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Breckenhill Bloggers

Kelly Cooper Kelly Cooper
Senior Consultant, Communications Expert

Ms. Cooper is a dynamic leader, strategic thinker and is driven to make ideas come to fruition. She is passionate about increasing the Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in individuals and by doing so, increasing the awareness of oneself, and by extension, the workplace, through a systematic process of change. Ms. Cooper leads companies and organizations to develop action plans that create social and economic returns on investment through addressing social issues such as gender diversity and mental health. Her extensive experience in working with the federal government, United Nations, and the private sector has led her to understand how to truly achieve the “triple bottom line” of sustainable development.

Ms. Cooper has been a guest speaker at various international conferences aimed at increasing women in senior executive roles and in the trades. She has worked with leaders to affect change in their organizations to achieve greater social and economic returns in the workplace.

Ms. Cooper has worked in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe on various sustainable development projects throughout her career. She holds an M.A. in International Environment, Development and Policy from the University of Sussex, UK, and a Honours BSc. from the University of Toronto.

Gary Dickson Q.C. Gary Dickson Q.C.
Senior Consultant, Privacy Expert

With a background in both the practice of law and politics and more than 20 years of experience working in the field of access to information, privacy and health information, Gary Dickson is interested in assisting organizations (both public sector and private sector) to achieve compliance with both legislation and best practices.

As former Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary oversaw compliance by more than 3,000 organizations in the province of Saskatchewan with The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and The Health Information Protection Act. These organizations included provincial government ministries, Crown corporations, boards, commissions and agencies, school districts, regional health authorities, municipalities, universities, colleges and all health information trustees including pharmacies, physician offices, dentists, psychologists, laboratories, diagnostic imaging clinics. During his term the OIPC issued 95 formal Review/Investigation reports, closed more than 1300 case files, produced 100 issues of the monthly e-newsletter (Saskatchewan FOIP FOLIO), produced more than 70 web-based resources and delivered more than 1,000 education presentations in 36 different Saskatchewan communities.

Andrew (Andy) Oliver Andrew (Andy) Oliver
President and Managing Partner

As President and Managing Partner with Breckenhill, Andy Oliver is responsible for guiding our Business Development and Marketing strategy. He raises Breckenhill brand recognition in Canada and internationally. Consistent with Breckenhill’s philosophy of fostering excellence, he focuses on cost-effective solutions for his public and private sector clients’ needs, further expanding our impeccable reputation as a full service high quality consultancy.

Possessing a wealth of experience in contract placement of public and private sector senior management consultants, he brings passion to his work and loves the business. Andy appreciates and understands the challenges his clients face in today’s work environment. A mentor he brings open and honest business relationships to both clients and consultants. [more...]

Sylvie Plante Sylvie Plante
Senior Consultant, Facilitator and Project Manager

Sylvie helps organizations in public, private, and not-for-profit sectors improve performance, develop leaders, engage employees, and sustain healthy workplaces. She is an expert in:
  • Human Capital/Talent Management
  • Business and Human Resources Planning
  • Change Management and Facilitation
  • Values-based management and Ethics
  • Organization and Business Process reviews
Creative, results-oriented, strategic thinker with proven consulting skills in client engagement, communications, solution design, analysis, scope and risk management. Fluently bilingual (English-French) with Secret Clearance
Trevor Shaw Trevor Shaw CPA, CA, CMC, CQA
Senior Consultant, Legislative Auditor

Trevor Shaw is a professional auditor with designations of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Management Consultant (CMC), and Certified Quality Auditor (CQA).  He has many years of diverse audit experience in both public and private sectors.

Trevor was a Principal with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and for more than 35 years audited government departments, agencies and Crown corporations at both the federal and provincial levels in Canada.  He also served as Director General of Audit & Review reporting to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

Prior to legislative auditing, Trevor was a partner in a national/international accounting firm providing professional accounting and audit services to clients in the National Capital Region.   
William (Bill) Wilson CISA, CGEIT William (Bill) Wilson CISA, CGEIT
CEO and Managing Partner
IT Governance, Audit and Privacy Specialist

Bill has over thirty years of executive management, consulting, auditing and hands-on software engineering experience. As an IT Governance, Audit and Privacy Specialist, his consulting practice has concentrated on IT security and privacy issues in large public sector systems. He has built a reputation among CEOs, CIOs and members of the audit community as a mentor and source of good counsel with unmatched integrity and confidentiality.

A master of big vision and small details, he brings in-depth technical IT knowledge and experience to aligning computing power and resources with the business vision and goals. Bill is also an expert in mastering the challenges of corporate governance, organizational design and management control in today's dynamic business and technical environment. [more...]