January 12, 2011

CCPPP Appoints New CEO

Mark Romoff headshotMark Romoff has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, effective January 17, 2011.

A senior business executive, Mark recently led an international consulting practice focused on global trade, investment and innovation strategy. Previously, he was the founding President and CEO of the Ontario Centres of Excellence, driving successful commercialization of new technologies, developing the next generation of entrepreneurs and enabling new company start-ups through seed capital investments across priority sectors.

During a long and distinguished career with the government of Canada, Mark served as Executive Director at Industry Canada and in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as a senior diplomat in Nigeria, Mexico, Malaysia, Japan and the United States with responsibility for Canada's trade, investment, and science and technology relationships.

Mark is a committed volunteer who serves as a member of the Board of Career Edge Organization, the Quebec City Conference and the Central Canadian Public Television Association. His education includes a Bachelor of Science from McGill University, a Masters in Applied Science from the University of Waterloo, and he is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives Program and the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds the ICD.D designation.

President Dale Richmond would like to thank the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for their time and commitment throughout the selection process. He would also like to thank Cynthia Robertson who stepped in as Executive Director during this transition phase and, most notably, for her contribution to the enormous success of our 2010 conference.