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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 is now a management consultant specializing in the public sector.  He is also a Board Director with the Toronto District School Board's realty arm, the Toronto Lands Corporation.  A chartered board director, Michael obtained the C.Dir. designation from McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business in 2014.  

In 2019, Michael co-authored “Moving Canada’s Economic Infrastructure Forward: Addressing Six Risks to Timely, Economical, and Prudent Project Selection and Delivery” for the Lawrence National Centre at Ivey Business School.  His other published research reports have addressed: ‘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 several years, Michael has been jointly appointed by the Grand Chief of the Mushkegowuk Cree and the Ontario Solicitor General as Facilitator in discussions on policing 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, the OMAA's Robert Baldwin Award and the AMCTO’s Prestige Award.  In 2010, he was one of two Ontarians added 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.