TORONTO — International design and urbanism consultant Arcadis has announced the appointment of Audrey Jacob as city executive for Toronto.
The city executive appointment marks the first entry of a Canadian city to the Arcadis Global Cities Program, a network of 17 cities identified as key markets, stated a release.
Jacob will lead the company’s strategic growth initiatives, pursue business development and oversee client relationships in the Toronto region.
The Toronto native has 30 years of experience in business development, urban planning, development consultancy and management.
Most recently, she was the integration director overseeing the integration of IBI Group into Arcadis. Prior to that role, she served on the IBI Group executive team as chief operations director and chief diversity officer.
“While Arcadis has been in the region since 2005, legacy IBI Group has been actively involved in city building across the Toronto region for more than 50 years. I look forward to leveraging our strong market position to accelerate growth in the areas of city building, innovation, energy transition, climate adaptation, new mobility and digital asset management and operations to improve quality of life for our clients and communities alike,” stated Jacob in the release.