Advisor and Corporate Director
Mr. Blain is Senior Director, Global Infrastructure at KPMG. He is also a member of the Technical Advisor Panel of the Public Private Investment Advisory Facility (World Bank); a Director of GeoStabilization International; a Director of the Canada West Foundation; a member of the National Governors Association Board of Advisors; a member of the UBC Dean of Arts Advisory Council and the Vancouver School of Economics Advisory Board; and a member of the Pacific Autism Family Centre.
Previously, Mr. Blain served as Partnerships BC’s President and CEO, and subsequently as Chair of the Board of Directors. Under Mr. Blain’s leadership, Partnerships BC participated in more than 45 partnership projects with an investment value of $15 billion. Mr. Blain has also been a Director of BC Hydro, the Chair of Powerex, a Director of the Transportation Investment Corporation, and a Director of the UBC Investment Management Trust.
Before joining Partnerships BC, Mr. Blain was an investment banker with Pemberton Securities, which became RBC Capital Markets. Over a 20 year period, he was responsible for senior coverage of major corporations and governments in western Canada, with specialization in public finance, utilities and infrastructure finance.
Previously, Mr. Blain was an economist with the Bank of Canada and Director of Central Borrowing with the B.C. Ministry of Finance.
Mr. Blain holds a Ph.D. (Economics) from the University of British Columbia.