Ontario Road Builders’ Association
The Road House
365 Brunel Road, Unit #1
Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1Z5
Telephone: 905-507-1107
Fax: 905-890-8122
Email: info@orba.org
Website: www.orba.org 

BHocking

Bryan Hocking
Chief Operating Officer, Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA)
Email: bryan.hocking@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 224

Bryan is the principal professional in the organization and as such is responsible for its staff of ten full-time ORBA employees. He is also responsible for the development and execution of tactical and operational plans, overall responsibility for budgeting and financial administration, policy and stakeholder relations, government relations, marketing and communications, member services, events and education programs.  Bryan works closely with the President, the Executive Committee and the Board in the development and execution of ORBA’s Strategic Plan; providing both strategic and operational direction. He advises the Board and operating committees on the prioritization and implementation of policy directives and industry issues, expedites decisions made by the Board and ensures that they are aligned with ORBA’s overall objectives.

Andrew Hurd
Director, Policy and Stakeholder Relations
Email: andrew.hurd@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 223

Andrew manages policy and stakeholder relationships for ORBA. As well as working with the provincial government, municipalities and other associations to facilitate road infrastructure policy proposals and development, Andrew will be working to ensure that the association is regarded as a strong advocate for its members.

Doubra Charles Ambaiowei

Doubra Charles Ambaiowei
Technical Director
Email: doubra.ambaiowei@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 232

Doubra has extensive experience on technical studies, case studies and research relating to material assessments and characterization of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) mixtures and has co-authored several studies. He reports to the ORBA COO and works closely with and under the guidance of the OAPC Executive Director to support all OAPC technical requirements and promote the quality use of HMA mixtures to its members and stakeholders. He also provides general support for all other road building materials and construction best practices.

Jafar Chowdhury
Manager, Finance and Administration
Email: jafar.chowdhury@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 221

Jafar is responsible for administering the day-to-day internal finances, human resources and general administration for the ORBA operations.  Working closely with the COO, he ensures proper functioning of all financial administration and financial processes, including accounting and budgets as well as employee payroll and benefits.  On the administration side of his responsibilities, Jafar is responsible for developing, reviewing and improving the office administrative systems and procedures, ensuring that the office is stocked with necessary supplies and that all equipment is working and properly maintained.

Sharon Headley
Manager, Events and Education
Email: sharon.headley@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 228

Sharon is responsible for all ORBA events and educational programs.  She oversees the planning and execution of ORBA’s Convention, Golf Tournament, and Holiday Gala to name a few,  including budgeting, securing speakers, logistics and event sponsorships.

Abigail Wright Pereira
Director, Marketing and Communications
Email: abbi.wright@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 227

Abigail is responsible for developing and executing the marketing and communications initiatives for both ORBA and OAPC to meet the strategic goals and objectives of the association. She is staff liaison for the Marketing and Plant & Paving committees. Abigail oversees the production of all print and electronic magazines, websites and newsletters as well as public relations for both OAPC and ORBA.

Jasvinder Singh
Events and Education Coordinator
Email: jasvinder.singh@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 231

Jasvinder assists with the organization and execution of all event and exhibit planning. She is responsible for venue sourcing, registration and preparing sponsorship and exhibitors packages. She is also responsible for organizing the Road Building Academy, continuing education portfolio, course research, instructor sourcing, job grant information, enrollment and administration.