Tony's career has enabled him to facilitate and lead some of the most innovative urban developments in the world.
After completing undergraduate studies at SFU and an Executive MBA at the Saïd Business School (University of Oxford), he spent nearly a decade supporting the family business, a global investment portfolio focused on Asia-Pacific and North America. In positions that included Acting VP of Property Management and General Manager, Tony supported urban planning initiatives, served as the communications lead for collaborative partnership with international companies including the Marriott Hotel Group, and managed an international roster of commercial and residential projects.
Tony's unique background brings a globally inflected, sustainably oriented and truly visionary development approach to Metro Vancouver.
Greg's commitment to public service includes six years as a City Councillor, 10 years as Mayor of the community of Port Coquitlam and a career as a city planner in both the private and public sector. With an undergrad in Urban Geography, Greg’s first phase of his career was as an Urban Planner before entering politics. Before joining icona, Greg was Interim President and CEO of BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC).
His board experience includes serving as a member of TransLink’s Mayors’ Council, where he led the development of the Mayors’ Ten Year Transportation Plan. Greg also served as Chair of the Metro Vancouver Regional District for seven years and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia. He is on the board of Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation and most recently was appointed Chair of BCLC.
With more than three decades of experience in residential and commercial real estate development, Laurie brings broad and comprehensive development and business insight to developers, land owners, institutions and businesses. Areas of expertise include project management and development planning and analysis.
Career highlights include coordinating the RFP, public consultation and policy and rezoning process for the Langara College Masterplan and the Pitt River Road and Harbour Street. He has also coordinated and managed project teams, public consultations and application processes for residential, residential rental and social housing developments.
Karolina is a CPA and CA who brings 13 years of experience in financial auditing, analysis, strategy and decision-making for publicly listed and privately held companies in the real estate sector including construction, real estate investment, property management and development.
Prior to joining icona, Karolina was the Director Of Accounting and Reporting at Hungerford Properties, a firm with award-winning and legacy-inspired commercial and residential projects across Western Canada. She has also held senior finance roles at Pure Industrial and PulteGroup.
Karolina's deep expertise in sector-specific financial management enables her to manage icona's finances and support the company's long-term goals to transform communities and create places that matter.
After earning a degree in architecture in China, Ling Meng went on to earn a Master's degree in Urban Design and a PhD in Urban Planning from the University of Tokyo, Japan's most prestigious university. His formidable and award-winning design skills have helped to shape cities and projects throughout North America and Asia for well over 25 years, including 18 years at Bing Thom Architects as a director and lead urban designer. As a planner, Ling Meng is known for his deep appreciation of the relationship and influences between architecture and the urban context.
Award-winning projects include the Yuxi and DYJ Masterplans, Yuxi China, the Anacostia Waterfront Plan and related Arena Stage complex in Washington, DC, the Trinity Uptown Plan and associated Tarrant County College Campus in Fort Worth Texas, the Surrey City Centre Library and the SFU Sustainable Engineering building.