John Foster

John Foster


As Regional Director, based in DGA Group’s Calgary office, John has responsibility for delivery of DGA Canada services in North America and the Pacific region and for the operations of DGA Construction Consultants (Canada) Ltd and Hambleton Risk Management (Canada) Ltd.

With over 40 years' experience in construction and commercial management -largely in senior appointments with prominent international contractors - John has a proven track record of solving major construction problems and disputes.

He has an in-depth understanding of the development, negotiation and settlement of time and monetary claims, and has had extensive involvement in estimating construction costs for major building and civil projects. John has also managed construction works and related planning processes. John has spent over 35 years on overseas assignments, latterly as the Director of Commercial Services for the Hong Kong-based Gammon Group, and has served as an officer of professional bodies and acted as industry representative on several committees responsible for the development of standard documents and procedures.

He has internationally renowned skill in forensic analysis of construction delay and cost and has acted as Expert witness and been cross-examined in several major international Litigation, Arbitration and other dispute resolution proceedings.

“I have nothing but respect and admiration for the professionalism, integrity and dedication which John has applied to every project on which we have worked together, and the highest regard for the sensible commercial perspective he invariably adopts”

Sundaresh Menon

Managing Partner, Rajah & Tann LLP

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