John McArthur has degrees in Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture. After practicing these professions for some time, he took a career turn in 1990 when he joined a major real estate development company as Vice President of Development. In this role he was responsible for major projects across Canada. He has been a member of senior management in engineering and construction companies as well as president of a Project Management firm, and prior to joining Kiewit, President of Bilfinger Project Investments in North America. When he joined Bilfinger he established offices in Toronto and Vancouver and over the course of 8 years built an organization that was the leader both within Bilfinger and in North America in terms of projects completed in capital value at over $4 Billion in the P3 infrastructure space. These projects included Golden Ears Bridge, Kicking Horse Pass, North East Stoney Trail, North West Anthony Henday, Kelowna and Vernon Hospitals, and Women’s College Hospital. McArthur is experienced and knowledgeable at all levels of organizational dynamics as well as development, finance, design and construction of major infrastructure projects ranging in size from below $100M to above $1B.
In October 2011 Mr. McArthur joined the Kiewit organization as President of Kiewit Development Company. He is responsible for the company’s equity investments in infrastructure in the context of the P3 delivery model for infrastructure throughout North America.
He is a Board member of the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships (CCPPP). He is a past Non-executive Board member of Bilfinger Berger Civil Construction in Canada, and a former member of the Management Executive of Bilfinger Project Investments globally.