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Michael Fenn

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Michael Fenn serves on the Board’s Audit & Actuarial Committee and Investment Committee. He is one of the two Directors nominated by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).

Michael has been an Ontario Deputy Minister under three Premiers, municipal chief administrator in Hamilton and Burlington, and the founding CEO of both regional transportation authority Metrolinx and regional health authority Mississauga Halton LHIN. He works as a management consultant and policy researcher, with a focus on infrastructure. A chartered board director, Michael obtained the C.Dir. designation from McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business in 2014, and he has served on the boards of the Toronto Lands Corporation and McMaster University.

In recent years Michael has been Special Advisor to the Ontario government on regional government reform and Visiting Fellow (Infrastructure) at Western University’s Ivey Business School. His published research reports have addressed: six infrastructure investment risks; regional collaboration in the Greater Toronto Area; municipal priorities after 2020; ‘megatrends’ and the future of Canada’s infrastructure; creative approaches to municipal infrastructure finance and asset management; the role of the city manager in Ontario; municipal government “at an inflection point”; and water, wastewater and stormwater policy in Ontario. For the past decade, Michael has been jointly appointed by the Grand Chief of the Mushkegowuk Cree and the Ontario Solicitor General as Facilitator of discussions on policing issues in Northeastern Ontario First Nations.

A recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Medal of Distinction in Public Administration for Ontario, Michael has also received the highest award for career achievement from Ontario’s two leading municipal management organizations and has been appointed to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's Honour Roll. Mr. Fenn's municipal management career has been profiled with a chapter in the book Leaders in the Shadows: The Leadership Qualities of Municipal Chief Administrative Officers, by Professor David Siegel.