CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/SECRETARY-TREASURER
TORONTO AND REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
John MacKenzie is the Chief Executive Officer at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and a Director on the Board of Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation. John is responsible for executing on Authority and Living City Foundation priorities by working in partnership with funding partners including the province, federal government, municipalities, businesses, community organizations and individual members of the community to ensure successful development and delivery of programs that achieve the Living City Vision (the TRCA Strategic Plan).
Prior to joining TRCA, John was the Deputy City Manager of Planning and Growth Management at the City of Vaughan and a Director and General Manager at Ontario Realty Corporation. In his previous roles, John managed a number of inter-disciplinary teams on land development, land use policy and infrastructure projects across Ontario including efforts to advance and facilitate the first phase of transit oriented development in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. John has acted as a representative on provincial advisory committees and in 2015 was appointed to serve on the Advisory Panel for the Coordinated Review of the Growth Plan, Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan. John is a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, Canadian Institute of Planners and Ontario Association for Impact Assessment.