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 eleven 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 is a senior Director responsible for managing policy and stakeholder relationships for ORBA. During his tenure with the provincial government, Andrew served as senior advisor to the premier of Ontario and several cabinet ministers. Andrew has extensive knowledge of transportation infrastructure policy files, communications, issues management and political decision-making. Working closely with the COO, the ORBA Board of Directors and Committee Members, Andrew liaises with the provincial government, municipalities and other associations to facilitate road infrastructure policy proposals and development.

Doubra Charles Ambaiowei

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

Doubra has developed extensive and practical experience in asphalt research and technical studies, and pavement engineering consulting services. He reports to the ORBA COO and the OAPC Board of Directors.His work specifically supports all technical requirements to promote the quality use of hot mix asphalt, and all other road building materials and construction best practices in general. He has co-authored several papers, and is involved with consultations, training and service delivery geared towards promoting the growth of Ontario’s transportation infrastructure industry. 

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.

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: abigail.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.

Abhinav Gupta
Supervisor, Finance & Admin
Email: abhinav.gupta@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 225

Abhinav is responsible for executing Finance and Administrative functions, such as accounts payable/receivable and events/bank reconciliation. On the administration side, Abhinav is responsible for monitoring supplies for ORBA, and is in charge of ensuring that all IT equipment is up and running at all times. He oversees the accounting department’s daily operations to ensure efficiency and compliance. Abhinav works closely with the Manager of Finance and Administration to ensure that all financial records are accurate.

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.

 

Massimo Oliva                                                                                                                                                                     Policy and Research Assistant                                                                                                                                      Email: massimo.oliva@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 239

Massimo assists with the management of policy and stakeholder relationships for ORBA by helping collect quantitative and qualitative research that will be used to offer evidence-based policy recommendations. He works closely with the Director of Policy and Stakeholder Relations to ensure ORBA is regarded as a strong advocate for its members.

John Zottola                                                                                                                                                                     Manager, Membership Development                                                                                                                       Email: john.zottola@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 222

John is responsible for membership development at ORBA. He has extensive association experience in member recruitment, retention and programs and increasing the value proposition for members. Reporting to the ORBA COO, he works closely with the membership committee to achieve the strategic objectives of growth and industry coverage, while increasing member retention with effective programs and services. He also manages the Driver Licence Status Check Program (DLSC) and the expansion of the ORBA Advantage program.

Ashley Manson                                                                                                                                                                    Manager, Governance Administration                                                                                                                       Email: ashley.manson@orba.org | Telephone: (905) 507-1107 ext. 226

Working under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, Ashley provides senior professional administrative support for the Association’s senior governance bodies, including the ORBA Board, the OAP Council and the Office of the Chief Operating Officer. She is responsible for preparing meeting materials and agendas for Board meetings, recording minutes and providing the necessary follow up respective to meetings.  She also arranges meetings with government stakeholders and various committees. As needed, Ashley provides senior administrative support, preparing correspondence, maintaining schedules and planning travel itineraries for the President of ORBA, Chair of OAPC and the COO.