Our Team

Diadem offers a wealth of experience at a senior level in trucking, rail, marine and intermodal logistics plus marine terminals and transportation covering a diverse commodity spectrum including: forest products, base metals, coal, fertilizer and chemicals. Our expertise extends to sourcing and procurement of raw materials within these commodity groups.

We align our business with strategic partners and subject matter experts who share our commitment to innovation, sustainable value and high impact results. These experts provide our clients with access to highly specialized, reputable and accomplished guidance when required, for example:

  • senior legal counsel
  • specialized engineering and design teams
  • logistics facilities, equipment and service providers
  • strategic communications (government, media and stakeholder engagement advisors), creative and digital expertise, and
  • transportation logistics and costing consultants.

David Montpetit, President

David Montpetit | President, Diadem Group LTD.

David is an accomplished leader with proven ability to align strategy with day-to-day operations and a comprehensive understanding of the rail transportation and port logistics industry. He is also a talented lobbyist who understands legislative process as it relates to the Canadian transportation industry.

David has a proven history of being a highly effective strategic advisor who builds trusting relationships and who can bridge the gaps between and among customers, subject matter experts, business and technical teams, local community stakeholders, provincial/federal governments, media and executives.

His abilities are underpinned by his 30+ years’ experience in project/sales management and contract negotiation/administration. David has held numerous senior leadership roles including Vice President of External Affairs and Logistics with Coalspur Mines Limited where he was responsible for directing the company’s transportation access and operations of rail/port logistics. Since July 2014, David has provided leadership to the Western Canadian Shippers’ Coalition (WCSC) as President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization. WCSC’s mission is to represent, advance and influence views on transportation policy for western Canadian-based members that move mainly resource through the supply chain to domestic and international customers.

David is an active member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.  He is a highly sought contributor and active member of numerous committees and working groups, including the Supply Chain Council of Canada; Transport Canada/NRCan Railway Working Group; Transport Canada Commodity Supply Chain Table; Transport Canada Supply Chain Task Force Roundtables; BC Trucking Association Eco-Certification Program Advisory Committee; Transport Canada Service Contingency Plan Initiative Steering Committee; Transport Canada Supply Chain Recovery Working Group; Active Vessel Traffic Management Program; and Transport Canada National Supply Chain Summit.  Mr. Montpetit has participated on both the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and the Senate of Canada Transport and Communications Standing Committee on various issues related to transportation.

Catherine Hart| Principal, CH Communications

Catherine Hart is a communications professional with more than 30 years of experience in internal and external communications, government, investor and media relations, and stakeholder engagement. Catherine’s extensive experience includes project and issues management, event planning, corporate brand enhancement, website development and is complemented by a strong understanding of the mining and related supply chain industries. Before starting her own consulting firm in 2011, Catherine held corporate communications management positions with Teck Resources Limited and the Elk Valley Coal Partnership.

Catherine’s experience also includes substantial project work related to transportation and logistics issues management. During her tenure with Elk Valley Coal, Catherine was the communications lead on the team that developed the company’s submission to the federal government’s Competition Policy Review Panel in 2008. Catherine was also communications lead on the Elk Valley Coal/Teck Coal government relation’s team, providing strategic communications counsel to support the company’s lobbying efforts related to transportation and logistics project work (rail and port).

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