Speaker Profiles

Ian Howcroft

Ian Howcroft


Skills Ontario

An action oriented leader and decision maker with a focus on customer needs and service. One who can lead a team and is able to build consensus to maximize and leverage strengths of team members to the overall benefit of the organization. Strong background and interest in advocacy, government relations, public policy, legal/ regulatory issues, administrative law and human resources.

Customer focused; working to better develop and deliver services and products that members need and realize benefits from. Apropos examples include successful advocacy initiatives that also resulted in assistive products for members in the area of health and safety (Certification and Business Results initiatives) and materials in other areas such as diversity, training, literacy, and essential skills. Built partnerships with the relevant organizations to develop products and increase impact. Also responsible for securing CME’s most successful business development program to assist manufacturers implementing advanced technologies to increase productivity and grow their business. (SMART). Skilled at consensus building from groups with varied interests.

- Chief Executive Officer (2018 to Present)
- Board Director on Skills Ontario Board (2018 to Present)

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