Ian is the Chief Executive Officer at Skills Ontario and an action-oriented leader and decision maker with a focus on customer needs and service. He is passionate about inspiring youth to pursue careers in the skilled trades and technologies. A former board member of Skills Ontario, Ian brings a strong background and interest in advocacy, government relations, public policy, legal/ regulatory issues, administrative law, and human resources to the role of CEO following 30 years at Canadian Manufacturers and Exports. As the CEO of Skills Ontario, Ian is skilled at consensus building from groups with varied interests and can build consensus to maximize and leverage strengths of team members to the overall benefit of the organization. Ian remains active in various professional organizations and affiliations, such as the CISWP Stakeholder Advisory Committee.
“I am proud to lead a team dedicated to helping young people pursue rewarding career opportunities within the skilled trades and technologies. This is a critical time for the skilled trades industry in Ontario and attracting youth to these careers is more important than ever. Collaborating with other organizations and utilizing their strengths to reach these future workers will help the province achieve success and prosperity.”