Province appoints new Metrolinx Chair and President and CEO

Rob Prichard named new Chair of the Board of Directors

Bruce McCuaig named new President and CEO

TORONTO, July 28, 2010 /CNW/ - The Province of Ontario today filled two key positions for public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Rob Prichard, the current President and CEO of Metrolinx, has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of Metrolinx. Bruce McCuaig, currently the Deputy Minister of Transportation for the Ontario Government, has been named the new President and CEO of Metrolinx. Rob MacIsaac, the current Chair of the Board will be stepping down to focus on his work as President of Mohawk College. "Under the leadership of Rob Prichard and Bruce McCuaig, Metrolinx will be well suited to implement the historic 5 in 10 Plan as part of the Big Move," said Ontario Minister of Transportation, Kathleen Wynne. "I also want to thank Rob MacIsaac for his support and advice to government over the past three years. I wish him well in his future." Bruce McCuaig comes to the role of President and CEO from a long history of public service in the transportation sector and beyond. Bruce has been in the Ontario public service for over 25 years, having served first in the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the last 15 years in the Ministry of Transportation.

"Bruce has always been a strong champion for Metrolinx and GO Transit," said current President and CEO, Rob Prichard, "he is widely respected through the Ontario Public Service and nationally in the field of transportation and will be a great leader for this organization. I would also like to thank Rob MacIsaac for his tireless leadership over the past three years as Metrolinx went from an idea to a thriving regional transit agency. We cannot thank him enough for what he has done for public transit in this region."

"While sorry to leave, I am very pleased with the leadership team and the organization that has developed over the past few years," said Rob MacIsaac, current Chair of the Metrolinx Board. "I am very confident that Rob Prichard and Bruce McCuaig will lead this organization to even greater heights."

"I am very pleased to move from CEO to Chair of Metrolinx," added Rob Prichard. "Over the past fifteen months, we have accomplished a great deal: merged GO Transit and Metrolinx, built an excellent Board and senior management team, moved ahead on all of our key priorities, expanded and strengthened GO Transit and set a course for the future. As Chair, I look forward to working with the Board, Bruce McCuaig and his team to deliver on Metrolinx's important mandate."

The new appointments will be effective September 4th, 2010.

Metrolinx is an agency of the Province of Ontario. For more information, visit our website

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