James Paul

Senior Associate

James (Jim) Paul is a seasoned executive having worked in both the public and private technology and defence sectors. Mr. Paul has extensive experience in strategic and business development, contract negotiations, and managing the procurement and delivery of major infrastructure and environmental projects for civilian, government and defence organizations, from the RFP stage through to contract award and delivery. He is also a certified Ontario Adjudicator for construction disputes. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Defence Construction Canada (DCC) for 10 years (September 2009 – 2019), he led a diverse team of over 1,000 professionals delivering more than $1 billion annually in infrastructure projects for federal defence and security clients, such as DND/CAF, CSEC and SSC. Innovative project structures included public-private partnerships (P3), design-build, integrated project delivery (IPD) and facilities management (FM) contracts. He has a strong understanding of organizational priorities and objectives in the management of critical infrastructure portfolios, as well as Canadian government procurement objectives and policies, including recent evolving social procurement priorities, such as community benefits.  Mr. Paul also has experience in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to leading DCC, he was the President and co-founder of a video networking technology company delivering video solutions to the defence, security and transportation markets. He also served as Chair of the Board for the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation Board of Trustees. An Ontario lawyer, he earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Ottawa, after studying in the business program at Carleton University.