The federal government has named the 10 board members who will steer the new Canada Infrastructure Bank.
The arm’s-length corporation based in Toronto will be responsible for financing large infrastructure projects across the country, leveraging $35 billion in government funding. Former RBC executive Janice Fukakusa is chair of the board and will lead the search for a CEO.
The 10 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 business advisor with the Vancouver office of Bennett Jones LLP
- Dave Bronconnier, president and CEO of Interloq Capital Inc. and former mayor of Calgary
- James Cherry, former president and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal
- Michèle Colpron, who serves on the boards of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, the Professional Insurance Liability Fund of the Barreau of Quebec and IIROC
- Bruno Guilmette, president of the Plan A Capital Advisory Committee
- Christopher Hickman, chairman and CEO of Marco Group of Companies
- Poonam Puri, professor of business law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and a practising lawyer and affiliated scholar at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
- Stephen Smith, co-founder, chair and CEO of First National Financial LP
- Patricia Youzwa, former president and CEO of SaskPower and current chair of the pooled funds advisory committee for Greystone Managed Investments