Archived - Minister of Finance Announces Appointment to PPP Canada Board of Directors

June 2, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance

Finance Minister Joe Oliver today announced the appointment of John Beck to the Board of Directors of PPP Canada.

Mr. Beck is founder and Executive Chairman of Aecon Group Inc., a Canadian-based construction and infrastructure development company. Mr. Beck has more than 50 years of experience in the construction industry in Canada and internationally, including the development of public-private partnerships (P3s).

Melissa Lantsman
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Finance
613-369-5696

Stéphanie Rubec
Media Relations
Department of Finance
613-369-4000


John M. Beck

John M. Beck is founder and Executive Chairman of Aecon Group Inc., a leader in the Canadian construction industry. Mr. Beck has more than 50 years of experience in the construction industry in Canada and internationally. His background includes corporate leadership in numerous construction activities including heavy civil, commercial and industrial projects, precast concrete manufacturing, and the development of public-private partnerships.

Mr. Beck is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Financing Authority as well as the Canadian Olympic Foundation. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary and is also a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.

Mr. Beck has also served as Chairman of the Board of the Ontario Power Authority and as a director of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy, a leading Ottawa-based think tank.

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