TORONTO — Effective Feb. 6, 2018, Gerard McDonald is resigning as registrar of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) — Ontario’s engineering regulator — to become CEO of Engineers Canada.
“We accomplished several milestone achievements under his watch, notably the recent passage of Bill 177, which made several changes to the Professional Engineers Act that improve the regulator’s transparency, accountability and effectiveness in regulating professional engineering,” said PEO president Bob Dony in a statement.
McDonald also oversaw the development and implementation of PEO’s Practice Evaluation and Knowledge program, which is designed to improve the association’s data about its practitioners’ engineering practice profiles.
He was appointed registrar by PEO Council in January 2014. PEO Council will appoint an interim registrar and begin recruiting a new registrar in January 2018.