UPDATE: January 2019
Michael Fenn has stepped back from StrategyCorp having been appointed as a Special Advisor to the Province of Ontario, tasked with a review of Regional Government. Read more about his new work here: https://news.ontario.ca/mma/en/2019/01/special-advisors-appointed-to-begin-regional-government-review.html
Over the course of an extensive career in public service, Michael Fenn has been an Ontario Deputy Minister under three Premiers, municipal chief administrator in Hamilton and Burlington, and the founding CEO of both Toronto / Hamilton regional transportation authority Metrolinx and GTA regional health authority Mississauga Halton LHIN.
He is a also Board Director with the C$85+ billion OMERS AC pension fund, chairing its Technology Committee, and with the Toronto Board of Education’s realty arm, the Toronto Lands Corporation. He has served for several years as jointly appointed Facilitator for discussions between the Mushkegowuk Tribal Council of First Nations and the Ontario Government. He is a certified board director, having attained the C.Dir. designation in 2014.
Michael researches and writes extensively on infrastructure and public policy. Topics of his recent major publications include: the impact of megatrends on rural infrastructure; reducing the regulatory burdens facing local business; an evaluation of public-private partnerships in building Ontario infrastructure; the role of technology committees in board governance; the evolution of the city manager position in municipal government; reform of Ontario’s water and wastewater system; and, the influence of megatrends on infrastructure investment.
Michael is the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal of Distinction in Public Administration for Ontario and the highest awards for career achievement from Ontario’s two leading municipal management organizations. In 2010, he was one of two Ontarians, added to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s Honour Roll. Michael’s municipal management career was recently profiled in a chapter in the book: Leaders in the Shadows: The Leadership Qualities of Municipal Chief Administrative Officers, by Professor David Siegel.
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