Board of Directors

The Council's activities are overseen by a Board of Directors and Executive made up of members from across Canada. The following is the Board list for 2020-2021.

  • John ManleyHonorary Chair, CCPPP

    The Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C., served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada until 2018, representing the CEOs and entrepreneurs of 150 leading Canadian companies. A former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, he was first elected to Parliament in 1988, and served four terms. From 1993 to 2003 he served in Cabinet consecutively as Minister of Industry, Foreign Affairs, and Finance. As Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister, he led the government’s response to the 9/11 attacks, ultimately serving as counterpart to Governor Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.  Since leaving government in 2004, Mr. Manley has continued to be active in public policy, currently as chair of the Advisory Council of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and the Canadian Branch of the Trilateral Commission, and as a member of the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution and the Wilson Center Global Advisory Council. An Officer of the Order of Canada, he is Chair of CIBC, one of Canada’s largest financial institutions, and also serves on the boards of other publicly traded companies. Prior to entering politics, Mr. Manley practiced law, having graduated as gold medalist in common law at the University of Ottawa and serving as law clerk to the Chief Justice of Canada. He is the recipient of six honorary doctorates.

  • Chair, CCPPP

    Mark Bain is a partner at Torys, where he acts as head of the Public-Private Partnerships practice, and co-head of the Infrastructure and Energy practice.

    Mark is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s leading infrastructure and project finance lawyers. He has acted on more than 80 major public-private partnership transactions across Canada and internationally. His experience spans many infrastructure sectors including power, water, broadband, transport, rail, public transit, ports, health care, education, justice, pipelines, Indigenous projects and urban redevelopment.

    Mark has represented all of the principal parties to such transactions, including sponsors, equity investors, lenders, underwriters, contractors, service providers and public authorities.

  • Denis Bourassa is a Co-Founder and is Co-CEO and a Managing Partner of Stonebridge Financial Corporation, a company incorporated in late 1998 specializing in project financing. Stonebridge’s activities focus on energy and infrastructure (PPP) projects, through financing advisory, financial arranger financial intermediation services. Stonebridge has successfully closed over $5.0 billion in financing transactions since its inception and has over $3.0 billion assets under management for a number of Canadian financial institutions, primarily life insurance companies and pension funds. Most recently, Stonebridge has established on of the first Canadian Infrastructure Debt Fund, which stands presently at $500 million of which over 80% has already been invested.

    The main responsibility of Denis, in addition to co-managed Stonebridge, is to lead Stonebridge project finance teams as well as to focus on business development and strategy.

    Denis has over 35 years of financing experience. He spent his first few years in the banking system working first with one of the Canadian chartered bank followed by one of the largest Schedule B banks. In 1989, he joined Mutual Life of Canada to open the Eastern Canada corporate loans office in Montreal. During these years, Denis was involved in all major energy projects in Eastern Canada from hydroelectric, gas cogeneration, biomass, and biogas to wind powered projects. By 1997, Denis spent all his time in project financings, as he became Director, Project Financing for Mutual Life. In addition to the energy sector, Denis was involved in other infrastructure projects including: hospital and nursing home projects; university and school projects; water and wastewater projects; highway projects, waste disposal and composting projects. Several of them were done through Public Private Partnerships.

    Denis is a graduate of the Laval University where he received a Bachelor in Economics in 1979, and his M.B.A. in 1981. He is currently member of the Board of Directors for The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships as well as member of CANWea, CCAB (Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business) and FNPA (First Nation Power Authority) of Saskatchewan.

  • Linda is a partner in the Business Law and Financial Services groups in Vancouver. She is also a member of the firm’s Board of Partners and of the Audit Committee of the Board of Partners.

    Linda’s practice is centred on projects and project finance, with an emphasis on infrastructure projects and assisting clients with the bidding process on the original procurement of the project through to financial close, as well as with refinancings, mergers and acquisitions and other secondary market transactions in respect of completed projects. The other focus of Linda’s practice is financial services, assisting corporate and project borrowers with the establishment of capital markets platforms, credit agreements and issuances of debt securities.

    Linda has been an instructor for Business and Professional Programs at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia Law School. She is also the president and board chair of Ballet BC.

    She received her LLB from the University of British Columbia in 1988 and was called to the British Columbia bar in 1990 and the Ontario bar in 2018. She served as law clerk to Justice Douglas Lambert of the British Columbia Court of Appeal from 1988 to 1989.

  • Brian has significant experience across a full spectrum of public-private partnership projects in Canada and the United States. He joined Plenary approximately 12 years ago, originally leading, structuring and closing project bids before taking over leadership of the North American Origination and Commercial teams in 2014. Two years later, he was appointed president and CEO. He sits on the boards for all of Plenary’s North American projects, currently representing roughly $20 billion in project value.

    Under Brian’s leadership, Plenary has been recognized with awards for Most Admired Corporate Cultures (Waterstone Human Capital), Best Workplaces in Financial Services (Fortune), and Best Workplaces Overall (ranked #2 nationwide in 2019), and has received designation in both Canada and the U.S. as a Great Place to Work, among multiple other industry accolades.

    Before joining Plenary, Brian practiced corporate restructuring at a Bay Street law firm. He exited law by returning to receive his MBA from Dartmouth College (Tuck). He then led acquisitions, divestitures and strategic initiatives at a subsidiary of Magna International. Brian is a member of YPO and has been active in mentoring and service on charitable boards.

  • Sam Chai is president of Kiewit Development Company, the project investment and development arm of Kiewit. He leads a highly motivated, cross-border team of investment and development professionals in North America focused on landmark projects across a broad range of energy and infrastructure sectors.

    Since joining Kiewit in 2013, Sam has served as head of finance, head of asset development and chief operating officer. Under his leadership, Kiewit has developed and invested in notable P3 projects including the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project in New York/New Jersey, the Tłıchǫ All-Season Road project in the Northwest Territories, the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project in Alberta, the Central 70 project in Colorado and the Waterloo Light Rail Transit, East Rail Maintenance Facility and Confederation Line Extension projects in Ontario.

    Prior to joining Kiewit, Sam was vice president in the infrastructure advisory and development group at a global investment bank. In that role, Sam led numerous development pursuits, investor relation activities, and financial and commercial advisory engagements for both public and private clients in Australia, Canada and the U.S. Prior to that, Sam held both consulting and public sector roles in the Australian energy market.

  • As Chief Executive Officer, Ehren is focused on the CIB’s strategic direction including implementing the $10 Billion Growth Plan to accelerate infrastructure investment in Canada and building the CIB as a results-oriented organization.

    Prior to joining the CIB, Ehren was the president & CEO of Infrastructure Ontario, a provincial Crown agency responsible for financing, building and enhancing the value of Ontario’s infrastructure and real estate assets. In addition to his four years as CEO, he also spent four years with the agency in executive roles responsible for the successful transaction structuring, tendering and delivery of billions of dollars in infrastructure projects.

    Prior to joining Infrastructure Ontario, Ehren was a partner at McKinsey & Company in Toronto, where he served as a leader in the Public Sector and Capital Projects practices, advising clients in both the private and public sectors.

    Ehren is a graduate of the MBA program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, where he graduated with distinction. He also received an Honours degree in Business Administration (HBA) from the University of Western Ontario.

  • Niilo Edwards is the Executive Director of the First Nations Major Project Coalition, a national First Nation-led not-for-profit business capacity organization. Niilo has been involved with the organization since its establishment in 2015.

    He is responsible for the overall organizational strategy including the management of technical services provided to coalition members to assist them in participating in major infrastructure projects on a commercial basis. Prior to this role, Niilo served as an advisor to the First Nations Financial Management Board.

    Niilo also has experience working with First Nations at the community level on governance and business planning matters. From 2006 to 2013, he served as an advisor to the Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples. In 2019, Niilo joined the University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy Initiative advisory council for Canadian energy policy.

    Niilo received an education in public administration and applied ethics at the University of Ottawa. He achieved certification as a sommelier to advance his personal interest in wine.

  • Marie is a Director at BTY and leads the firm’s award-winning P3 Advisory team for North America. She has 18 years of industry experience. Marie joined BTY in 2014.

    She is an industry leader in providing lenders’ technical advisory services for P3 projects across North America and abroad. She also specializes in risk management, life cycle reviews, facilities management advisory and reserve fund studies. She has led technical due diligence services on more than 100 Design-Build-Finance-Maintain P3 projects in Canada, United States and Turkey.

    As BTY’s Director of P3 Advisory Services in North America, Marie oversees delivery of technical advisory, transaction advisory, payment certification, transaction advisory and refinancing technical due diligence services. Her portfolio comprises projects in the transportation, energy, health care, security, education, recreation, culture and telecommunication sectors. Marie is a member of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). She is also a LEED Accredited Professional.

  • Cory Grandy was appointed Deputy Minister of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure on September 9, 2020. He began his career with the public service in Newfoundland and Labrador immediately following his graduation from Memorial University in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Civil). After a relatively short period in the Department of Works, Services and Transportation, Cory spent eight years in the Department of Education in various positions such as school planning consultant and both manager and director of school construction in acting capacities.

    In 2008, he took on the task of implementing the Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy as the director of waste management and later municipal infrastructure and planning in the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment. In 2012, Cory was appointed as the assistant deputy minister of the Works Branch in the Department of Transportation and Works. Following a departmental reorganization in 2017, he became the assistant deputy minister of the new Infrastructure Branch leading the province’s infrastructure portfolio including the planning, design and construction of education, health and justice facilities, as well as infrastructure in support of the provincial transportation system.

    In 2019, Cory was appointed associate deputy minister of transportation and works. He also spent a short but highly valued period as a cabinet officer with Executive Council.

  • Since early 2011, Elisabeth has served as the Executive Director for Meridiam Infrastructure for their Canadian operations. She was part of the team that closed, in the spring of 2014, the successful Waterloo LRT Phase I project. She has also participated in the pursuit of recent Canadian projects such as the Edmonton Valley Line LRT and the Saint John Water Treatment Plant. In early 2012, Elisabeth was involved in closing the NE Anthony Henday project with her partners at Hochtief and ACS.

    Prior to joining Meridiam, Elisabeth worked for SNC-Lavalin Capital where she was involved in a number of projects in Western Canada. She was the lead in closing the SE Stoney Trail Project and also acted as the CEO of the project company.

    Elisabeth also worked for the predecessor of Infrastructure Quebec where she worked on the CHUM project and Montreal Symphony Orchestra projects.

    She is a geotechnical engineer by training and holds an MBA and the CFA charter.

  • Corporate Secretary, CCPPP

    Michael centres his practice on corporate and commercial law, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, public private partnerships, and the transportation industry.

    His corporate commercial and transactional practice serves businesses (domestic and foreign), governments and their agencies and not-for-profit organizations.

    His P3/Smart Cities practice serves governments and their agencies, as well as private sector developers, operators, lenders and investors on P3 and Smart Cities projects.

    His transportation industry practice serves primarily the bus, port, rail, transit and truck sectors of the industry. His practice also embraces the emerging world of autonomous vehicles. His transportation practice serves governments and their agencies, as well as private sector participants in the industry.

    Michael is recognized as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in The Legal 500 Canada (Infrastructure and Projects; Transport – Other Transport; The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Transportation: Road & Rail; Lexpert Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers as one of “Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers.”

  • Michael Lindsay is President and CEO of Infrastructure Ontario (IO). Appointed to the role in November 2020, he works closely with his executive team and with partners in both the public and private sectors to build, manage, finance and enhance the value of the province's assets.

    In 2019, he rejoined Infrastructure Ontario as president, project delivery, bringing his extensive experience supporting a range of innovative public and private partnerships.

    Previously, Michael served as special advisor to the Government of Ontario on the upload of the Toronto subway system. He also previously served as head of strategic partnerships & government for the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO).

    As the global director of infrastructure planning & advisory at Hatch, Michael helped governments create public private partnerships, and helped private investors effectively negotiate the terms and scope of those partnerships.

    From 2014 to 2016, Michael was senior vice president of commercial projects at Infrastructure Ontario. In that role, he was responsible for commercial transactions related to the financing, development, and divestiture of public assets in Ontario (e.g. land, buildings, services). His team structured P3s related to energy, transit and social infrastructure, and contracted private entities to deliver services through a range of outsourced models.

    Prior to this, Michael was an associate principal with McKinsey & Company, where he was a core leader of the Canadian public sector practice. He helped provincial and federal ministries reduce costs, improve service, and analyze the effectiveness of money spent on economic development and innovation.

    Michael is a graduate of Oxford (MPhil) and Queen's University (BAH).

  • Stéphane Mailhot is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Axium Infrastructure Inc, an independent portfolio management firm dedicated to generating long-term investment returns through investing in core infrastructure assets.

    Since its creation in 2009 and driven by its team of infrastructure investment specialists with decades of combined experience acquiring, developing, financing, operating and managing infrastructure assets, Axium has established itself as one of Canada's most experienced infrastructure equity investors. Stephane oversees the operations of the firm, is a member of the firm's investment committee, chairs its risk overview committee and sits on the board of the general partners to each fund.

    Prior to joining Axium in 2009, he was vice-president of SNC-Lavalin Investments division where he was responsible for the evaluation, negotiation and management of investments in infrastructure and public-private partnership projects. Over a 10-year period, he developed extensive experience in analyzing, bidding, acquiring, structuring, financing, building and overseeing the operations of many of SNC-Lavalin's strategic infrastructure investments.

    Before that, he was SNC-Lavalin's assistant treasurer where he was in charge of cash management, foreign currency exchange contracts, bank guarantees and documentary credit activities. He also took part of multiple merger & acquisition transactions.

  • Johanne Mullen is a Partner and National Capital Projects and Infrastructure Leader with PwC.

    Johanne has 20 years of experience in the areas of project finance, structured finance, public-private partnerships and financial advisory. She is a trusted advisor to both the public and private sectors, structuring and placing financing for large projects in the transportation, health and urban infrastructure sectors.

    Johanne is a director of the Institut pour les partenariats public-privé du Québec and a director of The Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships.

    She is recognized as a leader in her field having advised on some of Canada’s defining capital projects including the multibillion-dollar financing for Nalcor Energy, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village, Iqaluit Airport and the City of Saint John Safe Clean Drinking Water Program.

  • Chris Murray was appointed the City Manager of Toronto on June 27, 2018. Prior to this, he was the city manager of Hamilton for almost 10 years.

    He is by profession a registered city planner; by previous experience a transportation and housing director; by necessity a relationship builder; and by passion a public sector employee.

  • Steven N. Nackan is Executive Vice President and President, Aecon Concessions. He is responsible for Aecon’s infrastructure development and concession management activities.

    Prior to joining Aecon in 2002, he worked for the global law firm of White & Case LLP, advising government agencies, banks and industry in the development, implementation and financing of major international infrastructure projects. He studied in Boston where he gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Brandeis University and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School.

  • Louise Panneton is President and founding member of P1 Consulting. Since P1 Consulting was founded in 2000, she has directly participated on more than 130 P3 projects throughout Canada in a variety of jurisdictions and in all stages of a P3 project.

    She specializes in the procurement, implementation and evaluation of Alternatives Service Delivery (ASD) and Public-Private Partnerships (P3) solutions. Many of her 20 years of professional experience were spent structuring and delivering innovative service solutions.

    Most recently, she turned her focus to exclusively support the public sector on designing, validating, evaluating and implementing service solutions. Louise currently works with owner-representatives, who are optimizing their infrastructure portfolio through P3s, ASDs, collaborative contracting frameworks and optimizing in-house resources.

    Louise’s experience in project, facilities and property management provide her with a unique perspective on the most efficient means to deliver and maintain quality services and infrastructures.

     

  • With almost 30 years of road building experience commencing with Miller Paving Limited, Rob Peraita now heads up Colas Canada’s Alternative Project Delivery Group.

    As part of Miller Paving, he participated in Canada’s first highway construction P3 project in Fredericton in 1998. His experience includes holding executive roles in construction operations in the Ontario roadbuilding and heavy civil market for more than 10 years. For the past 16 years, Rob has developed many bid proposals with various international partners for most highway transportation P3s in Ontario and the Maritimes.

    He also serves on several boards for current P3 projects in Colas’ asset management portfolio across Canada such as the Sea to Sky and Golden Ears Bridge in British Columbia, the Highway 427 expansion in Ontario and the Fredericton to Moncton Highway in New Brunswick.

    A resident of Richmond Hill, ON, Rob attained his civil engineering degree at the University of Toronto.

  • Treasurer, CCPPP

    Tim is a partner at EY, and the National Public Sector Transactions Advisory Leader. He’s recognized nationally as one of the leading financial advisors on P3 transactions.

    Having more than 20 years of experience, he’s one of the leading advisors in the Canadian marketplace and is instrumental in providing advice to multiple governments across Canada on some of the highest profile and pathfinder projects.

    Tim’s experiences stretch beyond a diverse array of projects, including numerous accommodation, health care, education and transportation projects, and he’s advised governments, private sector partners and acted as principal on major infrastructure projects. He’s worked on pathfinder projects in many countries including the UK, Canada, Norway and the United States. Most recently, he’s worked with the Saskatchewan government on two big projects; the Regina Bypass Project and the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford.

    He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Exeter, is recognized as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a registered representative of the FINRA Series 63.

  • David Pratt is President and Founder of PRT Group Inc, a technical and transaction advisory firm in the P3 infrastructure space.

    A registered professional engineer in Ontario with 30 years of significant government and private sector experience within Canada and internationally, he has held roles that include project director, project manager and technical advisor in the development, pursuit and delivery of large-scale infrastructure projects from conception to operations.

    Prior to launching PRT Group, David led the delivery of portfolios of large and complex transportation infrastructure projects in senior executive roles in the private and public sector. At PRT, David is responsible for winning, directing and managing consulting and advisory assignments for various types of infrastructure including airports, highways, light rail transit, subways, bus rapid transit, and other transportation, social and critical infrastructure.

  • Lou Serafini Jr. joined Fengate in 1995 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2002. During his tenure, Fengate has experienced tremendous growth by earning the trust of a growing group of institutional investors and securing $4.2 billion in capital under management. Lou is responsible for the overall leadership and vision for the firm, investment activities and the execution of Fengate’s strategic plan.

    With a commitment to top tier client service, Lou has built a best in class team to work closely with Fengate’s valued investors and the firm’s industry partners. Lou oversees the executive management team as well as the company’s strategic direction and investor relations. Lou spearheads Fengate’s investment committees and sits on the board of the general partners to each fund.

    A business thought leader, Lou is a frequent keynote speaker for industry conferences and regular media commentator. He is recognized for his authenticity and the high level of trust he has secured with Fengate’s investors. Lou is a member of the board of directors of The Canadian Council of Public-Private Partnerships and a former member of the board of directors of Hamilton Utilities Corporation. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization. Under Lou’s leadership, Fengate has achieved Platinum Club member status as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, retaining this designation since 2007.

    Building on Fengate’s legacy of generous community support, Lou established the Fengate Community Foundation in 2010; an approximately $2-million grant in support of numerous charitable organizations in Canada and around the world, with a focus on children and youth programs. Lou is a regular supporter and committee member for an extensive range of charitable events.

  • In 2020, Steve Small joined Parsons as the company’s Senior Vice President of Integrated Delivery Business Development for Canada.

    He has been involved in the P3 industry since 1996 when he worked in Perth and Sydney Australia with the Bilfinger group on two Design-Build-Operative (DBOM) tunnel projects for six years.

    He then transferred to Canada where he was involved with the Bilfinger concession group and went on to participate in a number of key wins including Kicking Horse Canyon, North East Stoney Trail, North East Anthony Henday, and Golden Ears Bridge.

    In 2010, he joined Flatiron leading business development for the group and specifically P3s across North America. He was instrumental in the Canadian P3 wins for Champlain Bridge and Northwest Anthony Henday.

    He has chaired the BC Roadbuilders Major Projects group, which produced a number of white papers on the P3 industry and discussed these with various procurement authorities.

    Small holds a holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Memorial University and is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia.

  • Beata Swist is a Managing Director in the Global Power and Infrastructure Financing Group at National Bank Financial.

    She has a 23-year track record in developing and financing complex infrastructure projects in Canada and internationally. At NBF, Beata is responsible for origination and execution including advising clients on structuring energy and infrastructure finance transactions (both debt and equity), raising capital (both as financial advisor and bond underwriter) and providing ongoing management of client relationships across a range of public and private sectors.

    She advised on such landmark transactions as the Hurontario LRT, UP Express, Champlain Bridge and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and was underwriter for the Macdonald Block Reconstruction and Ottawa Confederation Line. Beata participated in financing of the Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project in Ontario and is currently involved in several financings with Indigenous community participation.

    She is a graduate of the McGill and Concordia business schools and joined NBF in 2009 after advising on infrastructure at CIT and financing international infrastructure projects at Export Development Canada. Prior to that, she spent five years at a European boutique investment bank (Wood & Company) which she led as president for her last two years, the youngest female president at the time and the first certified financial advisor charterholder in Poland (since 1998).

    Beata is a member of the Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN) Toronto steering committee and serves as treasurer. She is also a member of the steering committee for Women in Energy Canada (WIECAN).

  • As the President of IBI Group and member of the Board of Directors, David Thom is responsible for providing executive leadership to IBI with a particular focus on managing and leading the firm’s multidisciplinary teams of professionals. He is also the lead author of the firm’s strategic plan and leads major strategic growth efforts for its global practice.

    He specializes in the planning and design of complex projects that integrate planning, architecture and transportation. He has had senior responsibility for many major urban development projects across Canada, the United States and internationally including public/private partnerships and private finance initiatives. His approach to P3 projects is to align the site planning, building architecture with the client’s functional requirements to create civic identity, promote community linkages and integrate innovative design and best practice.

    David joined the firm in 1975 after graduating from the architecture program at the University of Toronto and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

  • In fall 2020, Kyle Toffan was appointed as Deputy Minister of SaskBuilds and Procurement, a new ministry that oversees the development and implementation of standardized government procurement processes and information technology infrastructure, and will manage infrastructure projects and assets more effectively.

    Previously, Kyle was president and CEO of SaskBuilds Corporation. He has more than 12 years of experience working for the Government of Saskatchewan, most notably as executive director of capital planning andiInfrastructure with SaskBuilds from 2013 to 2015 and as director of grants administration with Ministry of Government Relations (Municipal Affairs) from 2007 to 2012.

    He also has considerable experience in the private sector, including as vice president in the transaction advisory services practice of Ernst and Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc. from 2015 to 2018. During this time, he had the pleasure of working with various federal, provincial and municipal clients across Canada on infrastructure advisory engagements, including large public-private partnerships.

    Throughout his career, he has led various high-profile initiatives related to alternative financing, procurement, integrated capital planning, federal-provincial-municipal relations and other change management tasks. This includes the creation of Saskatchewan’s Single Procurement Service and development and implementation of the province’s first comprehensive capital planning framework, manual and 10-Year Integrated Capital Plan. Kyle also served as the project director for the province’s largest single transportation project in its history, the $1.88-billion Regina Bypass Project, which was delivered as a Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain P3.

    Kyle holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master’s of Public Administration from Queen’s University.

  • Bing Bing Wang is a Partner at Deloitte’s Infrastructure and Capital Projects Group. She has more than 20 years experience in infrastructure development and project finance, including 15 years focusing on public-private partnerships.

    As one of the leading financial advisors in the industry, she has served public and private sector clients across Canada to plan, procure, finance and deliver numerous infrastructure projects, covering a wide variety of industry sectors such as transit and transportation, healthcare, water and wastewater, waste, IT and telecom, education, justice, cultural facilities and government real estate development.

    Bing Bing has been deeply involved in the development and evolution of the Canadian public-private partnerships methodologies and policies. She served as a member of the Toronto Region Board of Trade Infrastructure Policy Committee from 2010 to 2013. From 2006 to 2009, Bing Bing worked at Infrastructure Ontario and was one of the first members of its Project Delivery Group.

    Earlier in her career, she worked in China on the procurement, finance and delivery of large-scale infrastructure projects including major airports in Beijing and Shanghai and one of the first light rail transit lines in China.

Conseil d’administration

Constitués de membres issus de l’ensemble du Canada, le conseil d’administration et le comité de direction supervisent les activités du CCPPP. Voici la liste des membres du conseil d’administration en 2020 à 2021.

  • John ManleyPrésident honoraire, CCPPP

    L’honorable John Manley, C.P., O.C., était président et chef de la direction du Conseil canadien des affaires, qui représente les directeurs généraux et les entrepreneurs de 150 grandes sociétés canadiennes. Ancien vice-premier ministre du Canada, il a été élu au Parlement pour la première fois en 1988, après quoi l’électorat lui a renouvelé sa confiance à trois reprises. De 1993 à 2003, il a œuvré comme ministre au sein du Cabinet, occupant les portefeuilles de l’Industrie, des Affaires étrangères et des Finances. En sa qualité de ministre des Affaires étrangères et de vice-premier ministre, il a dirigé les efforts antiterroristes du gouvernement canadien après les attaques du 11 septembre 2001, pour finalement devenir l’homologue canadien du gouverneur Tom Ridge, le premier secrétaire du département de la Sécurité intérieure des États-Unis. Depuis son départ du gouvernement en 2004, M. Manley est demeuré actif dans le domaine des politiques publiques.

    Il siège actuellement au Conseil consultatif de l’Institut canadien des affaires internationales, à la Section canadienne de la Commission trilatérale et en tant que membre du Conseil consultatif international du Brookings Institution et du Conseil consultatif du Wilson Center Global. Officier de l’Ordre du Canada, M. Manley est président du conseil d’administration de la CIBC, l’une des institutions financières canadiennes les plus importantes, et siège au conseil de nombreuses sociétés cotées en bourse. Avant de se lancer en politique, M. Manley était avocat, ayant remporté la médaille d’or du droit commun à l’Université d’Ottawa; il a également travaillé comme auxiliaire juridique auprès du juge en chef de la Cour suprême du Canada. Il a reçu six doctorats honorifiques.

  • Président du conseil, CCPPP

    Mark Bain est très souvent reconnu comme étant l’un des plus éminents juristes canadiens en infrastructure et en financement de projets. Il a officié sur plus de 70 transactions impliquant d’importants partenariats public-privé (PPP) ou la diversification des modes de financement et d’approvisionnement (DMFA).

    Mark a représenté l’ensemble des principales parties concernées par ces transactions, notamment les commanditaires, les investisseurs boursiers, les bailleurs de fonds, les arrangeurs et les preneurs fermes, les entrepreneurs, les fournisseurs de services et les pouvoirs publics.

    Parmi ces mandats les plus récents figurent les projets suivants : Saint John Water, l’hôpital de Stanton, la liaison par fibre de Mackenzie Valley, le Garage Stoney pour le stationnement et l’entretien des autobus du transport en commun, la ceinture périphérique de Calgary sud-ouest, le terminus d’autobus du centre-ville de Toronto, la ligne de train léger sur rail de Finch Ouest, le prolongement de l’Autoroute 427, la ligne de train léger sur rail d’Ottawa et le projet de traitement des eaux usées de Regina.

    Mark est à la tête du secteur des partenariats public-privé de Torys et codirige le secteur infrastructure et énergie du cabinet. Il préside le Conseil canadien pour les partenariats public-privé ainsi que la succursale canadienne de l’International Project Finance Association.

  • Denis Bourassa est président co-exécutif et co-chef de la direction de la Corporation Financière Stonebridge.

    Denis compte 32 ans d’expérience dans le domaine des prêts commerciaux et aux entreprises, acquise dans le secteur bancaire canadien et dans les placements privés.

    Denis possède une expérience étendue dans le secteur de l’énergie, notamment en hydroélectricité, cogénération au gaz, biomasse et biogaz, et énergie éolienne. Sa vaste expérience financière s’étend à de nombreux projets d’infrastructures : hôpitaux et établissements de soins de longue durée, universités et écoles, eau et traitement des eaux usées, autoroutes, gestion des déchets (y compris le compostage), bon nombre d’entre eux ayant été mis en œuvre par des partenariats publics-privés.

    Denis est diplômé de l’Université Laval où il a obtenu un baccalauréat en sciences économiques en 1979 ainsi qu’une maîtrise en administration des affaires (MBA) en 1981. Il est actuellement membre de l’Association des MBA du Québec (AMBAQ).

  • À titre de président-directeur général, Ehren se concentre sur l’orientation stratégique de la BIC, ce qui comprend la mise en œuvre du Plan de croissance de 10 milliards de dollars visant à accélérer les investissements dans l’infrastructure au Canada et à faire de la BIC une organisation axée sur les résultats.

    Avant de se joindre à la BIC, Ehren a été pendant quatre ans président-directeur général d’Infrastructure Ontario (IO), un organisme de la Couronne provincial responsable du financement, de la construction et de l’amélioration de la valeur des infrastructures ainsi que des biens immobiliers de la province. Auparavant, au sein d’IO, il a occupé des postes de directeur responsable du succès de la structuration des transactions, des appels d’offres et de la livraison de milliards de dollars en projets d’infrastructure.

    Avant de se joindre à Infrastructure Ontario, Ehren était associé chez McKinsey & Company à Toronto, où il a été un leader des pratiques du secteur public et des projets d’investissement, conseillant des clients des secteurs privé et public.

    Ehren a obtenu son diplôme avec distinction du programme de maîtrise en administration des affaires de l’INSEAD, à Fontainebleau, en France. Il a également obtenu un diplôme spécialisé en administration des affaires (HBA) de l’Université Western Ontario.

  • Secrétaire général

    Michael axe sa pratique sur le droit corporatif et commercial, la gouvernance d’entreprise, les fusions et acquisitions, les partenariats public-privé et l’industrie des transports. Sa pratique commerciale et transactionnelle d’entreprise sert les sociétés (nationales et étrangères), les gouvernements et leurs organismes, ainsi que les organisations sans but lucratif. Sa pratique de P3 sert les gouvernements et leurs organismes, ainsi que des concepteurs, exploitants, bailleurs de fonds et investisseurs du secteur privé pour les projets P3. Sa pratique dans l’industrie des transports sert principalement le secteur des autobus, du transport en commun et du camionnage, ainsi que les secteurs portuaire et ferroviaire. Sa pratique englobe aussi l’univers émergent des véhicules autonomes.  Sa pratique dans l’industrie des transports sert les gouvernements et leurs organismes, ainsi que des participants du secteur privé dans l’industrie.

    Michael est un membre du conseil d’administration et du comité de direction, ainsi que le président du comité de gouvernance et de nomination du Conseil canadien pour les partenariats public-privé (CCPPP), un organisme national non partisan et sans but lucratif qui regroupe des membres des secteurs public et privé. Il exerce aussi les fonctions de conseiller juridique honoraire auprès du Consortium de recherche et d’innovation en transport urbain au Canada (CRITUC); et de conseiller juridique honoraire auprès de l’Ontario Public Transit Association (OPTA).

    Michael est reconnu comme l’un des grands avocats du Canada dans The Legal 500 Canada (Infrastructure et projets (2015–2019); Transports – Autres moyens de transport (2017–2019)); The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Transports : Réseau routier et ferroviaire (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018 et 2019)); Lexpert Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers (2017, 2018, 2019) et en tant qu’un des « grands avocats du Canada spécialisés en infrastructure ».

  • Johanne Mullen est partenaire à PwC et chef du groupe Infrastructures et financement de projets. Elle possède 20 ans d’expérience dans les domaines du financement de projets, du financement structuré, des partenariats public-privé et de la consultation financière. Conseillère de confiance auprès des secteurs public et privé, elle structure et met en œuvre le financement de grands projets dans les secteurs du transport, de la santé et de l’infrastructure urbaine. Elle siège au conseil d’administration de l’Institut pour le partenariat public-privé du Québec et à celui du Conseil canadien pour les partenariats public-privé.

    Johanne est reconnue comme un chef de file dans son domaine et a collaboré à certains des projets d’immobilisations les plus remarquables au Canada, notamment celui de Nalcor Energy, initiative de plusieurs milliards de dollars, le Centre universitaire de santé McGill, le Village des athlètes panaméricains/parapanaméricains, l’aéroport d’Iqaluit et le projet Eau potable saine et propre de la Ville de Saint John.

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