Company Overview

Greenford Associates

Providing strategy development services to all sectors.

About Richard

Richard Summers, President of Greenford Associates Ltd., has developed, managed and executed strategy as a naval officer, senior public servant, business executive, and not-for-profit board chair. Richard served for 20 years as a naval officer where, among other things, he implemented a Human Resources Strategic Planning capability. He moved to Vancouver where he was an executive and owner in several companies. He came to Victoria to join the federal public service before taking up consulting. Richard says,

“The one thing I’ve learned is that whether it’s building libraries in Ontario, planning petrochemical plants in the Caribbean, or making the public sector more responsive, nothing gets done unless your leaders are committed to the strategic plan.”

More than strategic planning expertise, Richard brings an understanding of the entire process, which starts with clients being ready to plan and continues through to successful execution of their strategic plan.

Richard Summers, PEng, PMP Strategy Development Consultant


“Richard Summers was brought in as the Strategy Manager [of the Fleet Maintenance Facility in Victoria] to help the leadership team refocus and re-energize the shipyard… Richard was extraordinarily adept at balancing the need to have focused strategy implementation while ensuring that the strategy was adapted to a changing environment. His success was such that the leadership of the Navy endorsed him becoming the Strategic Manager for both the East and West Coast Fleet Maintenance Facilities.”

Captain (Navy) Don Smith (Retired)
Former Head of the Fleet Maintenance Facility
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“I would highly recommend Richard as a key Strategic Planning Leader. He will readily engage and develop from basic principles with a final strategic plan that links objectives and costs to effectively support a wide range of industry sector needs.”

Derek Hughes
CanPM Consulting Inc
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“[As] President of British Columbia Mainland Division (BCMD) of The Navy League of Canada…Richard provided strategic leadership… Richard had laid out a plan, engaged the BCMD Executive and we were all rewarded with an increase in the total number of Sea Cadets in BC and new youth programs in two communities.”

David Hood
President, BCMD
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“[Richard’s] understanding of creating a strategic framework for the industrial marine sector to progress with its critical issues and building constructive relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, was key to the success of the [West Coast Shipbuilding & Repair] Forum and its many accomplishments. “

Captain (Navy) Alex Reuben (Retired)
Former Chair of the West Coast Shipbuilding & Repair Forum
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“With Richard, you can expect a thoughtful and proactive approach to the planning process, along with a strong desire to see the executable plan work through implementation and evaluation.”

Margo Jeske
Director, Brian Dickson Law Library, University of Ottawa
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If you are interested in learning how Richard can help your organization, please call 250-588-5463 or 250-507-6057 or fill out the form below.