Marni Dicker, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary Infrastructure Ontario

Marni Dicker,
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
& Corporate Secretary

Infrastructure Ontario

Marni is Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at
Infrastructure Ontario (IO).

Marni leads the Legal Services, Procurement, Business Strategy,
Communications, Records Management, Insurance, Policy and Freedom of
Information teams at Infrastructure Ontario.

Additionally, as Corporate Secretary, Marni is responsible for all Board
Governance matters, and is the Chair of the Infrastructure Ontario Investment &
Risk Committee,

Marni has received the following recent awards:

  • Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women Award: The Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada's top female executive talent in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Marni is a recipient in the public sector category. This award is recognized by the Women's Executive Network (WXN).
  • The Outstanding Leader 2015 Award, Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN) for 2015 finalist. Marni’s drive and performance facilitates the professional development, advancement and support of women in the infrastructure sector.
  • The Premier’s Award of Excellence from the Province of Alberta for the Calgary Courthouse Public Private Partnership Structuring.

Prior to IO, Marni was Senior Vice President, Business & Government Affairs and Corporate Counsel for SNC-Lavalin Inc. and prior that, Marni was a commercial litigation lawyer with two well known Bay street law firms.

Marni is currently a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University, where she devotes her time to the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural studies, and to the Ryerson Law Practice Program. Marni is also on the steering committee for the Ryerson Law Practice Program (LPP).

Marni has an Honors business degree (B.A. Com), a Bachelor of Civil Laws (B.C.L) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), as well as being a recognized Corporate Director (IcD.D).


Rupen Pandya, President and Chief Executive Officer SaskBuilds

Rupen Pandya,
President and Chief Executive Officer
SaskBuilds

In October 2013, Rupen Pandya was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of SaskBuilds, a Treasury Board Crown Corporation with the Government of Saskatchewan. Rupen leads a team responsible for advising the Saskatchewan Government on infrastructure priorities and alternative financing solutions for large and complex capital projects.  SaskBuilds is currently managing a portfolio of projects totaling approximately $2 billion.

Previously, Rupen was the Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for the Labour Market Development Division with the Ministry of the Economy, and the Assistant Deputy Minister for Immigration with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration.  In these senior leadership roles, Rupen was responsible for provincial labour market agreement negotiations as well as developing the province’s immigration and labour market strategies.  Immigration, which accounts for more than 65 per cent of Saskatchewan’s population growth, is central to the province’s long-term growth planning.

With almost 20 years of public service in Saskatchewan, Rupen has extensive professional experience in infrastructure procurement, advanced policy development and implementation encompassing: labour market policy, post-secondary education, housing, social services and intergovernmental affairs.

He holds Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Regina.  Rupen was raised in Regina where he resides with his wife Terri and two young daughters.


Pauline McLean, Director, Competitive Process Alberta Electric System Operator

Pauline McLean, Director, Competitive Process
Alberta Electric System Operator

Pauline McLean is the Director, Competitive Process at the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO). Pauline joined the AESO in 2009. A lawyer by training, Pauline began her career with the AESO in the Legal Department, providing legal counsel to client groups, including IT, Regulatory, Operations, Finance, Corporate Security, Inter-jurisdictional Affairs, Communications and Human Resources.  

In 2012, Pauline transitioned to Senior Program Manager and Legal Counsel for the Competitive Process. Then in 2015, Pauline was promoted to Director for the Competitive Process. Pauline’s team manages the commercial aspects of the Fort McMurray West 500 kV Transmission Project. Her team also supports the Renewable Electricity Program (REP), an initiative under the Alberta government’s Climate Leadership Plan.  The REP will enable the development of 5,000 MW of renewable electricity in the province in order to facilitate Alberta’s transition to a lower emission electricity system.   

Prior to joining the AESO, Pauline worked in private practice in the Business Law group at Macleod Dixon LLP (now Norton Role Fulbright Canada LLP). She advised clients in the areas of general business law and technology enterprises, with an emphasis on procurement, outsourcing, general corporate commercial matters, intellectual property and brand management.

Pauline holds a BSc in Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Calgary.


Johanne Mullen, Partner PwC and the Leader of the Canadian Infrastructure and Project Finance Group

Johanne Mullen, Partner
PwC and the Leader of the Canadian Infrastructure and Project Finance Group

Johanne Mullen is a Partner with PwC and the Leader of the Canadian Infrastructure and Project Finance Group.  Johanne has 20 years of experience in the areas of project finance, structured finance, public-private partnerships and financial advisory.  She has a trusted advisor to both the public and private sectors, structuring and placing financing for large projects in the transportation, health and urban infrastructure sectors.  Johanne is the president of the Institut pour les partenariats public-privé du Québec and a Director of the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships.

Johanne is recognized as a leader in her field having advised on some of Canada’s defining capital projects including the multi-billion dollar financing for Nalcor Energy, the McGill University Health Center, Pan Am Athletes Village, Iqaluit Airport and the City of Saint-John Safe Clean Drinking Water Program.


Anne M. Stewart Q.C., Senior Counsel Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP

Anne M. Stewart Q.C.,
Senior Counsel
Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP

Anne M. Stewart Q.C. is a Senior Counsel at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Vancouver.

Anne has acted in numerous major infrastructure projects in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, including the Sea to Sky Highway, Canada Line, Golden Ears Bridge, Port Mann Highway 1 (Gateway), Surrey Memorial Hospital, Single Room Housing, and John Hart Generating Station Replacement in British Columbia, Calgary Ring Road and Alberta Schools in Alberta, A25 and A30 Highways and Champlain Bridge in Quebec, Sault Area Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Ottawa Light Rail Transit and Waterloo Light Rail Transit in Ontario and St. John Water in New Brunswick.

Anne is on the board of Transportation Investment Corporation and the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships.

Anne has written and spoken extensively on many legal topics (including infrastructure).  

Anne is active in various professional, community and charitable organizations. For many years, she was a member of the Ethics Committee of The Law Society of British Columbia and is a dame of the Order of St. John. She is very involved with the Minerva Foundation for BC Women and Music on Main Society.

Anne has been honoured with many awards, including 2017 BCBusiness “Women of Influence-Mentor”, "Outstanding Leader 2016" by Women's Infrastructure Network, 2014 UBC Law Alumni Award of Distinction, "General Corporate Award" by Lexology Client Choice Awards USA and Canada 2013, "Canada's Top 25 Women Lawyers" by Lexpert magazine in 2012, the 2012 PEAK Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Association of Women in Finance, the 2009 Lexpert Zenith Award for women lawyers in business law, Business in Vancouver's 2006 Influential Women in Business Award, and the 2006 Canada's Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network.