TORONTO, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Metrolinx is pleased to announce the
recommended appointment of three new members to its board of directors:
Marianne McKenna, founding partner of Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg
Professor Bonnie M. Patterson, President and CEO of the Council of
Howard Lincoln Shearer, Chairman of the Board of Hitachi Power Systems
"Metrolinx is delighted to welcome Marianne McKenna, Bonnie Patterson,
and Howard Shearer to our board," said Metrolinx Chair Robert Prichard.
"They are outstanding citizens and their experience and skills will
help Metrolinx fulfill its mission to transform transportation in the
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area."
The new members have been recommended for appointed by the Government of
Ontario, subject to review of the Standing Committee on Government
Agencies. Each member will serve a term of three years, subject to
"It is important to have the right mix of corporate and public sector
experience to help deliver an efficient transportation network that
will meet the needs of the 6.6 million residents across the region,"
said Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Metrolinx is the Province of Ontario's regional transportation agency
for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. For more information, go to www.metrolinx.com.
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Metrolinx Welcomes New Members to the Board of Directors
Marianne McKenna is a founding partner of Kuwabara Payne McKenna
Blumberg Architects and is internationally recognized for making
architecture that advances cultural and educational mandates and
catalyses community building. Her projects include Le Quartler
Concordia, an integrated vertical campus at Concordia University in
Montreal; the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre at the
University of Waterloo; Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis and the Walker
Arts Centre at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology.
In Toronto, Marianne's projects include the Royal Conservatory's TELUS
Centre for Performance and Learning which earned KPMB its 11th Governor
General's Medal; the Rotman School of Management at the University of
Toronto, and a series of acclaimed workspaces for Torys LLP, Woodbridge
Company and CTV Inc. She is currently directing the design of a new
building for the Globe and Mail and the renovation and expansion of
Marianne has judged a range of art competitions and currently sits on
the Board of Directors for the Institute of Contemporary Culture for
the Royal Ontario Museum. In 2010 she was selected as one of Canada's
Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women's Executive Network.
Professor Bonnie M. Patterson is currently the President and CEO of the
Council of Ontario Universities. Professor Patterson previously served
as President of Trent University, and Dean of Business at Ryerson
Currently, she is a member of the Ontario government's Private Sector
Advisory Committee, the Advisory Board for the Mowat Centre for Policy
Innovation, and The Roberta Bondar Foundation. Professor Patterson also
served as the province's representative on the founding board of the
Greater Toronto Airports Authority and has participated in many
provincial advisory committees, including: the Biotechnology
Commercialization Centre Fund; the Health Industries Advisory Committee
on Sectoral Strategy Development; and the Centres of Excellence,
Ontario Technology Fund.
In 2006, she was recognized by the Women's Executive Network with
Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award. In 2010, Professor
Patterson was appointed to the Order of Ontario and as a Member of the
Order of Canada for her contributions as a leader in postsecondary
Howard Lincoln Shearer
Howard Lincoln Shearer is the Chairman of the Board of Hitachi Power
Systems Canada Ltd., and serves on the board of GE Hitachi Nuclear
Energy Canada Inc.
Prior to joining Hitachi, Mr. Shearer was employed in the high-tech
industry by Texas Instruments and Murata Erie. Mr. Shearer is a member
of the Board of Directors of the Independent Electricity System
Operator, and serves on the boards of the following non-profit and
public sector organizations: the Canadian Nurses Foundation, the
Principal's Advisory Council (University of Toronto at Mississauga),
the Canadian Studies Advisory Committee (University College, University
of Toronto), Governing Council of the University of Toronto and the
Board of Governors at McMaster University. Mr. Shearer also is a member
of other professional organizations, including the Energy Council of
Canada, the Canadian Nuclear Association and the Canadian Nuclear
For further information:
Mark Ostler, Metrolinx