OTTAWA, Sept. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Engineers Canada is pleased to announce
the appointment of Kim Allen, FEC, P.Eng., as chief executive officer
effective September 11, 2012.
Most recently chief executive officer at Professional Engineers Ontario,
Mr. Allen is a dynamic leader committed to finding creative solutions
and implementing winning strategies. He brings to his new role the
experience of being at the helm of PEO for nearly a decade as chief
executive officer and registrar.
One of Mr. Allen's top priorities will be to provide strong leadership
and management skills to enhance collaboration between Engineers Canada
and its 12 constituent associations, governments and other
The timing of Mr. Allen's appointment provides a unique opportunity for
Engineers Canada to make a difference for the engineering profession
and for society through the development and implementation of
innovative policies and programs.
"I am very enthusiastic about joining the excellent team at Engineers
Canada," said Mr. Allen. "The opportunity to work with the Board in
executing its strategic policies and programs that reflect the changing
face of the profession and society is very exciting."
"The Board looks forward to working with Mr. Allen in his new role,"
said Catherine Karakatsanis, FEC, FCAE, P.Eng., president of Engineers
Canada. "His strategic thinking, experience and leadership are an
excellent complement to our team. We are eager to start working with
him in our role to support the very important regulatory work done by
our constituent associations and provide leadership to the engineering
In addition to his years at PEO, Mr. Allen has a solid twenty-year
record of accomplishment as a chief executive in the public, private
and association sectors. A past member of the Ontario Minister of
Citizenship and Immigration's Roundtable; director with Yves Laundry
Foundation; and chair of the Licensing and Occupations Bridging Working
Group of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, Mr. Allen
currently sits on the boards of the Certified Management Accountants,
Ontario Energy Network and the Fairness Commissioner's Advisory
Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 provincial and
territorial associations that regulate the practice of engineering in
Canada and license the country's more than 250,000 members of the
engineering profession. Engineers Canada is the business name of the
Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.
SOURCE: Engineers Canada
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613-232-2474, ext. 249