Andrew Ross

J.S. Held’s Inaugural Global Risk Report Examines Potential Business Risks & Opportunities in 2024

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Andrew Ross

Executive Vice President | Building Consulting Practice Lead


+1 778 400 4997 (Office)
9525 201 St, Unit 303
Langley, BC V1M 4A5

Andrew Ross brings more than 30 years of experience in the insurance restoration and building consulting industry to the role of Building Consulting Practice Lead.

Andrew shifted his career from Restoration Project Management to Building Consulting in 2005 and has since been involved in estimating, damage assessment, construction contract administration, expert opinion reports, appraisal (both umpire and appraiser roles) and onsite project monitoring. He has had extensive involvement in numerous major loss assignments and has consulted on large, complex insurance losses including high-rise residential and office buildings, apartment complexes and condominiums, institutional facilities, healthcare facilities, cruise ships, and manufacturing and industrial facilities. In addition, Andrew has coordinated and executed large-scale catastrophe responses and liaised with local governments, insurer groups and NGOs on coordinated disaster recovery projects.

Prior to joining J.S. Held, Andrew was the COO of SPECS Limited, the largest building consulting firm in Canada, which was acquired by J.S. Held in September of 2019. As COO at SPECS, Andrew was responsible for implementing business strategy, managing business performance and growth, developing and implementing quality assurance programs, developing and implementing streamlined, metric-based operational platforms, and fostering a high-performing, values-based team culture across the organization.

Andrew was a contributor to J.S. Held's 2024 Global Risk Report.