Chris Gauer

Chris Gauer

President, Major Projects

Infrastructure Ontario

Chris and his team lead the procurement and manage the commercial aspects of construction for all major capital projects undertaken by the Province using IO’s made-in-Ontario delivery model, Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP). IO is expanding his previous responsibilities leading the Civil team to include leadership of the Social Infrastructure group, involving the delivery of major buildings including hospitals, courthouses, educational and correctional facilities.

Chris has almost 40 years’ experience working in the transportation field working on a wide range of major civil engineering projects. Since coming to IO in 2014, he led the Highways team and the Civil Roads and Transit group. Project initiatives include the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway in Windsor and the Highway 407 Extensions for MTO along with the Metrolinx LRT projects and the Go Regional Express Rail Electrification.

His experience prior to IO over the past 20 years includes consulting work for private sector P3 project delivery and advising major government agencies in alternative delivery. Chris played a major role delivering major P3 highways in New Brunswick, the first Highway 407 expansion in Ontario and the Edmonton Anthony Henday Ring Road. As a P3 advisor, Chris worked with York Region on the Viva BRT and the Province of Manitoba on the CentrePort Canada Way project.

Chris is a Professional Engineer in licensed Ontario and is trained in Value Engineering.

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