TORONTO – Bruce Matthews was recently appointed the new chief executive officer of Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO).
Rex Meadley, chairman of the board of directors, announced the appointment effective Feb. 26.
Matthews has 16 years of management experience in not-for-profit organizations. His association/NFP experience includes deputy registrar postings at Professional Engineers Ontario, the Real Estate Council of Ontario and the Ontario College of Trades, states a release issued by CEO.
He has also held board positions, including terms as president/chair, in the NFP sector with the Human Factors Association of Canada and most recently the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation.
First licensed as a professional engineer in 1990, his engineering experience includes staff and leadership roles at Atomic Energy of Canada, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, BGM Human Factors Engineering and the Ford Motor Company.
He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Certificate in Building Science from the University of Toronto.
Matthews succeeds Barry Steinberg, who is retiring, and will continue with the implementation of CEO’s strategic plan, with a strong focus on advocacy and member engagement and the responsibility for the day-to-day management of the association’s operations.
“Bruce brings with him a good understanding of the environment within which our members provide services along with very impressive leadership skills,” said Meadley in a statement.