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Working Groups

Municipal Engagement Advisory Group

The Municipal Engagement Advisory Group, created in spring 2023, meets virtually, bimonthly.


The purpose of the Municipal Engagement Advisory Group is to provide advice, insights, and opinions to management to support the development of the Municipal Engagement Strategy for consideration by the Communications Committee of the Board of Directors. The goal of the strategy is to raise awareness of P3s to support municipal infrastructure development, asset management and to build a pipeline of projects.


The Municipal Engagement Advisory Group consists of one representative from membership organizations that choose to participate, on a first-come, first-serve basis with up to 20 members who represent municipalities or are actively engaged in the development and delivery of municipal infrastructure, such as public transit, water and wastewater treatment, roads and bridges. Interested members can contact Michelle Coates Mather @ [email protected]

Meet the Members

  • Tom Barlow, Commitee Chair and Partner, Fasken
  • Sam Johnson, Committee Vice Chair and Director of Development, Graham Capital
  • Stacey Crawford, Director of Economic Development, City of Mission, BC
  • Luca Fiore, Manager of Estimating & Procurement, Amico Affiliates
  • Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson, Managing Director, Infrastructure Development, EllisDon Capital
  • Daniel Herscovitch, Development Manager, Bird Capital
  • Mario Iacobacci, Partner, Economic Advisory, Deloitte Canada
  • Asif Kurji, Senior Advisor, Consultant, Capital Investments and Infrastructure, City of Calgary
  • Ryan Legere, Associate Vice President, Water, AECOM
  • Fraser McDonald, Vice President, Strategy Corp
  • Wesley Muir, Manager of Business Development, Veolia North America
  • Edward Ng, Partner, Infrastructure and Project Finance Advisory, EY
  • Greg Oberti, Partner, Capital Projects & Infrastructure, PwC Canada
  • Lisa Rowswell, Senior Solicitor (Team Lead – Procurement), Legal Services, City of Winnipeg
  • Marianne Smith, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Josh Van Deurzen, Partner, Torys LLP
  • Michael Van Horne, General Manager Canada and U.S. Real Estate, HomeServe
  • Shalin Yeboah, Director, Program Management & Planning Transit Expansion Office, City of Toronto

Awards Committee

The Council's Awards Commitee is an expert panel of knowledgeable and objective Canadian leaders who set the guidelines and judge applications submitted to the National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s.

The committee also determines what projects will be the subject of three annually produce case studies and review content before it is published each fall.

Meet the Members

  • Brad Nicpon, Chair of the Awards Selection Committee and Partner, McCarthy T├ętrault LLP
  • Shariq Alvi, Managing Director, Infrastructure and Project Finance, CIBC
  • Rupesh Amin, Managing Partner, Infrastructure & Development, Forum Equity Partners
  • Derron Bain, Managing Director, Concert Infrastructure
  • Peter Hepburn, Managing Director and Head, Infrastructure and Project Finance, National Bank Financial Markets
  • Sherena Hussain, Founder, Academic Collaboration Consulting (ACC)
  • Dr. Alan Russell, Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia
  • Lindsay Wright, Partner, Global Infrastructure Advisory – Deal Advisory, KPMG LLP