May 6, 2021

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships Announces President & CEO Mark Romoff’s Plan to Step Down

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) today announced that Mark Romoff will be stepping down as President & CEO on May 31. Romoff recently celebrated 10 years at CCPPP — a decade of unprecedented growth for the organization. As part of a thoughtful and considered succession planning process, a search for the Council’s next CEO is underway and is being supported by the international search firm Boyden.

During his tenure, Romoff earned the trust and confidence of governments at all levels across Canada, Indigenous communities and the private sector, establishing CCPPP as the collaborative organization of choice to raise awareness, acceptance and greater adoption of the public-private partnership model. He is known nationally and internationally for celebrating and promoting Canada’s remarkable P3 track record. He elevated the Council’s award-winning annual conference into a “must attend” industry event.

Romoff modernized the way the Council engages with its valued members, establishing CCPPP’s widely read Daily News Clippings, and launching the Council’s social media presence and the popular monthly Candid Conversations series. His leadership helped the Council draw attention to infrastructure issues and opportunities in Canada’s Indigenous communities, champion the creation of the Young Leaders in Infrastructure (YLI) group and continue to advocate for the Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN).

“It’s a difficult decision to leave such an amazing organization that I have been enormously privileged to serve. I am especially proud of what our strong and dedicated team accomplished, positioning the Council as the ‘go to’ organization on P3s for governments, industry, the media and the research community both at home and abroad,” said Romoff. “The Council is a vibrant, unique and much valued place where leaders in the public and private sector can work together to find innovative solutions to the most pressing infrastructure challenges facing Canadians. Our strong and engaged team will continue this momentum, with planning for the 29th annual conference this November already underway with the much appreciated support of our stakeholders.”

Mark Bain, Chair of the CCPPP Board of Directors, said: “Our Board appreciates Mark’s strong contribution over the past 10 years and, in particular, over the turbulent past 12 months. Mark has worked hard to engage with our stakeholders and emphasize the need for sustained and disciplined infrastructure investment and public-private collaboration both during the pandemic and as we emerge from it. Mark has positioned the Council for continued success as the leading Canadian P3 organization and he will be greatly missed.”

The Hon. John Manley, CCPPP’s Honourary Chair, added: “I’ve known Mark for many years and have enjoyed working with him to help raise attention and spark much-needed conversations about the importance of investing in infrastructure to boost Canada’s economic growth and improve our communities. We will miss having him at the table.”

Johanne Mullen, CCPPP Director and Executive Committee member, added: “By ensuring that a range of voices and viewpoints are heard from the public, private, Indigenous, women’s, young professionals and other diverse communities, Mark has helped the Council to broaden and enrich the infrastructure conversation.”

About The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national not-for-profit, non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. Its mandate is to collaborate with all levels of government, Indigenous communities and the private sector to enable innovative, sustainable approaches to developing, maintaining and operating infrastructure that achieve the best outcomes and enhanced quality of life for Canadians. The Council is a proponent of evidence-based public policy in support of P3s, facilitates the adoption of international best practices, and educates stakeholders and the community on the economic and social benefits of public-private partnerships.