The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, has announced the appointed of Mr. Tony Comper as the new Chairperson of the Board of Directors of PPP Canada.
As Chair of PPP Canada, Mr. Comper will provide strategic insight and guidance to PPP Canada’s Management team and will oversee the operational direction of the Corporation.
Mr. Comper, former President and CEO of BMO Financial group, currently serves as a Director of a number of corporations, including Spectra Energy Corporation, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and the Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies. He is also a Trustee of the Canadian Center of Architecture and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. His past experience includes serving as the Chair of the University of Toronto’s Governing Council, Chair of the C.D. Howe Institute and as one of the members of PPP Canada’s Board of Directors.
As a member of PPP Canada’s Board of Directors since May 14, 2009, Mr. Comper has served as Chair of the Human Resource and Governance Committee and is a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Comper has degrees from Mount Saint Vincent University, the University of New Brunswick and Haifax University, with an honorary law degree from the University of Toronto.
PPP Canada is a Crown corporation that was established by the Government of Canada to improve the delivery of public infrastructure by achieving better value, timeliness and accountability to taxpayers, through public-private partnerships (P3s).
PPP Canada acts as a leading source on P3 matters through knowledge development and sharing. In addition, the Corporation provides expertise and advice in assessing and executing P3 opportunities at the federal level as well as leveraging greater value for money from federal investments in provincial, territorial, municipal and First Nations infrastructure through the P3 Canada Fund.