Jane Bird provides advice to private and public sector clients on the development and execution of infrastructure projects. Jane has 20 years of experience leading significant projects in the transportation, power, building and wastewater sectors. These include the development and construction of the Canada Line, a $2-billion, 19-km public private partnership rapid transit line connecting downtown Vancouver with Richmond and Vancouver International Airport; the construction of the Waneta Expansion Project, a $900-million hydroelectric generating station in southeastern British Columbia; and the renewal of Canada House in London, U.K.
As a result of her leadership, Jane received the National Outstanding Leader Award from the Women’s Infrastructure Network (2017). She was also awarded the Vancouver Board of Trade Spirit of Vancouver Outstanding Leadership Award (2009), named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women (2009) and awarded the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association Appreciation Award (2011).
Jane chairs the board of Nieuport Aviation, an investment of the Infrastructure Investment Fund, a NY infrastructure fund. She is also on the board of the Canada Infrastructure Bank. In June of this year, after 16 years, she stepped down from the Board of GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. Jane has been a board member of Crown, public and private companies since 2007, including Western Forest Products Inc., IBI Group Inc. and BC Ferries.