The City of Toronto has appointed a new chief information officer.
Rob Meikle is leaving a similar position he has held for the past five years with the City of Brampton. Under his leadership, the Greater Toronto Area’s third-largest city has seen many innovative service delivery enhancements, including the transformation of the information technology (IT) division through the building of a customer-oriented team and culture.
He also built strong strategic partnerships with city departments, reshaped and solidified the IT committee, developed and drove the corporate customer service strategy and spearheaded several 24 x7 citizen service enhancements and the revitalization of the city’s award-winning community services provider portal.
The City of Brampton has won several global, national and industry awards with Meikle at the helm.
Meikle, who has served in various leadership roles in global operations, customer service, marketing, eBusiness and IT before joining the City of Brampton, will assume his new position on February 11.
“I am honoured to be given this opportunity and look forward to joining the City of Toronto team,” he said.
Deputy city manager and chief financial officer, Rob Rossini, said Meikle’s appointment will prove invaluable as he brings the necessary leadership, experience and expertise to the position.
“He is a welcomed addition to our senior management team,” said Rossini.
Lan Nguyen, who has been the city’s acting chief information officer for the past six months, will play an active role in the planning and delivery of IT services and solutions and assist Meikle in his transition.
A University of Waterloo graduate with an honours degree in Computer Sciences & Business Administration, Meikle is deeply religious. The married father of two children is the pastor at Kingdom House Christian Centre in Brampton.