Wave Point Consulting Ltd. is a bespoke advisory practice offering strategy, international business development, multimodal transportation, logistics and trade infrastructure solutions. Our purpose is to help organizations thrive thru overcoming the obstacles of moving goods and people to market. Since 2008, we have provided clients with a deep resource pool of senior independent experts who can quickly address key growth and efficiency opportunities of importance to small cap firms, mid-market businesses, and governments.
Managing Director • International Business Strategist • Maritime Transport • Multimodal Logistics Expert
Darryl is a transportation and logistics executive with expertise in international business development, cross-functional team leadership, and competitive market positioning, delivering positive outcomes with robust and sustainable gains. Quoted in leading international publications Bloomberg News, The Journal of Commerce, IHSMarkit/Fairplay and the Financial Times. Darryl has served clients from, or with projects interests in, North America, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, The Gulf Cooperation Council Region, South Africa and South America.
Mr. Anderson integrates global macroeconomic trends with local market conditions, operational insights and regulatory knowledge to enlarge market share and maximize margin for small and mid-cap firms. He helps clients achieve the lowest cost delivery of products utilizing, road, rail, marine transport as well as other logistics options.
Talented and inventive professional with a proven track record of accelerating revenue growth through the strategic and tactical development of transportation networks and process improvement driving revenue growth, cost savings, and market development. Identifies and capitalizes on emerging business ventures to propel an organization to the top tier of its industry. Thus, driving improved business performance, shareholder value and creating competitive advantage.
Darryl’s mission is to help organizations overcome the obstacles of moving goods and people to market. Clients range in size from a $16 billion diversified international shipping company to the leadership teams of private and public sector organizations
Mr. Anderson has established himself as a published researcher and author whose work has informed senior decision makers within government and in businesses across Canada and beyond. As a sought after provider of trade and marine transportation intelligence and advisory services, Darryl Anderson contributes to the Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs, BC Shipping News, Canadian Sailings, Canadian Naval Review, Canadian Transportation Research Forum, the Journal of the Canadian Heavy Oil Association, Frontline Security, Maritime Studies, and Shipping Network, among others. He is a frequent media contact and commentator in news sources such as Bloomberg News, Business in Vancouver, CBC, Canadian Press, CTV, Douglas Magazine, IHS IHS Markit/Fairplay, The Journal of Commerce, The Georgia Straight, The Globe and Mail, Florida Today, Financial Post, Financial Times, SeaTrade Magazine, The Foundry @ Time Inc, The Tyee, The Times Colonist, Vancouver Sun and Wood Business.
He earned his MBA (with Distinction) from the Australian Maritime College, bachelor’s degree from Trinity Western University and a diploma in urban land economic from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Anderson holds a certificate in shipping & maritime operations from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Mr. Anderson serves on the Mercy Ships Canada Advisory Council. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation – North America and APICS representative and member at large, Vancouver Island Region of the Vancouver Chapter.
Senior Associate • Multimodal Freight Transport Economist • Logistics Expert
Philip Davies is a transporation economist who has over thirty years experience in global supply chain market research, dry bulk and containerized freight shipping, and intercity passenger transportation. He has a broad range of transportation consulting experience in diverse fields including aviation, drayage, port operations, goods movement and land use, intermodal facilities, shortline railways, and economic analysis and program review. His project experience includes North America and the Middle East. Mr. Davies holds an MA in Economics and a BA Hon. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan, and received a Diploma from Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation in Transportation Management. He is a Councillor of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum and a member of the International Trade and Transportation Committee at the Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences. He is experienced providing business consulting services in North America and the Middle East. Phil is Principal of Davies Transportation Consulting, Inc.
Senior Associate • Maritime Transport Expert
James (Jim) Frost is a marketing and busines consulting specialist, experienced in marine transportation, port marketing, container shipping, short sea shipping and ferry operations. He managed a container feeder/transshipment service operating between the traditional trading links of Halifax and Boston. He was also marketing manager for Marine Atlantic, a large crown corporation that operates ferry services in Atlantic Canada. From 2005-2008, he was part-time Executive Director of the Halifax Gateway Council. Jim has a B.A. from McGill, an M.A. from Queen’s and an M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s University. He has authored three books and many articles on the business and economic history of the Maritimes as well as several articles on short sea shipping and gateway development. Mr. Frost is President of MariNova Consulting Ltd.
Special Advisor • Multimodal Expert
Dr. Grewal Head of Discipline Logistics, Australian Institute of Business is a former Professor of Port Management and Indian Chair at World Maritime University. He comes from Australia where he has held senior positions at the Australian Maritime College, the Federal Department of Transport and Regional Services, Esperance Port Authority and in the mineral resources industry. Dr. Grewal has led several consultancy projects, including advice to several governments on strategic logistics developments. He has led the master planning of port facilities and intermodal nodes within strategic production-to-market transport networks.
Devinder has been an Adjunct Professor of Transport Economics at the School of Management in the Faculty of Business, Government, and Law, University Canberra, and with the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, Canberra. He has been chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia, Tasmania branch, and vice-chairman of the Australian Capital Territory branch.
For several years, Devinder was an invited member of the Board of Directors of the Transport and Logistics Skills Council (TLISC). TLISC is the only organization funded by the Australian Federal Government to establish national skills standards and provide strategic workforce development advice for the maritime and other transport and logistics sectors. He is also a member of the Transport Research Consortium of Australia.
Devinder is a Master Mariner Class 1 and holds a Masters of Science in Ports and Shipping and also a Ph.D. that addressed quality assurance systems in the United Kingdom freight transport industry.
Marine Transport • Cargo Logistics Expert • Short Sea Shipping Strategist
Holding a Masters license for Near Coastal Waters, Georges’ career has spanned over thirty years, twenty of which as a Senior Chief Officer with two major Canadian shipping companies, Canada Steamship Lines and Upper Lakes Shipping where he managed cargo operations, ship maintenance and confined waters navigation on the Great Lakes, St Lawrence River and East Coast of Canada. With both local and international exposure in marine operations in Europe and Asia, also helped manage ships internationally on many foreign voyages. Georges has extensive experience in Shipyard work, both in actual repair/construction and in a supervisory capacity as ships representative. Georges’ nautical career is the foundation from which he provides marine consultancy today.
Georges LaRoche is a multi-lingual (French/English/Spanish) Ottawa-based marine consultant with over 30 years’ experience managing gearless and self-unloading dry bulk carrier operations on the Great Lakes, St Lawrence, Atlantic region and internationally. Over the span of his career, he has fostered solid relationships with the majority of bulk terminal operators and stevedore community throughout the Great Lakes and East Coast and has earned a reputation as someone who clearly understands the challenges and solutions involved with efficient ship/ship and ship/shore dry-bulk transfer operations. He draws from a deep pool of operational knowledge bringing an experienced mariners’ perspective to the complex environment of managing marine shipping and cargo operations in the Canadian and US inland and coastal waters. Marine industry market research assignments have included being a consultant for an Australasian manufacturer of port equipment as the company explored North American business opportunities. Recently, he was the team lead for a North American trade excursion tour by the Australasian’s company’s senior executives. Regulatory expertise includes ballast water management, biofouling, cargo residue disposal, dust control and other key environmental challenges are other areas of the ship and terminal operations where George has helped develop and manage compliance-based solutions.
Mr. LaRoche has been quoted by the publication TradeWinds (George’s insights appeared in Business Focus: Canada that appeared in November 2017 edition), and more recently IHS Fairplay, as an expert in the shipping industry. He recently co-authored an article for BC Shipping News. He is Managing Director of LaRoche Marine Consulting.
Senior Associate • Tourism Strategy Specialist
Specializes in tourism destination development & management, recreation & land use, and community economic development for clients in the public, not-for-profit, and private sectors. In addition to being a Wave Point Consulting Associate, he founded Larose Research & Strategy in 2013 after nearly 20 years in senior research and management positions in the public and not-for-profit sector. Related tourism project experience includes socio-economic impact analysis of ferries, the BC Marine Tourism Economic Opportunities Analysis, and Destination BC Performance Benchmarking Report. Mr. Larose holds a Master of Arts, from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts, from the University of Victoria.
Senior Associate • Tourism Strategy Specialist
Associate consultant, Ray Freeman, is a principal consultant with Left Coast Insights, an associate faculty member in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Royal Roads University and was the recipient of the 2011 British Columbia Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and the Arts – Tourism Management Research Award. Ray’s career path includes adventure tourism guide, serial entrepreneur, project manager, international business development specialist, tourism/hospitality sector consultant and educator. Ray is a member of the Board of Directors of Tourism Victoria. Ray has worked throughout North and South America, Asia, and Europe. He was awarded a Master of Arts in Tourism Management (Royal Roads University), Tourism & Recreation Resources Management (Lakehead University), Outdoor Recreation Technician (Seneca College). See www.leftcoastinsights.com for more information.
Senior Associate • Transport Infrastructure & Environment Expert
Jonathan Secter, B.S.A., M.S., R.P.Bio has a broad and diverse 35-year career in environmental and resource management and business consulting services within a variety of agencies of the governments of Canada and British Columbia and as a private consultant. Secter’s varied multi-modal transport and infrastructure related specialties include: preparation of strategies for the implementation of planning recommendations and assessment findings; integrated land and natural resource planning; coastal zone and ocean resource systems planning; Aboriginal natural resource issues; environmental impact assessment systems and process; management of environmental regulatory requirements for project and resource development; negotiation and interaction with regulatory authorities on behalf of development clients. He is Principal of Secter Environmental Resource Consulting.
Tracy Byrne, PhD
Senior Research Associate • Editor
Tracy Byrne is an accomplished research consultant with exceptional communication skills. She has 15 years of professional experience as a researcher, analyst and teacher/facilitator and a proven track record of delivering projects on schedule, within budget and to exacting standards of quality. A highly skilled writer and editor, Tracy is adept at tailoring materials for diverse audiences and writes with accuracy, clarity and impact. Tracy holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She is an Adjunct Professor with the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria, B.C. Tracy is currently Director of InsideOut Policy Research, a Victoria, B.C. based consulting company specializing in applied research and professional writing services.
Marcia Anderson provides administrative leadership to the firm. As a Senior Consultant, Marcia is a highly skilled and creative elementary school educator with 22 years of experience. Marcia has developed numerous curricula, year plans, and educational resources. Marcia has participated in the annual Conferences of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities and the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Using this knowledge, and the multimodal transport expertise of the Wave Point team members, Marcia develops age-appropriate educational material for clients such as port authorities. She prioritizes the creation of active, real-world learning opportunities that meet the needs of visual, aural and tactile learners and that support students’ ability to reflect upon and apply their learning. Ms. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Child & Youth Care, and a Certificate in Early Childhood Administration. As an Associate of InsideOut Policy Research, Marcia brings a robust understanding of pedagogy and a passion for education to curriculum development and education outreach projects.