New chairman for Partnerships BC

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Dana Hayden has been appointed Chair of Partnerships British Columbia Inc.'s  Board of Directors.

Dana operates Hayden Consulting Services, providing strategy, negotiation, public policy and governance advice. Prior to this she spent 30 years in the public sector and held nine Deputy Minister positions in the British Columbia government including economic development, forestry, mining, international trade, tourism, immigration and skills training. Dana was also CEO of the BC Pavilion Corporation, Destination BC and the BC Lottery Corporation.

Dana is the successor to Larry Blain who served as Partnerships BC's President and CEO. Under Mr. Blain's leadership, Partnerships BC participated in more than 35 partnership projects with an investment value of CAD$12 billion, CAD$4.5 billion of which is private capital.

Before joining Partnerships BC, Mr. Blain was an investment banker with Pemberton Securities, which became RBC Capital Markets. Over a 20 year period, he was responsible for senior coverage of major corporations and governments in western Canada, with specialization in public finance, utilities and infrastructure finance.

Partnerships BC serves British Columbians through the planning, delivery and oversight of major infrastructure projects. Its threefold mandate is to facilitate development of public-private partnerships (PPP) infrastructure projects in BC, to advise the government on whether to use these partnerships and finally to evaluate their value for money. As a company registered under the Business Corporations Act, Partnerships BC is wholly owned by the Province of British Columbia and reports to its shareholder the Minister of Finance.

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