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From: Infrastructure Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, October 26, 2023— Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, announced the reappointments of Kimberley Baird, Jane Bird, Michèle Colpron, Bruno Guilmette and Patricia Youzwa to the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) Board of Directors.
Infrastructure plays a critical role in building our country and our economy, and the CIB is an important cornerstone in the Government of Canada’s long-term plan to get transformational public infrastructure built, create good jobs, grow our economy and move to a net-zero future. The reappointed directors will continue to work with the existing members of the Board to advance the CIB’s mandate. They bring a diverse set of skills to the CIB Board, which will ensure that the CIB remains well-positioned to deliver on its mandate, and to leverage the private sector to achieve public outcomes and value for taxpayers.
Ms. Baird is the Chancellor for Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the owner of Kim Baird Strategic Consulting. Ms. Baird is an accomplished leader advising Indigenous communities, governments, businesses and other organizations on Indigenous-related matters.
Ms. Bird is a Senior Business Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP where she provides advice to private and public sector clients on the development and execution of infrastructure projects. She has over 20 years of experience leading significant projects in the transportation, power, building and wastewater sector.
Ms. Colpron currently serves as a Corporate Director for Québecor inc. She is a seasoned professional with over 30 years’ experience in leadership roles in the financial services industry in Canada, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
Mr. Guilmette has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Boralex since January 2019. Known for his leadership skills and his in-depth knowledge of capital markets, Mr. Guilmette has a wealth of experience in financial management and in the acquisition and financing of infrastructure projects around the world.
Ms. Youzwa is a C-suite executive who has led major initiatives in energy system planning and infrastructure renewal. She is a corporate director with experience in commercial crown and not for profit corporations and has extensive board experience with national advisory organizations and industry associations. Ms. Youzwa also has an in depth understanding of public policy, regulation and taxation at the provincial and national levels.
“The reappointments of these five Board members will help ensure that the Canada Infrastructure Bank remains well-positioned to deliver jobs and economic growth. Their diverse skillset will be an asset as we continue to partner with provinces, territories, municipalities, Indigenous partners and the private to get important infrastructure projects built across Canada.”
The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities
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