Marni Dicker

Marni is a Principal at StrategyCorp and leads the Land Development and Infrastructure Practice.

Prior to joining Strategy Corp 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. A seasoned infrastructure expert, Marni is involved in all facets of mixed-use community development, and 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.

Marni was formerly Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel at Infrastructure Ontario, 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 billions of dollars 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:

  • Canadian General Counsel Award, 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 to that, Marni was a commercial litigation lawyer with two well-known Bay street law firms.

Marni is  a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Toronto Metropolitan University, where she devotes her time to the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural studies,  to the  Law Practice Program and the Lincoln Alexander faculty of Law. Marni is a member of the Boards of Directors of Tarion, Technical Standards Safety Authority and CreateTO. Marni is also Vice Chair of the Board at Habitat for Humanity GTA and is Chair of their Women Build.

Additionally, Marni is a member of the Sinai Health Systems Operational Effectiveness Committee of the Board.

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