About Us

At SPAN Consulting, we help you find the most practical solutions to your biggest problems.

Our consulting practice specializes in delivering simple, effective solutions for organizations seeking to improve regulatory compliance, reduce operational risk and increase organizational effectiveness.

Our experience with management systems, program development and assurance has served many clients, ranging from high-risk organizations to industry associations to regulators. Our diverse background and experience help us bring unique perspective and insights to solving your specific challenges.

We focus on custom solutions tailored to your needs: that means we don't have cookie-cutter answers or one-size-fits-all solutions. We work closely with you to ensure that your solutions are tailored to fit your business so you can continually maintain, monitor, and improve in a way that suits your organizational culture. SPAN consultants provide honest, practical, and result-driven advice, and offer access to specialized guidance from our bench of subject-matter experts.

We’ll help you build the systems, behaviours and operational muscle needed to become a self-sustaining, continuously improving organization. We believe that every company can thrive—and we're here to help you do just that.

MEET OUR TEAM
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Who We Are

Our consultants have expertise in Operational Management Systems, Pipeline Safety Management Systems, operations assurance, risk management, continuous improvement, auditing, incident prevention, change management and project management. Learn more about SPAN's specific expertise here

We are
agile, practical, modest, honest, and flexible to ensure we provide you with the best services and solutions. 


Let's get what you need done.


Custom solutions tailored to your needs.

Why Work With SPAN?

We work collaboratively with you - period. We work side by side with you to meet your goals in a completely open, integrated and transparent way.

Your success is our success.

Our Expertise 

Change Management

Stakeholder Communications

Leadership, Culture and Governance

Project Management

Information and Document Management

Environment

Health and Safety

Regulatory Management

Emergency Management

Control Room Management

Damage Prevention

Security

Asset Integrity

 

 

 

Meet Our Team

Scott Wilson

Principal

Scott Wilson

Principal

Scott has over twenty years of experience in program/project management and management consulting, specializing in designing & executing large scale programs with challenging change management and culture aspects.

 

Scott has led multiple large scale operations management system implementations and has structured high performance service teams to sustain those systems within the midstream and upstream oil & gas, mining, telecom, information technology and utilities sectors.

Alex Eddington

Principal

Alex Eddington

Principal

Alex has spent his career of over twenty years designing, implementing and auditing management systems in pipelines, midstream and upstream oil and gas, along with utilities and municipal operations.

 

Alex has led the design and implementation of multiple pipeline safety management system and operations management system implementations and supporting processes such as risk management, regulatory management, health & safety, asset integrity, process safety and safety culture.

 

Alex is a certified management system auditor and supports most SPAN projects as a technical expert and advisor.

James Ullyott

Managing Director | Senior Consultant

James Ullyott

Managing Director | Senior Consultant

James is SPAN’s Managing Director and a management system design and implementation expert. He has experience in upstream and midstream oil and gas, forest products, and other high-risk industries.

 

James has completed multiple large- and medium-scale management system designs and implementations for clients in these industries. He has led and participated in multi-disciplinary teams that supported management system assessments, reviews, improvement and sustainment.

 

James approaches business problems from a technical perspective and has a passion for ensuring the solution is practical, fits the business environment, and produces defined business value.

Evan Baker

Assurance Practice Lead | Senior Consultant

Evan Baker

Assurance Practice Lead | Senior Consultant

Evan is SPAN’s Assurance Practice Lead, specializing in environmental, regulatory and assurance systems. He has worked in upstream and midstream oil and gas, pipelines, utilities, water and wastewater plants, rail, power plants, wind energy, and other high-risk industries in Canada, the US, Europe and South America.

 

Evan has extensive experience conducting EHS and other operational and management system audits and gap assessments, and developing and managing audit and assurance programs, management systems, environmental impact assessments and applications, and leading environmental teams, programs and projects.

MacKenzie Meens

Operations Manager | Consultant

MacKenzie Meens

Operations Manager | Consultant

MacKenzie is SPAN’s Operations Manager and a communication, change management and project management expert. She has experience applying these capabilities to management system design, implementation, assurance and training projects.

 

MacKenzie holds a PROSCI Change Practitioner certification and has experience working directly with industry members, associations, and regulators for the energy industry.

Thomas Lofthouse

Senior Consultant

Thomas Lofthouse

Senior Consultant

Thomas is an operational risk and assurance specialist and a certified lead auditor. He has led and/or participated in hundreds of audits of varying scale, scope and complexity in pipeline, midstream and upstream oil & gas, mining, manufacturing, power generation and major construction projects across North America.

 

Thomas has managed assurance programs for several high-risk multi-national organizations and supported the implementation of management systems in many organizations. He alleviates the pressure of audits and focuses on uncovering hidden value within organizations to help them improve.

Heather Donaldson

Consultant

Heather Donaldson

Consultant

Heather is an environmental professional with expertise in environmental assessments, project management and technical communications. She has worked on commercial, industrial, pipeline, midstream and upstream oil & gas projects throughout Western Canada.

 

Heather is a skilled coordinator, material developer, and communications specialist with experience in design and stakeholder support for management systems.

Jodi Olichny

Senior Consultant

Jodi Olichny

Senior Consultant

Jodi is an accomplished communications and organizational change professional, having supported a variety of business transformation initiatives. She has experience in management systems, program design and implementation, project management, and assurance.

 

Jodi has over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, project and change management, and strives to drive business value through collaboration, developing & delivering effective plans to achieve organizational goals.

Phil Webber

Senior Associate

Phil Webber

Senior Associate

Phil is a management system and assurance expert with over 30 years of experience and a Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Consultant. He applies a holistic approach integrating strategic, governance, risk, financial and business management considerations to improve safety, health and environment, operations and CSR / sustainability performance.

 

Phil is a certified management systems lead auditor and specializes in assurance framework, audit program development and enjoys delivering related training. He has experience in the oil and gas, electric utility, mining, crown corporation and municipal sectors.