Rex Meadley, chairman of the board of directors of Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO), has announced the appointment of Bruce Matthews as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 26, 2018.
Matthews enters the position with 16 years of management experience in not-for-profit (NFP) organizations. His association/NFP experience includes deputy registrar postings at Professional Engineers Ontario, the Real Estate Council of Ontario, and the Ontario College of Trades. He has also held board positions, including terms as president/chair, in the NFP sector with the Human Factors Association of Canada and most recently the Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation.
First licensed as a professional engineer in 1990, his engineering experience includes staff and leadership roles at Atomic Energy of Canada, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, BGM Human Factors Engineering, and the Ford Motor Company. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Certificate in Building Science from the University of Toronto.
Matthews succeeds the retiring Barry Steinberg. He will continue with the implementation of CEO’s strategic plan, with a strong focus on advocacy and member engagement. Matthews will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the association’s operations.
“Bruce brings with him a good understanding of the environment within which our members provide services along with very impressive leadership skills. We look forward to working with him to achieve the vision he has for our association,” commented Meadley.
Founded in 1975, Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) is a not-for-profit association representing consulting engineering firms that collectively employ more than 18,000 people across the province of Ontario. Its member firms provide a wide range of engineering services to government and private sector clients. Member firms range in size from sole proprietorships to large multinational engineering firms. CEO advocates for a business and regulatory climate that allows its members to provide the highest level of services and best possible value to its clients. CEO promotes the important contribution that the consulting engineering sector makes to the social, economic and environmental quality of life in Ontario.
As part of a regulated profession, the engineers employed by CEO member companies are obligated by law to act with fidelity to the public interest.