The BC WIN Chapter was established in 2011, and now has over 250 members across the infrastructure industry. BC aims to hold around 4 events each year, including our Holiday Event in addition to the flagship event for the WIN Awards.
President and CEO
Fraser River Pile and Dredge (GP) Inc.
Sarah Clark joined Fraser River Pile and Dredge (FRPD) as Chief Operating Officer in 2014. She has responsibility for the company's operations throughout Canada. Prior to joining the FRPD team, Sarah was President & CEO of Partnerships British Columbia Inc., a crown agency responsible for the delivery of public private partnership and other complex project procurements. Prior to joining Partnerships BC, Sarah worked for Bombardier Transportation, both locally and internationally.
President and CEO
Amanda Farrell is President and Chief Executive Officer at Partnerships BC. Amanda leads the company's efforts to improve customer service and business development and build on relationships with service providers, and current and future clients. Prior to this role, Amanda held the position of Vice President, Projects with responsibility for supporting the high-quality delivery of planning, procurement, and contract management advice and support to clients in the development of major public infrastructure projects.
Deputy City Engineer, Engineering Services
City of Vancouver
Cheryl, as the Deputy City Engineer, provides leadership in a department of over 1,800 employees and approximately 50% of the City's capital spend. In her role, Cheryl provides oversight and direction to all aspects of Engineering infrastructure, projects, operations and quality management. Prior to joining the City of Vancouver, Cheryl held a number of senior executive roles within the Federal departments of Public Works Government Services Canada (PWGSC) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). She is also an Adjunct Professor at UBC Department of Engineering.
Deputy Chief Project Officer, Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Project
Fraser Health Authority
As Deputy Chief Project Officer, Tara provides day to day oversight of the Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Project. This multi-year, multi-phase project is the largest healthcare project in the history of BC with a total cost of $1.3 billion. Tara joined Fraser Health in April 2017 with over 20 years of experience in the infrastructure development market. Originally from Zimbabwe, Tara relocated to the UK, working for several investment banks, focusing on senior debt lending to infrastructure projects. In 2003, Tara moved to Vancouver and worked for Partnerships BC as a Project Director leading key procurements on their behalf. Prior to joining Fraser Health, Tara spent 10 years as a Bid Director with John Laing and Balfour Beatty where she led the team on several P3 projects both in Canada and the US.
Vice President, Acquisitions and Asset Management
Vantage Airport Group
Marie-Liesse Marc is responsible for leading the Company's airport investments and active asset management of its airport network. Marie-Liesse has extensive experience negotiating, investing and financing complex public private partnership frameworks, having worked on more than ten P3 projects over the last ten years including the USD 4 billion LaGuardia Central Terminal B Redevelopment Project. Prior to Vantage, Marie-Liesse was a Senior Vice President with Macquarie Capital in Vancouver, where she was responsible for the development and financing of large scale infrastructure projects with a focus on P3s. She is the winner of the Women's Infrastructure Network "Emerging Leader Award" in 2017.
Chief Financial Officer
Winnie is the CFO of InTransit BC, the Special Purpose Vehicle who has the contract to design-build-operate and partially finance the Canada Line in BC. InTransit BC is jointly owned by SNC-Lavalin, BCIMC and CDPQ. Prior to joining InTransit BC, Winnie was a Partner with KPMG's Global Infrastructure Advisory Group in Vancouver with over 20 years of experience in providing financial advisory services and to support infrastructure projects in Canada, U.S. and Internationally. She has worked for both public and private sector clients in a wide range of industries assisting them with all aspects of the transaction, from business case development, financial due diligence, financial modelling, risk assessment and valuation, development of financing plans, transaction structuring, negotiation and presentation to investor.
Anne Stewart, Q.C.
Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
Anne has been a partner and is now senior counsel at Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP. She has been at the forefront of developing P3 projects throughout Canada. Anne is also an active board member of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, where she has organized and participated in numerous panel discussions and conferences. Anne has been honoured with many awards including "Outstanding Leader" by Women's Infrastructure Network in 2016, "General Corporate Award" by Lexology Client Choice Awards USA and Canada 2013, "Canada's Top 25 Women Lawyers" by Lexpert magazine in 2012, and the 2012 PEAK Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Association of Women in Finance.
Senior Vice President Legal Affairs, Infrastructure
Hannelie is a member of the Infrastructure Sector Senior Leadership Team and SNC-Lavalin's global Senior Management Team. She manages a team of lawyers forming SNC-Lavalin's Infrastructure Sector legal team who support the Infrastructure Sector in and throughout the pursuit phase, front-end transaction negotiation and deal closure; legal support during project execution; claims management and project close out. Prior to joining SNC-Lavalin in 2008, Hannelie was a partner with Clark Wilson LLP. She was nominated as one of Canadian Lawyer Magazine's "Top 25 Most Influential" in 2016.
University of British Columbia
Tricia is currently pursuing her Masters of Applied Science (Masc) at UBC specializing in Civil Engineering and concentrating in Project Management/Construction Management. Prior to pursing her Masters, Tricia spent a decade at Kiewit working in operations and project pursuit and was estimating manager where she led multi-billion dollar estimates. Her projects included s major public infrastructure projects in Canada such as Sea to Sky DBFO project, the Port Mann/Highway 1 project, the Evergreen Rapid Transit Line Project project, and the Keeyask Hydroelectric Project. She was the winner of the Women's Infrastructure Network "Emerging Leader" in 2015.