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January 11, 2013
City of Toronto announces new Chief Information Officer
The City of Toronto is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Meikle to the position of Chief Information Officer, effective February 11. As CIO, he will lead information technology solutions that align with the City's goals and objectives.
Meikle is currently Chief Information Officer with the City of Brampton - a position he has held since 2008.
"The appointment of Mr. Meikle as the City of Toronto's Chief Information Officer will prove invaluable, as he brings the necessary leadership, experience and expertise to the position," said Rob Rossini, Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer. "He is a welcome addition to our senior management team."
"I am honoured to be given this opportunity and look forward to joining the City of Toronto's team," said Meikle.
An executive transformational and strategic business leader, Meikle is innovative and results-oriented, with a proven track record of more than 20 years in planning, developing, and implementing award-winning global business and technology solutions in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Prior to joining the City of Brampton, Meikle held leadership roles in global operations, customer service, marketing, e-business and information technology.
Meikle is passionate about the potential and power of teamwork to produce a customer- centric culture. Under his leadership as CIO in Brampton, his team has won many prestigious global, national and provincial industry awards. Highlights include being named to the prestigious Global CIO 100 Honouree list in 2011 and 2012, and various national and provincial government technology awards for creating business value through the effective and innovative use of Information Technology.
A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Meikle holds an Honours BMath in Computer Science and Business Administration.
In welcoming Meikle to his new role, Rossini acknowledged the leadership of Lan Nguyen, who has served as Acting CIO for the past six months. Nguyen will continue to play an integral role in the planning and delivery of I&T services and solutions, and will assist Meikle during his transition to Toronto.
Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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