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Marni Dicker, ICD.D, LLB, BCL

Vice Chair & Director

Marni joined Tarion’s Board in March 2020 and her current term expires in 2027. Marni currently serves as the vice chair of the Board. She is also the chair of Tarion’s Human Resources & Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Governance, Regulatory Affairs & Nominations Committees.

Marni is currently Executive Vice President, Infrastructure and Chief Legal Officer for the Canadian Premier League. In this role, Marni spearheads the development of infrastructure that is critical to the continued growth of the Canadian soccer ecosystem. Additionally, Marni oversees the leagues legal affairs and works closely with the League Commissioner on expansion efforts.

Previously, Marni was Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Live Work Learn Play Inc. Marni led LWLP’s corporate and organizational growth, major infrastructure projects and anchor deal making on large scale real estate projects across Ontario and North America. As a seasoned infrastructure expert, Marni was involved in all facets of mixed use community development, and the structuring of unique and innovative partnerships on mega projects. Marni was the first in Ontario to structure a private GO station at Woodbine Racetrack, under the new Transit Orient Development model.

Formerly, Marni was Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel at Infrastructure Ontario where she was responsible for leading the Legal Services, Procurement, Transaction Finance, Commercial Projects, Business Strategy & Communications, Records Management, Insurance, Policy and Freedom of Information teams. In that role, Marni managed and oversaw the teams which were responsible for over $10 Billion worth of procurements annually; creating strategic partnerships with the private sector managing the financial risks and commercial components of financial transactions; and providing legal advice to all IO business units whether in Major Projects, Real Estate or Lending. Additionally, in her role as Corporate Secretary, Marni was responsible for all IO board governance matters, and was the Vice Chair of the Investment & Risk Committee and Alternative Financing and Procurement Steering Committee.

Amongst other accolades, Marni has recently received the following awards:

  • Urban Land Institute, Hall of Champions
  • Canadian General CounselAward, Business Achievement.
  • Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women Award.
  • Women’s Infrastructure Network(WIN) as an Outstanding Leader.
  • The Premier’s Award of Excellence from the Province of Alberta for the Calgary Courthouse Public Private Partnership Structuring.

Prior to IO, Marni was Senior Vice President, Business& Government Affairs and Corporate Counsel for SNC-Lavalin Inc. and prior that, Marni was a commercial litigation lawyer with two well-known Bay street law firms.

Marni is currently a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Toronto Metropolitan University, where she devotes her time to the Ryerson Law Practice Program and Faculty of Law.

Marni is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Technical Standards and Safety Association and Create TO.