Michael Fenn

Michael Fenn
Michael Fenn serves on the Board’s Audit & Actuarial Committee and Governance Committee.  He is one of the two Directors nominated by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).  

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 regional transportation authority Metrolinx and regional health authority Mississauga Halton LHIN.

Mr. Fenn is now Visiting Fellow (Infrastructure) with the Lawrence National Centre of Western University’s Ivey Business School, as well as being a management consultant specializing in the public sector and healthcare. He is also a Board Director with the Toronto District School Board's realty arm, the Toronto Lands Corporation. He is a chartered board director, having attained the C.Dir. designation from McMaster University in 2014.

His recent published research reports have addressed: ‘megatrends’ and the future of Canada’s infrastructure; creative approaches to infrastructure finance including municipal asset management; the role of the city manager in Ontario; municipal government “at an inflection point”; and, water, wastewater and stormwater policy in Ontario.

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 in a chapter in the book: Leaders in the Shadows: The Leadership Qualities of Municipal Chief Administrative Officers, by Professor David Siegel.