TORONTO — Michael Lindsay, president of project delivery at Infrastructure Ontario (IO), will take the helm as president and CEO effective Nov. 1.
The announcement was made Sept. 18 by Laurie Scott, minister of infrastructure.
Lindsay’s private-sector experience includes the position of global director of infrastructure planning and advisory at Hatch, where he helped governments create public-private partnerships and he served as an associate principal with McKinsey and Company where he was a core leader of the Canadian Public Sector Practice. In addition, he helped provincial and federal ministries reduce costs, improve service, and analyze the effectiveness of money spent on economic development and innovation, states a release.
“I look forward to taking on this role and continuing IO’s support of Ontario’s ambitious infrastructure agenda,” said Lindsay in a statement.
Current president and CEO Ehren Cory’s appointment had originally been set to expire in February 2020, however, he agreed to extend his appointment to ensure continued leadership during the initial impacts of COVID-19.
“Ehren has been critical to ensuring that IO is well positioned to succeed on the next generation of infrastructure projects, including the hospitals, roads, courthouses and subway projects on the P3 pipeline,” said Scott.
“Michael has been a valued member of the IO executive and has extensive experience working in the private sector. I look forward to working with him in this key leadership role.”