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Cath Schefer

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer – Global

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Cath is Stantec’s chief operating officer—Global. She oversees Stantec’s global operations outside of North America including Europe, Africa & India, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and South America. Cath leads business strategy, operations management, delivery of professional services, and financial performance across Stantec’s global operations.

Cath has over 30 years of experience in design, construction, and program management of major infrastructure projects and programs. Her expertise lies in operational and client management; she has led the successful bidding, mobilization, and management of multimillion-dollar programs of work, as well as the management of large, multidisciplinary teams.

Since joining Stantec in 2016, Cath most recently served as executive vice president for Stantec’s Global region, having overall responsibility for the performance of all business operations outside of North America.

With a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Leeds in the UK, Cath is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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