Patrick Allard has over 25 years of experience managing and implementing a range of environmental projects for government and industrial clients in North and South America, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Australia. Patrick specializes in ecological risk assessment, environmental monitoring, and biodiversity management. He has delivered projects in various settings including ports and harbours, water and land developments, mining, pulp and paper, and petrochemical industries. His professional skills include project management, quantitative risk analysis, ecological modeling, design and implementation of field studies and monitoring programs, and analysis and interpretation of data. Patrick’s work often supports risk management, including preparation of remedial action plans/risk management plans.
Patrick is a lead author of technical guidance for monitoring marine oil spills in Canada’s Pacific Region and he has investigated the interactions of microplastics with endangered whale species. Patrick has led several institutional training programs (domestically and abroad) and participated in a one-year assignment that identified marine conservation strategies for one of the world’s most diverse areas, the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Patrick uses defensible and transparent science, in combination with inputs from stakeholders and First Nations, to support clients in making informed and cost-effective environmental management decisions.
Patrick has a wide variety of deep interests, including sailing, astronomy, ocean swimming and martial arts. He is currently on indefinite medical leave.