement and land use, intermodal facilities, shortline railways, and economic analysis and program review. His project experience includes North America and the Middle East. Mr. Davies holds an MA in Economics and a BA Hon. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan, and received a Diploma from Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation in Transportation Management. He is a Councillor of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum and a member of the International Trade and Transportation Committee at the Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences. He is experienced providing business consulting services in North America and the Middle East. Phil is Principal of  Davies Transportation Consulting, Inc.

 

James Frost

Senior Associate | Maritime Transport Expert

James (Jim) Frost is a marketing and busines consulting specialist, experienced in marine transportation, port marketing, container shipping, short sea shipping and ferry operations. He managed a container feeder/transshipment service operating between the traditional trading links of Halifax and Boston. He was also marketing manager for Marine Atlantic, a large crown corporation that operates ferry services in Atlantic Canada. From 2005-2008, he was part-time Executive Director of the Halifax Gateway Council. Jim has a B.A. from McGill, an M.A. from Queen’s and an M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s University. He has authored three books and many articles on the business and economic history of the Maritimes as well as several articles on short sea shipping and gateway development. Mr. Frost is president of MariNova Consulting Ltd.

 

Devinder Grewal

Special Advisor | Mulit-modal Expert

Dr. Grewal Head of Discipline Logistics, Australian Institute of Business is a former Professor of Port Management and Indian Chair at World Maritime University. He comes from Australia where he has held senior positions at the Australian Maritime College, the Federal Department of Transport and Regional Services, Esperance Port Authority and in the mineral resources industry. Dr. Grewal has led several consultancy projects, including advice to several governments on strategic logistics developments. He has led the master planning of port facilities and intermodal nodes within strategic production-to-market transport networks.

Devinder has been an Adjunct Professor of Transport Economics at the School of Management in the Faculty of Business, Government, and Law, University Canberra, and with the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, Canberra. He has been chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia, Tasmania branch, and vice-chairman of the Australian Capital Territory branch.

For several years, Devinder was an invited member of the Board of Directors of the Transport and Logistics Skills Council (TLISC). TLISC is the only organization funded by the Australian Federal Government to establish national skills standards and provide strategic workforce development advice for the maritime and other transport and logistics sectors. He is also a member of the Transport Research Consortium of Australia.

Devinder is a Master Mariner Class 1 and holds a Masters of Science in Ports and Shipping and also a Ph.D. that addressed quality assurance systems in the United Kingdom freight transport industry.

 

George LaRoche

Senior Associate | Dry Bulk Shipping Expert

Georges LaRoche is an Ottawa-based marine transportation consultant with over 30 years experience managing gearless and self-unloading dry bulk carrier operations on the Great Lakes, St Lawrence, and Atlantic Canada. Over the span of his career, he has fostered solid relationships with the majority of bulk terminal operators and stevedore community throughout the Great Lakes and East Coast and has earned a reputation as someone who clearly understands the challenges and solutions involved with efficient ship/ship and ship/shore dry-bulk transfer operations. Ballast water management, cargo residue disposal, dust control and other key environmental challenges are other areas of expertise where Georges helped develop and manage compliance-based solutions. He draws from a deep pool of operational knowledge bringing an experienced mariners’ perspective to the complex environment of managing marine shipping and cargo operations in the Canadian and US inland and coastal waters.

Holding a Masters license for Near Coastal Waters, Georges’ career has spanned over thirty years, twenty of which as a Senior Chief Officer with two major Canadian shipping companies, Canada Steamship Lines and Upper Lakes Shipping where he managed cargo operations, ship maintenance, and confined waters navigation on the Great Lakes, St Lawrence and East Coast of Canada. With both local and international exposure in marine operations and ship repair in Europe and Asia, Georges’ nautical career is the foundation from which he provides marine consultancy today.

 

Peter Larose

Senior Associate | Tourism Strategy Specialist

Specializes in tourism destination development & management, recreation & land use, and community economic development for clients in the public, not-for-profit, and private sectors. In addition to being a Wave Point Consulting Associate, he founded Larose Research & Strategy in 2013 after nearly 20 years in senior research and management positions in the public and not-for-profit sector. Related tourism project experience includes socio-economic impact analysis of ferries, the BC Marine Tourism Economic Opportunities Analysis, and Destination BC Performance Benchmarking Report. Mr. Larose holds a Master of Arts, from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts, from the University of Victoria.

 

Ray Freeman

Senior Associate | Tourism Strategy Specialist

Associate consultant, Ray Freeman, is a principal consultant with Left Coast Insights, an associate faculty member in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Royal Roads University and was the recipient of the 2011 British Columbia Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and the Arts – Tourism Management Research Award. Ray’s career path includes adventure tourism guide, serial entrepreneur, project manager, international business development specialist, tourism/hospitality sector consultant and educator. Ray is a member of the Board of Directors of Tourism Victoria. Ray has worked throughout North and South America, Asia, and Europe. He was awarded a Master of Arts in Tourism Management (Royal Roads University), Tourism & Recreation Resources Management (Lakehead University), Outdoor Recreation Technician (Seneca College). See website www.leftcoastinsights.com for more information.

 

Jonathan Secter

Senior Associate | Transport Infrastructure & Environment Expert

Jonathan Secter, B.S.A., M.S., R.P.Bio has a broad and diverse 35-year career in environmental and resource management and business consulting services within a variety of agencies of the governments of Canada and British Columbia and as a private consultant. Secter’s varied multi-modal transport and infrastructure related specialties include: preparation of strategies for the implementation of planning recommendations and assessment findings; integrated land and natural resource planning; coastal zone and ocean resource systems planning; Aboriginal natural resource issues; environmental impact assessment systems and process; management of environmental regulatory requirements for project and resource development; negotiation and interaction with regulatory authorities on behalf of development clients.  He is Principal of Secter Environmental Resource Consulting.

 

Derek Brown

Specialist | Energy Sector Specialist

For over three decades, Mr. Brown (MSc, P.Geo.) has been involved in the resource development industry. Since 2007 Derek has been consulting to the oil and gas sector in western and northern Canada. Before this, Derek served as Executive Director of a branch in the Oil and Gas Division of the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. He developed strategies to promote oil and gas resources, regulatory reviews, assessments of environmental implications and baseline studies, conducted geological studies, and information sessions for First Nations and stakeholders.  He holds a B.Sc. in Geology from Carleton University and M.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia. He is a partner of Strategic West Energy LTD.

 

Tracy Byrne, PhD

Senior Research Associate | Editor

Tracy Byrne is an accomplished research consultant with exceptional communication skills. She has 15 years of professional experience as a researcher, analyst and teacher/facilitator and a proven track record of delivering projects on schedule, within budget and to exacting standards of quality. A highly skilled writer and editor, Tracy is adept at tailoring materials for diverse audiences and writes with accuracy, clarity and impact. Tracy holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She is an Adjunct Professor with the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria, B.C. Tracy is currently Director of InsideOut Policy Research, a Victoria, B.C. based consulting company specializing in applied research and professional writing services.

 

Marcia Anderson

Administrator

Marcia Anderson provides administrative leadership to the firm. As a Senior Consultant, Marcia is a highly skilled and creative elementary school educator with 22 years of experience. Marcia has developed numerous curricula, year plans, and educational resources. Marcia has participated in the annual Conferences of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities and the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Using this knowledge, and the multimodal transport expertise of the Wave Point team members, Marcia develops age-appropriate educational material for clients such as port authorities. She prioritizes the creation of active, real-world learning opportunities that meet the needs of visual, aural and tactile learners and that support students’ ability to reflect upon and apply their learning. Ms. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Child & Youth Care, and a Certificate in Early Childhood Administration. As an Associate of InsideOut Policy Research, Marcia brings a robust understanding of pedagogy and a passion for education to curriculum development and education outreach projects.

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