The new CEO will support the NCC's mandate to make Canada's Capital Region a model of urban development
GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today announced the appointment of Tobi Nussbaum as Chief Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission (NCC) for a term of four years, effective February 4, 2019, following an open, transparent and merit-based selection process.
Tobi Nussbaum has dedicated his career to public service. He moved to Ottawa to join the Canadian Foreign Service in 1996, starting in the legal bureau and then taking on different responsibilities that included postings to the United Nations in New York and the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In Ottawa, he has served in various senior positions within the Department of Global Affairs and the Privy Council Office.
He was first elected as City Councillor for the City of Ottawa in 2014. During his mandate, he was Chair of the Built Heritage Sub-Committee, Commissioner for OC Transpo, and a member of the Planning Committee and of the Community and Protective Services Committee.
Mr. Nussbaum holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, a law degree from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Arts from Queen's University.
The NCC is the federal Crown corporation that ensures Canada's Capital Region is a dynamic and inspiring source of pride for all Canadians and a legacy for generations to come. In all aspects of its planning activities, the NCC upholds the highest standards of excellence. Its goal is to make Canada's Capital Region a model of urban planning: a place where decisions about the use and development of urban lands are based on considerations of environmental sensitivity, sustainability and best practices.
"As Canadians, we are very proud of our capital and appreciate the important role the NCC plays in helping shape the region as a world-class destination. I am confident that Mr. Nussbaum shares that passion, and will work diligently to ensure that the National Capital Region remains a livable, vibrant city for residents and continues to welcome visitors from across the country and around the world."
—The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
The National Capital Commission Board of Directors is composed of a chair and a chief executive officer appointed by the Governor in Council, and 13 other members appointed by the Minister of Canadian Heritage with the approval of the Governor in Council.
In 2016, the Government of Canada adopted a new approach to Governor in Council appointments. This approach respects gender parity and is supported by an open, transparent and merit-based selection process: one that will result in the recommendation of exceptionally competent candidates who truly reflect Canada's diversity.
This new approach requires a selection process for the majority of full- and part-time positions.
All appointment opportunities for the 18 organizations in the Canadian Heritage Portfolio are posted as they become available on the Governor in Council appointments website. Interested parties can apply online.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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