Bruce County has announced the appointment of Derrick Thomson as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), effective April 18th.
Thomson is an experienced and innovative municipal leader with more than 30 years of experience in community-building, change management, budget administration, strategic planning, and innovation.
As the former Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Minto and the City of Guelph, Derrick has been responsible for the daily operation of fast-growing Ontario municipalities and their diverse teams and services. Derrick also served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc.—a corporation focused on public asset management in support of municipal innovation, revenue generation, and community prosperity.
Thomson also built valuable leadership experience in past roles as the Executive Director for Community and Social Services with the City of Guelph, CAO for the Township of West Lincoln, and Manager of Business Services for the City of Brampton.
Warden Janice Jackson says, “On behalf of Council and the residents of Bruce County, I would like to congratulate Derrick Thomson on his appointment as Bruce County’s new Chief Administrative Officer. Derrick brings extensive municipal management experience and has demonstrated a leadership style that fosters modernization, innovation, and community engagement. Council and I look forward to working with Derrick as we continue forward with good governance, fiscal stability, and people-first support.”
“Thank you for this appointment to serve the residents of Bruce County,” says Derrick Thomson. “I look forward to working with Council and Staff to support the healthy and strong communities of Bruce County as we reopen, recover, and grow.”