Mike Williams
Chairman of the Board

Mike came to the City in 2009 from the Toronto Region Research Alliance (TRRA), where he served as Senior Vice President, Investment Attraction.

Mike previously worked as Assistant Regional Director at Statistics Canada, a Principal at Woods Gordon, and President of Compusearch. He was also Senior Vice President International for R.L. Polk, a multinational information and marketing company, where he was based out of the UK and responsible for Europe, South America and Australasia. He has conducted numerous economic development consulting assignments for municipal and provincial governments and agencies, and has served on the boards of the Toronto Board of Trade and Dixon Hall. Mike has also been involved with the creation of a variety of cluster building strategies and action plans, including greentech, digital media, advanced manufacturing, bio life sciences and ICT.

Mike Williams has a B.A.(Hons) in Economics and Geography, an M.A. in Urban Geography from Queen’s University, and is a Certified Management Consultant.

Josie Scioli
Vice-Chair of the Board

Josie brings her multi-dimensional skills and experience in transforming organizations and her focus on customer service to the City of Toronto where she oversees the City’s Facilities Management, Real Estate, and Fleet Services divisions. Previously, Ms. Scioli was the Chief Executive Officer of Housing Services Inc. (hsi), one of Canada’s foremost multi-residential maintenance and construction service providers where she transformed the company by redefining its core services to meet market demand, reinforced a facilities management framework, and created a “customer First” philosophy. Josie also has extensive experience in the communications field having held a series of progressive senior leadership roles with Bell Canada, one of Canada’s largest communications corporations. Her success at Bell was noted by her focus on the root principles of customer service, financial accountability, and performance management.

Ms. Scioli holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Toronto and brings a fresh perspective to business to drive competitive organizational results. Josie also has a passion for community service and is extensively involved in her local school council and youth soccer.

John W. Livey

John Livey holds an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree and a Masters of Sciences in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Toronto. He is responsible for corporate oversight, administrative governance and coordinating the collective expertise of the City on major city-wide initiatives and projects. His portfolio includes Water, Transportation, Solid Waste Management, Technical Services, Planning, Fire, Environment, Building, Emergency Management, Municipal Licensing & Standards, Capital Infrastructure Coordination as well as the Waterfront Secretariat overseeing the critical regeneration of Toronto’s waterfront

John Livey has been serving as the Chief Administrative Officer at the Town of Markham and President of Markham Enterprises Corporation (which holds Markham’s shares in Powerstream and Markham District Energy) during the past 11½ years.

Previously, John Livey worked with the Regional Municipality of York as Planning Commissioner (1992-1999) and the former Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto as Director, Policy Development (1988-1992)..

Joe Farag

Joe manages the City’s debt and investment portfolios, insurance and risk management programs and oversees the provision of an array of corporate financial services. These include the development of tax and revenue policies, corporate financial analysis, financial oversight of City owned subsidiaries, advisory services on land development initiatives, major real estate transactions and public-private partnerships. His most recent accomplishments include the introduction of the City’s new development charges by-law, the implementation of the Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension and the negotiations of key city building partnerships including the BMO National Soccer Stadium, the Sony Centre redevelopment, and the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Previously, Joe held dual portfolios as Director of Corporate Finance and Director of Real Estate with the former City of North York prior to amalgamation. Joe holds a B.Comm. from the University of Toronto and a M.A. in Economics.