The Honourable Bill Morneau
Minister of Finance, Government of Canada
Bill Morneau was appointed as Finance Minister of Canada on November 4, 2015, following his election as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre. Prior to that appointment, he had a very successful business career. He has been an active volunteer in Toronto Centre for more than 20 years.
When Bill became President of Morneau Shepell in 1992 the firm employed 200 people and provided employee benefits and pension services. Under his leadership, the company expanded to become the largest Canadian human resources company, employing 4000 people in Canada and around the world, and he took the company public in 2005 on the TSX.
Bill studied retirement issues as a member of the Government of Ontario’s Pension Advisory Council and in 2012, he was appointed as Pension Investment Advisor to Ontario’s Minister of Finance.
Bill’s community service in Toronto Centre is extensive. He has worked to support the arts, help street kids, and improve access to health care and education. He was chair of the board of St-Michael’s Hospital, Covenant House and the CD Howe Institute, and sat on the boards of The Loran Scholars Foundation and The Learning Partnership.
Internationally, Bill founded a special school for Somali and Sudanese girls in an African refugee camp. Bill has co-authored a book, The Real Retirement, and has authored numerous articles on public policy issues. Bill holds a B.A from Western University, an M. Sc. (Econ) from London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.
Janice Fukakusa, FCPA, CPA
Chairperson, Canada Infrastructure Bank
Janice Fukakusa is corporate director with extensive banking and financial services experience. Previously, she served as RBC’s Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer and a member of RBC’s Group Executive responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of RBC.
Janice serves as Chair of Canada Infrastructure Bank and as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Cineplex and director of General Growth Properties.
In addition, Janice serves on an number of charitable and not-for-profit Boards and advisory committees and is currently Chair of the Board of Governors of Ryerson University and serves on The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Wellspring and Chair of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Foundation.
Janice has the professional designations of Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator. She was appointed Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (FCPA) in 2011. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto and Master of Business Administration, Schulich School of Business York University and in 2016 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from York University.
Norman F. Anderson
President & CEO CG/ LA Infrastructure Inc
As the President and CEO of CG / LA Infrastructure, Norman F. Anderson focuses on infrastructure deal flow in the US and internationally, aimed at increasing growth, sustained job creation and wealth in economies worldwide. Originally a power and water project developer, Mr. Anderson sees infrastructure investment as critical to growth, and to opportunity creation. He oversees the development and execution of CG/LA’s proprietary analytic models, including: The Global Infrastructure Capacity Rankings; The “Eight Criteria for Assessing a Country’s Infrastructure Strengths;” and CG/LA’s Wider Economic Benefits/WEB methodology for scoring priority projects.
Mr. Anderson began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay, serving for a total of five years - including the last two as a grantee of the Inter-American Foundation. He speaks four languages, including Guarani. He has a graduate degree from Harvard University.
Global Head of Infrastructure at S&P Global Ratings
Susan Gray is the global head of S&P Global Ratings Global Infrastructure Practice and joined when the practice was established in 2015 to focus S&P’s extensive global infrastructure activity in a single team. The Global Infrastructure Practice covers utilities, energy, transport and PPPs and includes over 120 dedicated analysts in 24 cities. Susan’s extensive global infrastructure financing experience includes 20 years' infrastructure investment banking in North America, Australia and Asia at Macquarie. Previously, Susan advised the Australian federal government on trade, industry and labor policy issues. Susan holds economics (honors) and law degrees from the University of Sydney. She is a member of IIF's Green Finance and Infrastructure Working Groups and was a delegate to the 2016 B20 in China. Susan was actively involved in the report issued by the Bipartisan Policy Centre's Executive Council on Infrastructure, "Bridging the Gap Together: A New Model to Modernize US Infrastructure." She also led S&P Global Ratings' development of its new Green Evaluation product. Susan is an NACD Fellow and trustee of the Tenement Museum in New York.
International-Affairs Columnist at The Globe and mail
Doug Saunders is an author and journalist of Canadian and British citizenship. He is the author of the books Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World (2011), The Myth of the Muslim Tide (2012) and Maximum Canada (2017) and is the international-affairs columnist for the Canadian national newspaper The Globe and Mail. He served as the paper’s London-based European bureau chief for a decade, after having run the paper’s Los Angeles bureau, and has written extensively from East Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and North Africa. He writes a weekly column devoted to the larger themes and intellectual concepts behind international news, and has won the National Newspaper Award, Canada’s counterpart to the Pulitzer Prize, on five occasions, as well as the Schelling Prize for Architectural Theory, the Donner Prize and the National Library of China Wenjin Book Award