Concert Infrastructure by the Numbers
AGGREGATE PORTFOLIO CAPITALIZATION OF MORE THAN $3.3 BILLION
DIRECT INVESTMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF 10 CANADIAN PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS
OWNED BY 10 CANADIAN UNION AND MANAGEMENT PENSION PLANS
13+ YEARS OF DIRECT INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND MANAGEMENT
The Concert Infrastructure Team
Our team brings strength and a depth of experience in investing in, delivering and managing critical Canadian infrastructure projects. Above all, we pride ourselves in understanding and supporting government public policy objectives beyond just the infrastructure that we deliver and on the strong, long term relationships we forge with our industry and government partners. Concert’s core values of integrity, service and quality drive our team’s business approach.
Derron Bain, Chief Executive Officer
Having joined Concert Infrastructure at its inception in 2010, Derron leads the strategy, origination, development, investment, financing and asset management activities of the Concert Infrastructure Fund, reporting to its Board of Directors. He holds directorships in each of Concert Infrastructure’s projects.
Over a 23-year period, Derron has an extensive track record of successfully leading the planning, financing, delivery and management of complex public private partnership infrastructure projects and multi-disciplinary teams on behalf of both government and private sector entities. With this experience he brings a unique perspective and understanding of the Canadian infrastructure market as well as the intersection between government and private sector business. A graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada and Dalhousie University, prior to his career in infrastructure, Derron was a maritime warfare officer in the Royal Canadian Navy.
Ian PodmoreGroup Head, Development and Construction
Ian Podmore is the Group Head Development and Construction of Concert Infrastructure. In this capacity he leads partnering, bidding and construction oversight activities of Concert Infrastructure’s projects.
He has over 17 years of development and infrastructure project delivery experience. Prior to joining Concert Infrastructure at its inception in 2010, Ian was a member of the Concert Properties' development team.
Ian is a graduate of the University of Victoria.
Robert AzzamGroup Head, Finance
Robert Azzam is the Group Head Finance of Concert Infrastructure. In this capacity he leads the project financing and financial administration activities of Concert Infrastructure and its projects.
He has over 25 years of financing experience. Prior to joining Concert Infrastructure in 2016, Robert held senior roles with Toronto-Dominion Bank and Infrastructure Ontario.
Robert is a graduate of Concordia University and holds an MBA in Finance from McGill University.
Amber PleasanceGroup Head, Project Operations Management
Amber Pleasance is the Group Head Project Operations Management of Concert Infrastructure. In this capacity she leads the oversight and management of Concert Infrastructure’s operational projects.
She has over 15 years of infrastructure project administration and management experience. Prior to joining Concert Infrastructure in 2014, Amber was a member of the project delivery team at Infrastructure Ontario.
Amber is a graduate of the University of Toronto.
David Podmore, OBC, Founder, Chair
Recognized as an icon in the Canadian real estate and infrastructure sectors, David Podmore, OBC brings more than four decades of experience to Concert Properties, the company he co-founded in 1989. Today, David is Chair of Concert Properties and Concert Infrastructure.
As a result of his leadership and vision, Concert Infrastructure has grown into a successful investor, developer and manager of public-private-partnership ("P3") infrastructure projects across Canada.
David is currently Chair of INSPIRE, the largest ever British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) fundraising campaign, is a BC Men’s Health Foundation Board member and sits on the Business Council of British Columbia’s Executive Committee. He previously served as President of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association and Chair of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, among other Board roles.
David received the first Award of Excellence granted by the Real Estate Institute of BC, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and in 2014 was invested to the Order of British Columbia.
Our Board of Directors
The Concert Infrastructure Board of Directors is elected annually from representatives nominated by the union and management pension plans they represent.
David R. Podmore, O.B.C.Chair Concert Infrastructure FT Inc.
Darcy BilnTrustee Local 213 Electrical Workers' Pension Plan
Brian CochraneBusiness Manager International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115
Dan JarvisBusiness Executive
Stephen LewisTrustee Telecommunication Workers Pension Plan (TWPP)
Ivan LimprightChair United Food and Commercial Workers Union Pension Plan
Czardoz LoquiaTrustee Telecommunication Workers Pension Plan (TWPP)
Vincent LukacsNational Representative Unifor
Richard ShortTrustee Pulp & Paper Industry Pension Plan
Bryan WallTrustee United Food and Commercial Workers Union Pension Plan
Our Company Unitholders
Concert is exclusively owned by more than 200,000 Canadian workers, represented by union and management pension funds, who keep us focused on generating steady, long-term value through our infrastructure projects.
Telecommunication Workers Pension Plan
Pulp & Paper Industry Pension Plan
UFCW Union Pension Plan
Teamsters (Local 213) Pension Plan
Local 213 Electrical Workers Pension Plan
Operating Engineer’s Pension Plan
Plumbing and Pipefitting Workers Local 170 Pension Plan
Pile Drivers’, Divers, Bridge, Dock & Wharf Builders’ Pension Plan
Marine and Shipbuilders Local 506 Pension Plan
British Columbia Labourers' Pension Plan
Concert Infrastructure works in close support of the Concert Communities Works initiative.
At Concert we are deeply invested in improving the lives of the Canadians in the communities where we partner to deliver and manage critical public infrastructure. This philosophy extends to a corporate giving program, investment in trades training programs and other philanthropic endeavors, donating staff time—as well as money and resources—to socially conscious community projects.
Concert Infrastructure prioritizes environmental, social and economic sustainability principles across our business, and our investment portfolio delivers innovative design and system solutions that support Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification, energy performance targets and guarantees, BOMA Best Certification and green financing.
At its core, Concert Infrastructure is focused on investing, developing, and managing infrastructure that supports the long-term needs of communities across Canada, and is committed to the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) Reporting Framework. PRI is a United Nations supported network of investors who work together to promote sustainable investment through the implementation of six aspirational environmental, social and governance principles.
Supported by strong corporate governance and values, Concert Infrastructure invests, develops, and manages sustainable infrastructure assets in communities across Canada. As a signatory to PRI since 2021, Concert Infrastructure is proud and committed to upholding the following six Principles for Responsible Investment.
We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.