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IMCO CEO recognized for Infrastructure Leadership

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) is pleased to announce that Bert Clark, President and CEO, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario is the recipient of the Council’s 2017 Champion Award.

The Champion Award is presented to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to public-private partnerships in Canada. Recent recipients include the late James Flaherty, former Minister of Finance, John Beck, founder and President and CEO of Aecon Group Inc., Sarah Clark, President and CEO at Fraser River Pile and Dredge (GP) Inc. and former President and CEO of Partnerships British Columbia, and the 2016 recipient, Paul Dunstan, retired President and CEO of Plenary Canada.

During his tenure as President and CEO of Infrastructure Ontario, Bert led the transformation of Infrastructure Ontario (IO) into a mature, professional and respected organization. In so doing, he is credited with establishing IO as a world leader in the AFP/PPP industry.

He established the norm for project transparency and client engagement, and introduced standardization of documentation and processes that helped reinforce credibility, consistency and competition. He championed the development of new criteria for AFP projects, including local knowledge, ethical bidding practices, and financial structures against which many other P3 agencies benchmark themselves.

“Bert is a worthy Champion, whose work at Infrastructure Ontario helped establish it internationally as a premier procurement agency placing the Canadian P3 model squarely on the map as best-in-class globally. I look forward to congratulating you in person at the 25th Annual CCPPP Conference in Toronto,” says Mark Romoff, CCPPP President and CEO.

As President and CEO, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario and the former President and CEO of Infrastructure Ontario, Bert has distinguished himself as a successful business leader with a strong commitment to public service. The Awards Panel acknowledged Bert’s commitment to “build communities that are central to the quality of life in Ontario and Canada.”

The Champion Award will be presented at lunch on November 7th at the 25th Annual CCPPP Conference at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto.