Executive Vice President / Western Canada
Société de financement et d’accompagnement en performance énergétique (SOFIAC)
Stuart has managed the successful investment and delivery of over $15 billion of infrastructure assets delivered through alternative project finance structures. He has grown three national advisory practices in Canada, all within the infrastructure and energy sector, including offerings around energy sustainability and carbon reduction. He has developed and implemented new and innovative financing structures across Canada to develop new infrastructure delivery models. Through effective decision-making with execution abilities, he consistently produces exceptionally positive results for businesses.
Stuart has recently transitioned from his role as CEO for Energy Services Association of Canada to Executive Vice President of SOFIAC. Prior to this, he was the national lead for a Big 4 capital and infrastructure project solutions practice, providing expertise for strategic capital planning, deal structuring and procurement advice while drawing on over 25 years of experience in infrastructure and project finance. In his advisory roles, Stuart leverages his expertise in the UK, European and Canadian infrastructure markets across both the public and private sectors.
Stuart is acting treasurer and board member for the Clean Air Partnership and the Chair of the Audit Committee, and board member for the Toronto Atmospheric Fund. He has authored a number of white papers and spoken at many conferences on subjects such as alternative financing, infrastructure investment and energy efficiency. Stuart has led annual strategic planning and budgeting exercises, including ongoing mentoring to business leaders across various business enterprises.