Larry Blain is the Chair of the Partnerships BC Board of Directors. Prior to his appointment as Chair, Mr. Blain served as Partnerships BC's President and CEO. Under Mr. Blain’s leadership, Partnerships BC participated in more than 35 partnership projects with an investment value of $12 billion, $4.5 billion of which is private capital. 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.