• Board of Directors

    Chair

    Linda Robinson is a retired partner of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, a leading Canadian law firm, where she was a senior partner in the Corporate group and Chair of Osler's national business law department. Ms. Robinson's practice consisted principally of large corporate and commercial transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, financings, restructurings, regulatory matters and governance for both public and private companies. Her charitable and pro bono interests include teaching practical skills in corporate and commercial law to young lawyers in Southern Africa and an initiative promoting the equality of women lawyers in Nepal. Ms. Robinson has a long standing interest in infrastructure renewal with an MSc in Urban and Regional Planning Studies from the London School of Economics.

    Deb Barrett recently retired as Chief Financial Officer of The Woodbridge Company Limited. Prior to joining Woodbridge in 2004, she held a number of senior financial leadership positions. Ms. Barrett is a trustee of Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust, where she is a member of the Audit Committee and is the current chair of the Compensation and Governance Committee. She is a member of the audit committee of the Globe and Mail and a member of the board of Soulpepper Theatre.

    Deb Barrett is a CPA with an HBA from the Ivey School of Business, Western University.

    Bruce retired in 2013 from MMM Group Limited where, he practiced engineering and management over a 44-year career. For ten of his last 12 years at MMM he was President and CEO and for the last two years prior to retiring, served as Chairman.

    During his term as CEO, the Firm expanded rapidly from 450 to 2000 employees with offices throughout Canada and in select international markets.

    The Firm distinguished itself as an early leader in the P3 delivery model, beginning in the mid 80's with the Terminal 3 Project at PIA. Following this, the Firm was involved in over 50 AFP infrastructure projects involving hospitals, airports, highways and bridges throughout Canada and internationally, working for both the private sector delivery team, and frequently for the public sector as process oversight and as independent engineers.

    In the last decade of his career, in addition to leading the firm, he was directly involved in two large scale projects. He headed a consortium of firms that acted as the Program Managers for Waterfront Toronto from its inception in 2002 until 2007, following which he was the senior partner managing a team developing Comprehensive Master Plans for the Holy Cities of Makkah and Madinah.

    A Graduate from the University of Waterloo with a B A Sc. degree, Bruce was recognized in 2010 with an Alumni Achievement Award. He also studied at the Ivey School of Business in the Advanced Management Program. He was Chairman of Consulting Engineers Ontario and a Director of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies, Canada. He currently sits on the Board of Evangel Hall Mission, a charitable organization that, since 1911, has been serving the needs of many of Toronto's most needy citizens.

    Johanne Brossard, a Corporate Director, is an accomplished senior executive with more than 30 years in the financial services industry in Canada, Europe and Japan. Her most recent role was President and CEO of Bank West, a subsidiary of Desjardins, from 2013 to 2014 and as Desjardins Senior Vice-President of National Online Banking Development. Prior to that, she served three years as President and Chief Executive Officer of ResMor Trust Company, a federally regulated trust company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc. USA. In 1996 Ms. Brossard joined ING Direct where she served in various senior level positions over a 14 year period in Amsterdam, Japan and France, and served as President and CEO of ING Bank of Canada (ING Direct) from 2003 to 2008.

    Ms. Brossard currently serves on the Board of Directors for Equitable Group/Bank where she is a member of the Corporate Governance and Human Resources & Compensation Committees. In addition, Ms. Brossard serves on the Advisory Board of Ellicom, a subsidiary of College LaSalle in Montreal.

    Inducted in 2007 into Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame, Ms. Brossard received her MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a General Management Certificate from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors with the ICD.D designation.

    Fully bilingual, Ms. Brossard is a native of Saguenay, Quebec.

    Colleen Campbell is the Vice Chair of BMO Capital Markets, the Investment and Corporate Banking arm of Bank of Montreal (BMO).

    Ms. Campbell has over 30 years of experience in investment banking and debt capital markets, most recently as global head of Debt Capital Markets for BMO Capital Markets. She is recognized as a leader in the development of the model for infrastructure bond financing in the Canadian market and was named as the top bond investment banker in Canada in the Brendan Wood Journal “Outperformance in the Capital Markets 2006”. Ms. Campbell also played a key role in the restructuring and build out of BMO's North American leveraged finance business to provide loan and bond underwriting for Canadian and US clients. She has been named as one of the Top 20 Women of the Year by Women's Post magazine 2010 and is very active in BMO's efforts to recruit, retain and develop female leaders in the business. She serves as chair of the Endowment Board of Greenwood College School. Ms. Campbell received her Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business and has her ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Business.

    Patrick Dillon is the Business Manager and Secretary Treasurer of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario. He has held this position since January 1997. He began his career in the construction industry as an apprentice electrician in 1961 and became a journeyman in 1966. Following 18 years of experience in the construction industry, he was elected Business Manager of Local 105 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). In 1991, he was elected Executive Chairman of the IBEW Construction Council of Ontario. Mr. Dillon was appointed by the Government of Ontario to serve on the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the 2015 Toronto Greater Golden Horseshoe Pan/Parapan American Games Committee, and recently the Appointments Council for the Ontario College of Trades. Appointed by the Federal Minister of Public Safety, Mr. Dillon also sits on the Advisory Board of Correctional Services Canada. He is also a member of the Toronto City Summit Alliance where he joins other civic leaders in addressing the City's issues and challenges moving forward.

    A resident of Toronto, Chris Escott is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng. Ontario) and Project Management Professional (PMP) whose career in consulting engineering has included a number of large public transit, highway and bridge programs in Canada, the U.S. and overseas. Building on early overseas assignments in Malawi and Indonesia he spent the bulk of his career with Delcan Corporation and, following its acquisition in 2014, with Parsons Inc.

    Appointed as Senior Vice President in Delcan, he was responsible for the firm's rail transit business in Canada until his retirement in 2017. In that capacity he has worked closely with IO and Metrolinx, and other transit and transportation authorities, on various P3 and design-bid-build programs over the past 20 years. He is now providing project management advisory services to the rail transit sector as a consultant.

    A keen birder in his spare time, Chris served on the Board of Ontario Field Ornithologists for 14 years including three years as President. He has also served on committees with the Consulting Engineers of Ontario, and has done volunteer work with United Way and the North Toronto Collegiate Institute Foundation. Chris received a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1971, and an MBA with a major in Strategic Planning from York University in 1993.

    As Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Financing Authority (OFA), Gadi Mayman is responsible for the Province's borrowing and debt management strategy, and its banking and capital markets relationships. He is also CEO of the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation.Prior to joining the Ontario Ministry of Finance, Mr. Mayman worked at the Export Development Corporation in Ottawa and in the International Division of TD Bank. Mr. Mayman is also a board member of the Ontario Capital Growth Corporation and Co-Chair of the Joint Nuclear Funds Investment Committee, a joint OFA and Ontario Power Generation Committee. He received a BASc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1981, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario in 1988.

    Jane Pepino is a senior partner of Aird & Berlis LLP and is founder of the firm's Municipal and Land Use Planning group. For more than 40 years she has provided advice on all aspects of the statutory scheme for planning and land development throughout Ontario, advising governments, landowners and lenders on maximizing the value and utility of land. She has represented provincial, regional and local governments or agencies, large development corporations, small landowners and citizen and special interest groups in front of Councils, Provincial Tribunals and the Courts. Her charitable and pro bono interests include equity and diversity in health care and education, and includes serving as founder of the Ontario Women's Health Council, past Chair of Women's College Hospital and present Vice Chair of Governing Council of the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Chair's Advisory Council of the Urban Land Institute, the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario and an honourary member of Lambda Alpha International, a global land economics society.

    Jane graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1970 and received an LL.M from the University of Texas at Austin in 1971. She has received the OBA Municipal Law Award of Excellence, Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Gold Key and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from The Law Society of Upper Canada. She was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2000.

    Cecilia C. Williams is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Allied Properties REIT, which she joined in January 2015. Cecilia is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Comm., 1998) and was formerly Vice President and Controller of Dream Unlimited and Chief Financial Officer of Dream Alternative Trust. Cecilia began her career at Arthur Andersen, where she obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 2001 while working in the assurance and valuation practices. She continued her career development through progressively more senior financial and planning positions at Magna International and Canwest Broadcasting/Shaw Media.