We are pleased to welcome on board Edward Ng, Partner – Strategy and Transactions, EY, as a Canada Council Member:
We asked Edward a few questions to get to know him a bit better:
- If you could personally change or influence one thing within infrastructure and/or energy, what would it be?
Increase the level of diversity in professionals participating in the sector. The infrastructure sector has changed dramatically since I joined 20 years ago, but I think there’s a lot more that could be done to generate interest in diverse groups to choose infrastructure as a career and more importantly, to create opportunities that sustain their advancement and longevity in the sector.
- Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give to yourself at the start of your career?
I would tell myself that a career stretches a really long period of time and that while it’s great to have a career objective in mind, it’s equally as great to be present and enjoy the professional experiences and milestones along the way. It’s easy to get fixated on the end goal, but it’s not always a straight line getting there and it’s alright (in fact encouraged) to take a few divergences along the way. I would have also told myself that there’s many ways to achieve success and it might not always be how you expect!
- What do you hope to bring to the Canada Council?
I have ‘grown up’ in the Canadian infrastructure sector and have had the pleasure of working with many interesting people and many meaningful projects. I hope to leverage this experience to support IPFA in enabling connections, empowering members and representing the diversity that we bring. Through my time in the sector, I have had the good fortune of encountering many generous and established infrastructure practitioners who have provided opportunities for me to learn and grow, and in my role as a Council Member I would like to do the same for others.