Bess Ashby

Bess Ashby is the Senior Research Director of our Toronto office. In this role, she is responsible for managing the majority of large-scale projects completed by Malatest in the Toronto area, as well as managing many projects completed for the Government of Ontario. Bess has 25 years of research experience, 22 years of which have been at the research management level. She is responsible for liaising with clients and stakeholder groups, providing training and guidance to staff, designing and evaluating survey instruments, developing performance measurement plans, completing qualitative and quantitative analysis of data, and compiling and disseminating information to clients.

Bessí major clients in recent years include the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Metrolinx/GO Transit, and the Region of Peel. She has managed multiple projects for each of these clients, providing her with extensive experience conducting large quantitative studies and collecting in-depth qualitative data.