Our Advisory Board

Our advisory board provides experienced counsel sharing their experiences from having navigated through challenges similar to the ones we face, and already achieved the success we envision for LandSolutions.

Meet our Advisory Board.

Hector J Jacques, O.C., M.Eng. D.Comm. (Hon), P.Eng. FEIC, D. Law (hon)

Board Member

Mr. Jacques is a charismatic leader with a passion for helping companies achieve best-in-class people, services and products. He is a visionary with a hands-on approach to delivering his ideas. Mr. Jacques shares our values and commitment to attracting, retaining and supporting top talent to continue to differentiate our business as we move into the next phase of our strategic plan.

Mr. Jacques was a founding partner of Jacques Whitford and Associates Limited in 1972, an environmental engineering firm. Under his guidance as CEO, the firm grew to 45 offices across North America, and internationally with more than 1,700 highly trained professionals worldwide. Upon his retirement in 2009, the company was sold to Stantec. Since then, he has served as a director and chaired numerous other businesses and institutional boards.

  • General Certificate of Education, University of Cambridge
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
  • Masters in Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia
  • 1983 – Engineering Award for Distinctive Achievement in the Practice of Engineering, Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia
  • 1986 – Beaubien Award for Distinctive Achievement, Association of Consulting Engineers
  • 1993 – Canada 125 Anniversary Medal
  • 1994 – Distinction of Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada
  • 1995 – Honorary Doctorate of Commerce, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax
  • 1996 – Atlantic Canada Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 1997 – Distinction of Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering
  • 2001 – Honorary Doctorate of Law, Acadia University, Wolfville
  • 2001 & 2005 – Honorary Doctorate of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax
  • 2001 – Inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame
  • 2002 – Gold Medal, Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia
  • 2006 – Petroleum Pioneer, Offshore Technologies Association of Nova Scotia
  • 2007 – Officer of the Order of Canada