CCPPP Chair Dale Richmond said:
"We are very excited to have someone of John Manley's stature accept this position with our organization. Given his valued contributions to Canadian public policy in both the public and the private sectors, I cannot think of anyone better suited to promote the importance of public-private partnerships (P3s) in addressing Canada's infrastructure needs."
Mr. Manley said:
"The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships has a 22-year record of success as a thought leader in the procurement of public infrastructure and services. P3s combine best practices from the public and private sectors to deliver - on time and on budget - innovative, high-quality, long-lasting infrastructure."
Over a 16-year career in Parliament, Mr. Manley gained extensive knowledge of P3s in their early adoption in Canada. He served Canada as Minister of Industry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister. In 2002 and 2003 he held the additional post of Minister of Infrastructure and Crown Corporations.
In 2010, Mr. Manley was appointed President and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, representing the CEOs and controlling shareholders of 150 leading Canadian companies.