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Matt Ainley

Chair with General Contractors Alliance of Canada (GCAC)

Matt Ainley is a construction executive and consultant with 37 years experience in the Canadian Institutional, Commercial and Industrial general contracting market place and resides in Toronto with his wife of 35 years, Susan.

Matt worked with Bird Construction as Senior Vice President, a publicly traded construction company from 2012 to June 2017. At Bird, he was a member of the senior executive team and had P&L responsibility for several business districts. He was also part of the acquisition team, played a key role in creating and rolling out the strategic plan and was the executive in charge for several public private partnerships for the company.

Prior to Bird, Matt was the Executive Vice President of Carillion Canada's building division from 2009 to 2011. Carillion Canada is a subsidiary of Carillion plc, a publicly traded UK construction company. Matt joined Carillion as a result of the sale of his company, Vanbots Construction Corporation in the fall of 2008.

Matt was the President & COO and a shareholder of Vanbots Construction Corporation, a privately held general contracting company with $750 million in annual sales. Matt worked for the company for 25 years and held positions of Superintendent, Chief Estimator, Project Manager and Executive Vice President.

Currently, Matt represents the Ontario General Contractors Association on the Attorney General’s Lien Reform Act Committee in Ontario, is a Director at Scarborough Hospital Network, and is the Chair of the General Contractors Alliance of Canada.