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Ontario Construction News staff writer
Jim King, senior vice president and founder of EllisDon Capital, has received the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) 2021 P3 Champion Award.
The award is presented by the CCPPP to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to P3s in Canada.
The awards committee noted King was a pioneer who helped pave the way for greater acceptance and innovation of the ‘made-in-Canada’ version of the public-private partnership model. In particular, his approach had a tremendous impact on the way the first hospital P3s in Ontario were structured close to 20 years ago to deal with risk transfer and the private financing of public institutions.
“Jim’s ability to be the ‘voice of reason’ in resolving commercial and financial negotiations with clients and lenders during the earliest days of the Canadian P3 model truly makes Jim one of the pioneers of P3’s in North America,” said Danny Giacomel, vice-president of EllisDon Capital.
King joined EllisDon in 1983 as corporate treasurer and in 1989 he became senior VP and CFO. In 2000, he established a new division and operating company called EllisDon Capital, for the sole purpose of providing comprehensive development services to the PPP/AFP infrastructure market.
Throughout his career with EllisDon Capital, King was primarily a key member of the development and finance teams for all PPP pursuits, providing executive oversight to the project team and developing the financing solution.