Board of Directors
As a Crown corporation, the Canada Infrastructure Bank operates at arm’s length from government and is governed by an independent, professional Board of Directors.
The Government of Canada sets the overall policy direction and high-level investment priorities of the CIB. The CIB works cooperatively with all levels of government and private investors to identify potential projects, and makes independent commercial decisions on whether these projects are bankable and how to structure project financing.
The Canada Infrastructure Bank is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. For more information, see the Infrastructure Canada website.
Board of Directors
Tamara Vrooman is a transformational leader with a strong financial background who understands the intrinsic link between a strong and sustainable economy and a healthy community. In addition to her role as the Chairperson of the CIB, Tamara is also currently CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR), Canada’s second busiest airport.
Ms. Baird is the founder of Kim Baird Strategic Consulting and former elected Chief and Strategic Initiatives Director of the self-governing Tsawwassen First Nation.
Ms. Bird is a Senior Business Advisor with the Vancouver office of Bennett Jones LLP, a large Canadian law firm where she provides advice to private and public sector clients on matters related to the development and execution of infrastructure projects.
Mr. Bronconnier is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Interloq Capital Inc. and former Mayor of Calgary, where he served three consecutive terms between 2001 and 2010.
Mr. Cherry is the former President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal and has served in numerous leadership positions within the Aerospace, Defence and Transportation sectors, including as President and Chief Operating Officer of Alstom Transport and of CAE Electronics Ltd., as President and General Manager of Bombardier Inc.’s Amphibious Aircraft Division, and as President of Oerlikon Aerospace Inc.
Ms. Colpron currently serves on the boards of the Québecor inc. (including Québecor Média inc. and Vidéotron ltée), Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).
Mr. Guilmette currently serves as President of the Plan A Capital Advisory Committee. He previously served on the Executive Committee and Board of the Global Infrastructure Investor Association and as the Senior Vice-President of Infrastructure at PSP Investments.
Mr. Hickman is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Marco Group of Companies.
Ms. Puri is an experienced corporate director and professor of business law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.
Mr. Smith is the Co-Founder, Chair, and Chief Executive Officer of First National Financial LP.
Ms. Youzwa is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of SaskPower.