Meredith’s Associate Team

As part of her associate team, Meredith Thatcher has assembled reputable business leaders with decades of experience in lifecycle management, business transformation, commercial project management, real property facilities management, and corporate communications.

No matter the scale of your workplace transformation project, Meredith can draw from her associate team or recruit other trusted consultants from her extensive professional network—ensuring that you have the right people with the right skills to advance your project initiatives.

Dr. Lisa Chillingworth Watson

Founder and CEO, The Feasibility Formula™

Expertise:

Lifecycle Management and Business Transformation

Dr. Lisa Chillingworth is a business lifecycle specialist with 25+ years of extensive lifecycle management and business transformation expertise. As a strong communicator, strategic thinker and innovator, Lisa unlocks the hidden value in both traditional and emergent businesses—helping clients build, rebuild or transform their leadership teams, organizational cultures, programs and processes to achieve lifecycle business goals and embrace new and sustainable growth.

Lisa is as effective working with front line staff, partners and communities as she is with officials, executives and boards. She brings the necessary ethics, skills and ownership to mobilize client engagement and drive successful outcomes. In particular, it is her effective planning and implementation abilities that produce consistently exceptional results.

Lisa holds a Ph.D. in Management and Business Administration and a Master in Project Management. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). She is also a recent graduate of Harvard Negotiation Master Class and sits on the Advisory Board of the Global Academic Network.

Lisa is recipient of the 2012 Governor General Gold Medal, awarded for academic excellence, from His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston.

Kirby Gallagher

Founder and CEO, KerryHill PM

Expertise:

Commercial Project Management

Kirby Gallagher, a commercial project leader with 36+ years of experience managing every aspect of commercial real estate, launched Kerryhill in 2004 to deliver a personalized project management service unlike any other in the marketplace. During this time, he has been directly involved in delivering over $120 million in projects for clients—from 1,000 to 100,000 sq. ft. in the Ottawa region.

Prior to launching KerryHill, Kirby was Assistant Vice President, Real Estate, for Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, where he was responsible for the 5.4 million sq. ft. Sun Life commercial real estate portfolio in Eastern Canada. Earlier in his career, he held senior management positions with various institutions and private sector firms in Ottawa and Toronto.

Kirby is a graduate of the two-year Real Estate and Property Management Program from the Ottawa Campus of Algonquin College. He also earned his RPA (Real Property Administrator) designation from the Building Owners and Managers Institute International. Kirby is a past member and previous director of BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) Ottawa as well as a past member of BOMA Toronto.

David B. Christian P.Eng, FMP

Founder and President, DBCtec Solutions Ltd.

Expertise:

Real Property Facilities Management

David has 28+ years of Canadian and international experience developing and delivering a diverse range of real property facilities management consulting solutions. His value-driven approach is straightforward: Build trust in real property program planning, confidence in project development, and quality in facility management.

David is especially drawn to projects that offer lasting societal improvements and benefits. Over the years, he has directly contributed to the success of several multi-million dollar facilities projects and critical initiatives involving Indigenous peoples in Canada, Canadian Peacekeepers, Canadian and international military staff, and citizens of communities engaged in disaster recovery and rebuilding.

No matter where he is asked to travel, David has a knack for assessing local needs, capabilities and potential. In addition to possessing a keen sense of situational awareness, David is experienced at organizing and aligning resources, budgets and schedules to meet the required technical, safety, quality and cultural standards. During his career, David has been deployed across Canada and the Canadian Arctic to the United States, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Sweden, and Haiti.

In addition to these skills, David also has an extraordinary aptitude for mobilizing owners, executive teams, managers, employees, engineers, technicians, tradespeople, suppliers (and many others) to achieve well-organized, high-value, and timely outcomes.

David stays current in his industry by seeking out respected and relevant professional development opportunities. He is a licensed Facility Management Professional with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA, 2015) and is a member of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE).

David has also completed several courses offered by Shipley Associates: Pricing to Win (2014), Writing Federal Proposals (2013), and Managing Federal Proposals (2013). He earned his Professional Engineers of Ontario (1991) and his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Carleton University (1988).

Andrée Paige

Founder and President, The Write Paige Inc.
Co-Founder, NOW Integrated Marketing and Communications

Expertise:

Executive Communications Strategies, Corporate Content, Key and Keynote Messages

Andrée Paige is a C-Level Communications Strategist and Corporate Ghostwriter whose career spans 25+ years working on Parliament Hill, in the private sector, through communications networks, and as a business owner. She has in-depth experience interviewing, profiling or advising business and community leaders as well as their executive teams, employees, clients, vendors and affiliates—helping clients grow (or repair) their public reputations and brands, advance their business objectives or respond to crises.

Working in English or French, Andrée’s expertise includes leadership counsel, crisis communications, communications and digital marketing strategies, advertising and website solutions, and compelling written and visual content to explain, promote or advance business decisions and opportunities. She also manages media and social media relations initiatives, graphic design and print management projects, event coordination, and communications outreach initiatives.

As a business owner of The Write Paige since 2000, Andrée co-founded a joint venture in 2017 called NOW Integrated Marketing and Communications to combine the resources of three C-level marketing and communications strategists, three companies and three networks. From branding, visual content and video production to media relations, advertising and social media outreaches, NOW supports network partners like Meredith Thatcher with triple the resources, as needed, for larger-scale initiatives.

Andrée was selected from across Canada to become a House of Commons Page while attending uOttawa and was also named a recipient of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. She is actively engaged in the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and serves as President of Condo Corporation CCC #214, overseeing a large property with 126 villas and town homes. In 2016, Andrée achieved social media marketing certification by HootSuite Media Inc. (license number: 10194933).

Contact Meredith if you would like to know more about her team and assembling the right mix of consultants for your project.