Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, has announced that 10 professionals have been appointed as the Board of Directors of the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Their appointments were made following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process that attracted a range of talented and experienced candidates that reflect Canada’s linguistic, cultural, and regional diversity. The board members are:
Kimberly Baird – founder of Kim Baird Strategic Consulting and former elected Chief and Strategic Initiatives Director of the self-governing Tsawwassen First Nation.
Jane Bird – senior policy advisor at Bennett Jones
Dave Bronconnier – president and chief executive officer of Interloq Capital Inc. and former mayor of Calgary
James Cherry – former president and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal
Michèle Colpron – former senior vice-president of financial management with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Bruno Guilmette – president of the Plan A Capital Advisory Committee
Christopher Hickman – chairman and chief executive officer of Marco Group of Companies
Poonam Puri – practising lawyer and affiliated scholar at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Stephen Smith – co-founder, chair, and chief executive officer of First National Financial LP
Patricia Youzwa – chair of the Pooled Funds Advisory Committee for Greystone Managed Investments, former president and CEO of SaskBuilds
As an arm’s length Crown corporation, the Canada Infrastructure Bank is governed by its independent Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the governance and oversight that will enable the Canada Infrastructure Bank to successfully deliver on its mandate. The Board is led by Janice Fukakusa, who was appointed Chairperson in July 2017.
“The appointment of the Board of Directors is another important milestone towards the Canada Infrastructure Bank becoming operational,” said Amarjeet Sohi, minister of infrastructure and communities. “The range of expertise and experience that these directors bring is invaluable to the success of the Bank and to the investments that it will make in Canadian communities, which will create good jobs across the country.”