Toronto City Council finalizes improved administrative structure, appoints new managers|
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Toronto City Council appointed two new Deputy City Managers and one Deputy City
Manager/Chief Financial Officer today.
The two new Deputy City Managers are Fareed M. Amin and Sue Corke. Both Mr.
Amin and Ms. Corke have extensive experience as Deputy Ministers in the Ontario
government. The Deputy City Manager/Chief Financial Officer is Joseph
Pennachetti. Mr. Pennachetti has been Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for
the City of Toronto since January of 2002.
These appointments complete the restructuring of the City's administration that
was approved by City Council in November 2004. The restructuring is designed to
give City staff both greater public accountability, and greater flexibility in
responding to the changing needs of the city.
Preparations have been underway to implement the new structure for the past
several months. The new structure takes effect April 15, 2005.
The responsibilities of the new Deputy City Managers include corporate
oversight, administrative governance, and responsibility for coordinating the
collective expertise of the city on major projects. The Deputy City Managers
will lead city-wide initiatives promoting innovation and collaborative work.
Mr. Amin and Ms. Corke will begin work with the City early in May 2005.
Biographies of Fareed M. Amin, Sue Corke and Joseph Pennachetti are attached to
this news release. For more information about the administrative restructuring
please visit the City of Toronto Web site at www.toronto.ca/admin-stru
"Residents and businesses will see greater emphasis placed on city-wide
initiatives as staff from across the organization are coordinated to focus on
the City’s most important projects and services," said Toronto Mayor David
Miller. "The structure will also be easier for the public to understand from a
The new administrative structure will provide greater flexibility and
innovation in areas that stretch across organizational boundaries, such as the
3-1-1 initiative, and the Clean and Beautiful City project.
Under the new structure, the current Chief Administrative Officer for the City,
Shirley Hoy, becomes the City Manager.
Office of Mayor David Miller
Fareed M. Amin
Mr. Amin is currently the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Citizenship and
Immigration, Deputy Minister Responsible for Seniors and for Women’s Issues.
Mr. Amin was appointed to this position in February, 2005.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Mr. Amin was the
Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs from January 2003
to February 2005
Mr. Amin joined the Ontario Public Service in 1986 as a student planner at the
Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Over the last 18 years, he has held
progressively responsible positions including Director, Corporate Policy
Secretariat, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines; Executive Coordinator,
Municipal, Justice and Fiscal Policy, Cabinet Office/Premier’s Office;
Assistant Deputy Minister, Provincial-Local Finance Secretariat at the Ministry
of Finance; and Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Planning and Standards, with
the Ministry of Transportation.
Mr. Amin has an undergraduate degree in Applied Geography and Planning from the
University of Guyana; a Certificate in Public Administration from the
University of Toronto; and a Master of Public Administration from Queen's
University in Kingston.
Ms. Corke is currently the Deputy Minister of Consumer and Business Services in
the Ministry of Consumer and Business Services. Ms. Corke was appointed to
this position in February 2004 and was the Acting Deputy Minister for this
Ministry since 2003. Prior to becoming Deputy Minister, Ms. Corke was the
Assistant Deputy Minister for the Policy and Consumer Protection Services
Division from 2001 to 2003 with responsibility for oversight of several areas
including the Technical Standards Safety Authority and the Electrical Safety
Authority. Ms. Corke was also responsible for the Government of Ontario
development of ServiceOntario. From 1998 to 2001 Ms. Corke was the Assistant
Deputy Minister of the Business Division within the Ministry of Consumer and
Commercial Relations with oversight responsibilities for several consumer
protection and business practices statutes. Ms. Corke has also had extensive
experience working as an advocate for affordable housing and was the Director
of the Housing Advocacy Task Force within the Ministry of Housing from
1988-1991 and was the Director responsible for provincial planning reforms to
support affordable housing from 1992 to 1996.
Ms. Corke began work at the province of Ontario in 1981 and has moved through a
number of progressively more senior policy, operations and task force roles
through her career.
Ms. Corke has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of
Toronto and has been recognized several times for her contributions to client
Mr. Pennachetti has been the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for the City
of Toronto since January 21, 2002.
Mr. Pennachetti becomes the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
effective April 15, 2005.
Prior to joining the City of Toronto, Mr. Pennachetti was the Treasurer and
Commissioner of Finance for the Region of Peel from 1995 to his appointment at
the City of Toronto.
From 1990 to 1995 Mr. Pennachetti was the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance
for the Region of York, and previously worked in the Finance departments of the
Region of Durham and the City of Edmonton.
Mr. Pennachetti has a Bachelor of Commerce, a Master of Business Administration
and is a Certified General Accountant.