The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships announced its 2021-2022 Board of Directors. The 30-person board was elected virtually by member organizations at the Council’s annual general meeting. Given the unique nature of the Council, directors come from both the public and private sector. For this coming year, the board is welcoming eight new members.

“We’re pleased to welcome our new 30-member board, which includes a diverse mix of experts intimately involved in the infrastructure and public-private partnership sphere across Canada,” said Mark Bain, Partner, Torys LLP and chair, CCPPP. “We’re also delighted to welcome our new president and CEO Lisa Mitchell, who officially joins the Council next week.

“This is an exciting time for the Council and the sector, with governments committing significant investments to build and maintain the country’s critical infrastructure,” he continued. “There is also tremendous discussion — and debate — on how best to approach this work, from the pros and cons of different models to how to ensure what we build and maintain is resilient in the face of climate change and is inclusive so our communities truly benefit. Our board members will play an active role in helping shape and steer the Council’s positioning on these issues.”

The rest of CCPPP’s 2021-2022 Board of Directors is as follows:

Mark Bain, Partner, Torys LLP and Chair, CCPPP
Johanne Mullen, Partner, PwC Canada and Vice-Chair, CCPPP
Mac Bell, Managing Director, Infrastructure Investments, Fengate Asset Management (NEW)
Linda Brown, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP and Chair, Communications Committee, CCPPP
Brian Budden, President and Chief Executive Officer, Plenary Group North America
Sam Chai, President, Kiewit Canada Development Corporation
Lee Clayton, Senior Vice President, PCL Constructors Inc. (NEW)
Ehren Cory, Chief Executive Officer, Canada Infrastructure Bank
Niilo Edwards, Executive Director, First Nations Major Projects Coalition
Maxine Ethier, Managing Director, Legal, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (NEW)
Marie Foley, Director, P3 Advisory, BTY Group
Cory Grandy, Deputy Minister, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Nuria Haltiwanger, Chair, ACS Infrastructure and CEO, Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras (NEW)
Elisabeth Hivon, Executive Director & Partner, Canada, Meridiam Infrastructure North America
Vince Lalonde, City Manager, City of Surrey, BC (NEW)
Adam Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services, City of Edmonton, AB (NEW)
Michael Ledgett, Partner, Dentons LLP and Corporate Secretary, CCPPP
Michael Lindsay, President and Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Ontario
Paul Mitcham, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, City of Mississauga, ON (NEW)
Steve Nackan, Executive Vice President, President, Concessions, Aecon Group Inc.
Louise Panneton, President, P1 Consulting
Robert Peraita, Vice President, Alternative Project Delivery, Major Projects, Colas Canada
Tim Philpotts, Partner and National Public Sector Transactions Advisory Leader, EY Canada and Treasurer, CCPPP
Carlos Planelles, Managing Director, Infrastructure, North America, ACCIONA Infrastructure (NEW)
David Pratt, President, PRT Group Inc.
Steve Small, Senior Vice President, Integrated Project Delivery, Parsons Corporation
Beata Swist, Managing Director, Global Power and Infrastructure, National Bank Financial
David Thom, President, IBI Group
Kyle Toffan, Deputy Minister, SaskBuilds and Procurement, Government of Saskatchewan
Bing Bing Wang, Partner, Deloitte Canada

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CCPPP would also expressed its appreciation to its outgoing long serving Honorary Chair, The Hon. John Manley and to its outgoing board members for their significant contribution to our efforts to enable innovative and sustainable approaches to public infrastructure development that achieves the best outcomes for Canadians:

Denis Bourassa, former Co-Executive Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Stonebridge Financial Corporation
Stéphane Mailhot, President & Chief Operating Officer, Axium Infrastructure Inc.
Chris Murray, City Manager, City of Toronto; and
Lou Serafini, Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer, Fengate Asset Management



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