Fareed M. Amin named new Collingwood CAO

25 September 2017 – Council is pleased to announce that it has appointed Fareed M. Amin as the new Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Collingwood.

With more than 26 years of distinguished service in the public sector, Fareed has held progressively responsible positions in the Government of Ontario including Deputy Minister and Assistant Deputy Minister. He also served as Deputy City Manager at the City of Toronto with a staff of over 10,000, a capital budget of approximately $1B and an operating budget of $1.8B. Fareed was instrumental in implementing a number of transformational initiatives at the City of Toronto on customer service delivery.

“We are thrilled to welcome Fareed to the Town of Collingwood. We know that his background in both the provincial and municipal government will be a tremendous asset to our community,” said Collingwood Mayor Sandra Cooper. “Fareed brings significant and varied experience, having worked in a number of provincial ministries, from Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, to Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Economic Development and Trade. We look forward to working with him, and welcoming him to our community.”

Fareed has an undergraduate degree in Applied Geography and Planning from the University of Guyana, a Certificate in Public Administration from the University of Toronto, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Queen’s University and a Certificate in Leadership from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Fareed’s first day with the Town of Collingwood will be Tuesday, October 10.


For more information, contact:

Communications Officer
Jennett Mays
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3293