- Managing Director, Greenfield Investments & Value Creation
Olivia Steedman leads the Greenfield and Renewables team and the Value Creation and Analytics team. The Greenfield and Renewables team is focused on investing in early stage (i.e. in development or under construction) infrastructure assets as well as renewables assets across the globe. The team currently invests in two renewables platforms: Cubcio and BluEarth. The Value Creation and Analytics (VCA) team is responsible for working with each of INR's regional and sector teams and with portfolio company management to deliver best practices and value enhancements in each phase of a deal. The VCA team is also responsible for the analysis that supports INR's portfolio construction decisions.
Olivia has been involved in a number of acquisitions and has served on a number of boards across the portfolio since joining Ontario Teachers' in 2002. Before joining Ontario Teachers', she was an Assistant Vice-President in the project finance and privatization group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She also practiced civil engineering at Marshall Macklin Monaghan.
A Professional Engineer and Chartered Accountant, Olivia earned a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Queen's University and has an ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
- Director, Greenfield Investments and Renewables
Chris Ireland has worked with several portfolio companies in his years at Ontario Teachers'. He was instrumental in the acquisition of Cubico Sustainable Investments and serves as a board member and chair of its Investment Committee. Chris also serves on the boards of Cubico, BluEarth Renewables, and InterGen, and has been a board member on six other portfolio companies. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Chris was an investment banker, a project developer for fossil and renewable power projects, and a power and petrochemical plant engineer for a large EPC company.
A Professional Engineer, Chris earned a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.A.Sc. in Atmospheric Fluid Mechanics both from the University of Waterloo, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a Professional Engineer.
- Senior Principal, Greenfield Investments & Renewables
Marc joined the Greenfield and Renewables team in May 2017. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', he was a member of the senior management team at SNC-Lavalin, one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world. While at SNC-Lavalin, he was in charge of the development and execution of investment opportunities globally in the infrastructure, power and mining sectors including public-private partnerships. Earlier in his career, Marc worked in investment banking at Houlihan Lokey and ABN Amro in Frankfurt and London.
Marc holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore, a Masters in Management from ISC Paris Business School and an MBA from the University of Georgia (Atlanta). He is also a CFA charterholder.
- Senior Principal, Infrastructure & Natural Resources
Brad Leufkens has been involved in the energy and infrastructure sectors for over eight years and has significant experience structuring and executing investments in international power markets. In his current role, Brad oversees Ontario Teachers' renewable energy portfolio which includes investments in the Americas and Europe.
Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Brad worked in investment banking with the Royal Bank of Canada structuring infrastructure investments in Canada and originating sub investment grade credit in the US Capital Markets.
Brad holds an Honours B.Sc degree in Physics from the University of Guelph. He also serves on the Young Leaders Board for the St. Michael's Hospital Foundation in Toronto.
Michael Franklin is a member of the Infrastructure team, covering Greenfield & Renewables. Since joining Ontario Teachers' in 2012 Michael has been involved in a number of investments including the acquisition of Chicago Skyway and the sale of Northern Star Generation. He has sat on the board of Chicago Skyway and is actively involved in BluEarth Renewables and Anbaric Development Partners. Prior to joining the Infrastructure team at Ontario Teachers', Michael worked in investment banking at BMO Capital Markets and corporate finance at PWC.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, an MBA from McMaster University's School of Business and is a CFA charterholder.
Scott Kamins joined Ontario Teachers' in 2014 and has been involved in a number of investments and initiatives in both infrastructure and natural resources. He previously worked in investment banking at Macquarie Capital where he was involved in M&A advisory and principal investing across the infrastructure and energy sectors.
Scott holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.