André is the executive editor of ReNew Canada magazine, the country’s voice on infrastructure development, construction, and financing. He is also the editor of the Top 100 Report on Canada’s biggest infrastructure projects. He has eight years of editorial experience in business magazine publishing, specializing in industrial and engineering publications.
Sarah Clark, is the Chief Operating Officer of Fraser River Pile and Dredge (FRPD). FRPD is Canada’s largest marine contractor, operating primarily in Western Canada and the Northwest Territories.
Until the spring of 2015, Ms. Clark was the President & CEO of Partnerships British Columbia Inc. (PBC), a corporation wholly owned by the Province of BC with a mission to structure and implement partnership solutions which serve the public interest. Ms. Clark was responsible for the management and operations of PBC. She also sat on a number of Project Boards for projects ranging from transportation and energy to health and accommodation.
Leslie Woo, Chief Planning Officer
Leslie Woo is Metrolinx’s Chief Planning Officer, responsible for creating and prioritizing the delivery of The Big Move, a comprehensive $16 billion 25-year transportation plan for Canada’s largest urban region. She is also a champion for driving sustainability, innovation, design excellence and leads Metrolinx’s network for women in management.
Leslie has also held senior roles with the Toronto 2008 Olympic bid and Toronto Waterfront Regeneration Trust. She is a 2011/12 Fellow of the International Women’s Forum; Council of Executive Women; co-Chair of the Urban Land Institute – Women’s Leadership Initiative Outreach Committee; the American Planning Association and a retired member of the Ontario Association of Architects.
John McKendrick has been with Infrastructure Ontario since its inception in November 2005. As the Executive Vice President, Project Delivery Social, John is responsible for the planning, development, and procurement of major public infrastructure projects. His portfolio includes hospitals, colleges, courthouses, a data centre and the Pan Am Games' infrastructure projects. John came to Infrastructure Ontario with over 17 years of experience in the Provincial government including as Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal (now the Ministry of Infrastructure).
John had also served as the Director of the Corporate Finance Branch at the Ontario Financing Authority. During that time, he was involved in the financing of a number of infrastructure projects across various sectors, including asset-based and other financing structures.