Economic and socio-economic analysis, program evaluation
B.Comm., University of Alberta
M.A. Political Economy, Institute of Social Studies (the Netherlands)
Associated with firm since: 2006
Trade and business development, manufacturing, international community development
Mr. Gray brings a cross-section of private, not-for-profit and public sector research and operations experience to his consulting work at Nichols Applied Management. He has experience in the construction, energy services, environmental and community development sectors, focusing on business development and production initiatives, both locally and internationally. This broad exposure provides him with first-hand professional experience working within various organizational models and key sectors in the provincial economy.
Much of Ian’s work with Nichols Applied Management is assessing effects of industrial development on the human environment in the province. He has worked on a number of social and economic assessment and forecasting studies related to oil sands (mines, in situ and upgraders), hydro, pipeline, mining and conventional energy developments. Areas of focus include population and economic impact modeling, housing effects, traffic analysis, understanding of labour force mobility and social infrastructure effects, key stakeholder and aboriginal consultation, community relations and social responsibility. While the majority of work has centered on new projects, Ian has also worked on estimating and mitigating impacts from industry closures.
Ian is also active in the firm’s evaluation and market research practices. Past program evaluation work includes northern employee incentives, affordable housing, seniors’ accommodation standards, and workplace essential skills training for the provincial government. Past market research studies have included the housing and conventional energy input sectors.
Ian provides support in quantitative and qualitative research, analysis and program evaluation. He is fluent in Spanish.
Email: Ian Gray