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Nackan named P3 Champion

By Adam Freill   

Construction Leadership P3s

Aecon’s Steve Nackan recognized by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships during annual conference.

(Photo courtesy of Aecon and CCPPP)

Steve Nackan, executive vice-president at Aecon and president of Aecon Concessions, is the newest P3 Champion, as recognized by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP).

Nackan, who has served as a dedicated volunteer member of the council’s board of directors since 2013, received the prestigious award at P3 2022, the 30th anniversary of CCPPP’s annual conference.

“Steve is a deeply respected leader in Canada’s P3 infrastructure sector and internationally. His carefully deliberated opinions carry weight at the table when challenges and opportunities arise, based off the tremendous depth of his experience and ingenuity in structuring successful P3 partnerships and the use of innovative finance models at Aecon,” said CCPPP chair and partner at Torys LLP, Mark Bain. “The council has also benefitted tremendously from his support and guidance as a long-serving member of our board and executive committee.”

The Champion Award is presented by the council to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to P3s in Canada. Nackan joins a long line of distinguished Canadians who have received the award. A full list of past award winners can be found here.


“I am extremely honoured to receive this award from CCPPP and would like to thank the awards committee and my fellow board members for this recognition,” said Nackan. “The P3 model has transformed infrastructure development since its inception, and I am proud to have played a leading role in delivering nation-building projects with significant societal and economic benefits — a feat that would not have been possible without the incredible teams, clients, and public and private sector partners I have had the privilege of working with over the past 25 years.”

The awards committee noted Nackan has played an integral role for more than 20 years at Aecon, guiding the evolution of the “made in Canada” public-private partnership model and championing new and innovative P3 finance models.




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