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The Wessex Capital principals bring deep professional experience and a significant financial commitment to building leading architecture, design and engineering practices.

 

Ian Tudhope

Ian Tudhope
C.Dir, Partner

As co-founder of Tudhope Associates in 1984, Ian was responsible for the company’s growth into Canada’s leading brand consulting and design practice. For twenty years he provided strategic planning and brand counsel to leading corporations and consumer businesses in North America.

In 2000 he completed the sale of the firm to Omnicom, and the subsequent integration with its subsidiary Interbrand, the world’s leading brand consultancy with 36 offices in over 28 countries. As Co-CEO and then Chairman of Interbrand Canada, Ian developed corporate strategy and cultural integration while building global performance and recognition.

Ian is Past-Chair of OCAD University, where creativity and innovation are nurtured to enrich the future of our culture and economy. As a graduate of the Director's College at McMaster University, Ian is a chartered professional corporate director. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program-AMP 170.


Andrew Bergmann

Andrew Bergmann
P.Eng, Partner

Andy is a graduate of the University of Waterloo engineering program. In 1992, Andy led the purchase of Yolles Partnership, a well respected Canadian structural engineering firm that had completed many prestigious projects such as First Canadian Place in Toronto, Canary Wharf in London, and Battery Park City in New York. As CEO, Andy and his team grew Yolles into a 300 person global engineering practice with offices in Canada and the UK, and successfully completed large complex building projects around the world. During this period, Yolles was nominated for five successive years as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

When Yolles joined Halcrow in 2005, Andy became Managing Director of Halcrow Yolles, the 800 person multi-disciplined international building engineering arm of British based Halcrow. During this time, Andy and the Yolles team strengthened and grew the Halcrow Yolles business group, completing many projects in the UK, North America and the Middle East.

In 2009, Andy left Halcrow and co-founded Wessex Capital Partners with Ian Tudhope. As a member of YPO and other current and former boards, Andy has 30 years of experience in professional consulting and management.