Maximus Enterprises Ltd. is a management consultancy that works with clients to enhance business processes and systems, and build high-performing teams with well-defined accountabilities to deliver lasting results.












Barbara brings more than 30 years of experience in operations management, project management, change management and business analysis to the design and implementation of significant change projects in large complex organizations. Her experience spans several industries including academia, energy, financial services, First Nations, healthcare, insurance and various BC Provincial ministries.

A key success factor of change initiatives is to maximize the engagement, experience, and passion of the people involved. To that end, Barbara is recognized for her unique ability to approach business issues from the employee, team and organization perspectives, and work with leadership to compress the clutter of large organizational challenges into manageable solutions. Prior to consulting, Barbara held management positions at Westcoast Energy, Greater Victoria Hospital Foundation and Alberta Treasury Branches (ATB). Originally from Alberta, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Calgary.

Barbara is a principal of Maximus Enterprises Consulting.


Tony has over 35 years of senior leadership experience in shipbuilding, ship repair, and heavy manufacturing, Prior to consulting Tony was Vice President and General Manager of both Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards and Vancouver Drydock. In 2013, with the announcement of Vancouver Shipyards as builder of the Non-Combat ships under NSPS, Tony also led the $175M facilities modernization project of Vancouver Shipyards and the building of the first NSPS vessels.

Tony works with clients to address their challenges and business imperatives, bringing a much-needed sense of order to what can feel to them as a chaotic environment. His broad leadership experience within large complex organizations enables him to work with senior executive through to frontline staff to create work environments that maximize operational excellence and customer experience, and foster an environment of impactful coaching, mentoring, and alignment of talent. He is highly effective at identifying root cause issues be it relational, process or people and is able to adeptly recognize opportunities and help businesses transition and close gaps.

Tony is a principal of Maximus Enterprises Consulting.

Our experience both as consultants and former industry leaders, allows us to understand the challenges of managing an operation and a business.

At the outset, while keeping in mind our client’s desired outcomes, we recognize and respect the significance of an organization’s existing culture, its team dynamics and readiness for change. From there, we develop a road map together, tailoring process improvements and solutions to business challenges that our clients know can be successfully implemented and sustained. As the plan unfolds, individual leaders or teams can be effectively coached and mentored as required.

We work with our clients to address their challenges and business imperatives, at their pace, within their culture, bringing a much-needed sense of order to what can feel to them as a chaotic work environment.

We’re honest with our clients about what we can and cannot deliver. We’ll never step into a project that we aren’t able to deliver on. When we engage with you, you’ll find us dedicated and passionate business partners, driven solely by our true desires to deliver success – for you.


Sustainable change is difficult to achieve. Many have tried, many have failed. Our clients engage us because they have recognized that in reality implementing change by themselves has often been a painful and ineffective experience and they have realized the benefit of having outside perspective and expertise.

Our uniqueness lies in our ability to compress the clutter of complex organizational change initiatives into practical and achievable plans that can be effectively implemented.



I have been engaging Barb English and Maximus for over 15 years on a variety of change management, project management, strategic planning, and coaching/mentoring of my teams. Barb has consistently delivered quality, relevant, and client focused solutions for me in my capacity of VP HR.  I highly recommend Barb and Tony!

Barbara Meens Thistle, VP-Human Resources, UBC
University of British Columbia


Seaspan Victoria Shipyards has worked with Maximus Enterprise Ltd. for over 18-months on a variety of projects including executive coaching, organizational change, and process improvement initiatives within our business. I have found Maximus to be very collaborative and quick studies. Their broad experience base allows them to quickly identity the root of the issues and they are at ease in dealing with all levels of our organization. Tony and Barb have a philosophy that the business needs to own the process. This mindset helps ensure that the solutions are lasting and sustainable without their continued involvement.

Tony Winter, VP, Project Delivery
Seaspan Victoria Shipyards


I have had the great pleasure of working with both Barb and Tony on various projects during my career.  Barb facilitated data collection and process improvement initiatives in human resource data collection, reporting and processes, which ultimately led to automation and greater efficiency in those areas.  Her ability to engage end-users by asking probing questions and listening deeply, combined with her ability to simplify complexity helped us to get to the root of issues and create solutions that users could accept and sustain.  Tony’s greatest influence at Seaspan was his relentless focus on process improvement, lean processes and operational efficiency.  His influence was felt across the shipyard operations where he leveraged his knowledge of process analysis and operations, employee engagement and change management to create winning business cases for change and capital investment. His legacy was a change in culture that embraced continuous improvement and operational efficiency.

Nancy McKenzie, former CFO Seaspan ULC
Seaspan ULC


We have enjoyed working with Maximus Consulting. From the start, their knowledge helped direct the construction of our project, with development of questions to appropriately evaluate the goals of our project. The formulation of a detailed report developed from our data was very well composed, easy to view, and thorough. We would not hesitate to involve Maximus in future projects.

Dr. Christine Blyth, General Practitioner in Oncology
BC Cancer Agency


I have had the pleasure of working with Barb on several occasions including on some challenging projects with large groups. I value her ability to work very effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization along with her “can do” approach. Barb’s coaching and facilitation skills are exceptional and ensure individuals or groups move forward to accomplish the goals they want to achieve at the end of the day it is about results and you can count on her to deliver. Barb’s work speaks for itself and is the reason her clients engage her repeatedly. I highly recommend Maximus if you are looking for high quality results.

Janice Ferguson, Former Vice President, Human Resources
Canada Spectra Energy


I had the privilege of working with Barb on four major projects within Fraser Health over the past three years and I was very impressed with her project management skills. From facilitating Prosci workshops for large groups of staff in an organization constantly dealing with change to keeping a very complicated project on time and in check, staying on top of the multitude of documents and keeping them updated was no easy task throughout the tenure of these projects we heavily relied on Barb and trusted her to keep us on track and on time and she certainly delivered.  For any organization looking for end to end service in Project Management, I would highly recommend Maximus.

Yasmeen Sayeed, Manager, Clinical Operations
Fraser Health


Barb has consulted with Frame & Associates Consulting for many years on a range of diversity projects.  She has facilitated focus groups and conducted interviews to identify and address barriers in order to build more diverse and inclusive workplaces. She has designed strategies and implementation plans to achieve organizational change. Barb understands change management and how to create sustainable change in her work. Barb demonstrates her ability to understand complex issues and to adapt her approach to meet the needs of those she is working with. Maximus brings to their work a combination of creativity, compassion, a high level of organization, and effectiveness.

I value Barb’s integrity, intelligence, and consultative and collaborative style, as well as her broad expertise. I strongly recommend her as a senior project manager and change management consultant.

Rebecca Frame, Principal
Frame & Associates


Our organization engaged Barb on what felt like an overwhelming task, with “management-of-change” complexities. Barb’s energy and positive influence in involving and guiding our various stakeholders enabled us to recognize value in many of our “as-is” approaches/processes, which facilitated buy-in.  I have complete confidence in the effectiveness of Barb and Maximus.

Bryan Balmer, Manager, System Integrity Programs (Pipeline Integrity)
FortisBC Energy Inc.