About MPAC

Board of Directors

MPAC is directly accountable to the public through its 15-member Board of Directors. The Board is composed of eight municipal representatives, five property taxpayer representatives and two provincial government representatives. All Board members are appointed by the Minister of Finance.

Contact Information for Board of Directors:
1340 Pickering Parkway
Suite 101
Pickering, Ontario L1V 0C4

Municipal Representatives

Taxpayer Representatives

Provincial Representatives

Ken Hughes

Dan Mathieson (Chair)

Doug Nadorozny

Bill Rayburn

John Skorobohacz

Mary Smith

Navdeep Bains

Alf Chaiton

Bev Hodgson

Carla Nell

Don Redmond

Jack Prazeres

David P. Setterington (Vice-Chair)

 

Municipal Representatives

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Ken Hughes

Mr. Hughes is the Auditor General for the City of Ottawa and the Past President of the Ontario Municipal Tax and Revenue Association (OMTRA). He has been engaged in the fields of finance, financial management, audit, fraud investigation and internal control review for more than 25 years. Mr. Hughes has worked in public accounting, management consulting and taught in the areas of audit, internal control and finance in private industry and federal and municipal government. Mr. Hughes has earned a CMA, an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

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Dan Mathieson (Chair)

Mr. Mathieson is in his third term as Mayor of Stratford, Ontario. He currently sits on numerous Boards and committees in healthcare, municipal affairs, law enforcement, athletics, universities, colleges and not-for-profits including the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the Advisory Board of the University of Waterloo – Stratford Campus, Kings University College at the University of Western Ontario, a founding Director of the Stratford Institute, and a national Director of the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust and the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, PEI. Mr. Mathieson is also a Governor on the Board of iCanada and is on the Advisory Board for Walsh University – Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community. Mr. Mathieson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Guelph and a Masters of Public Administration Degree from the University of Western Ontario. He was recently chosen by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, paying tribute to community leaders whose endeavours have set them apart as technology innovators.


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Doug Nadorozny

Mr. Nadorozny is Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Greater Sudbury. Before his current appointment, Mr. Nadorozny was a technology entrepreneur and business owner. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Laurentian University and is presently a member of the Thorneloe University Board of Directors and past Chair of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Nadorozny is also actively involved in his community and a member of several Boards.


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Bill Rayburn

Mr. Rayburn has served as the Chief Administrative Officer for the County of Middlesex for the last 14 years. Prior to his current role, Mr. Rayburn served as the Chief Administrative Officer of Cobalt. From 1998-2005, Mr. Rayburn also led one of the largest pension funds in North America serving as a member of the OMERS Executive Committee since 1998 and also as Chair of the OMERS Board in 2003. Mr. Rayburn holds a number of diplomas and degrees in public administration including an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University in Political Science and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario.


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John Skorobohacz

Mr. Skorobohacz is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Innisfil. Prior to his current position, Mr. Skorobohacz was the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Windsor and prior to that City Clerk for the City of Burlington. Mr. Skorobohacz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from McMaster University along with a Diploma in Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Skorobohacz is a graduate of the Directors College, a joint program of McMaster University and Conference Board of Canada. In addition to being an active member of the United Way Cabinet for the Greater Simcoe County, Mr. Skorobohacz also sits on several Boards as well as being Chair of Innisfil Hydro.


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Mary Smith

Ms. Smith is the Mayor of the Township of Selwyn (previously known as the Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield) and is a Council Member for the County of Peterborough. Prior to this role, Ms. Smith was elected Deputy Reeve for the Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield. Ms. Smith is the Acting Chair of the Peterborough Lakefield Police Services Board and is a member of the Peterborough County-City Board of Health, the Peterborough County Land Division Committee, the Peterborough County Awards and Bursaries Committee, and the Ennismore Community Centre Renovation Project Committee. Ms. Smith is also a strong advocate on environmental issues and is the Chairperson of the Municipal Sub-Committee and a member of the Trent Conservation Coalition – Drinking Water Source Protection Committee.


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Taxpayer Representatives

image of Navdeep Bains Taxpayer Representative on the Board of Directors for MPAC

Navdeep Bains

Mr. Bains served as a Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Brampton South from 2004 to 2011 and has extensive parliamentary committee experience and in-depth knowledge of public policy. He completed his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Windsor and has also obtained the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation. Prior to being elected as a Member of Parliament, he worked in Accounting and Financial Analysis at Ford Motor Company of Canada. Presently, Mr. Bains is a Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University.


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Alf Chaiton

Mr. Chaiton is the President of Tweedsmuir Green Power Group, a company specializing in developing small hydro projects in Ontario. Mr. Chaiton’s other roles have included Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Ottawa, Senior Policy Advisor to the federal Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce, and Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa. He co-founded the Forum for International Trade and was the founding Chairman of the Capital Hill Group. Mr. Chaiton holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, a Masters of Science degree from the London School of Economics and a Masters of Arts degree from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education.


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Bev Hodgson

Ms. Hodgson is a Barrister and Solicitor and owner of Bev Hodgson Law, specializing in corporate commercial, real estate, and estate planning law in the Niagara Falls area. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to her law practice, Ms. Hodgson is actively involved with many charitable organizations in the Niagara Region, both as a fundraiser and board member.


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Carla Nell

Ms. Nell is the former Chief Executive Officer of Municipal Tax Equity (MTE) Consultants Inc. She has provided her unique blend of expertise in municipal finance, taxation and property assessment to hundreds of municipalities and school boards throughout Ontario and Saskatchewan for over 20 years. Ms. Nell actively contributes to the municipal finance and property tax communities, serving as a member of the Canadian Property Tax Association, the Canadian Urban Institute and the Municipal Finance Officers’ Association. Ms. Nell holds a Master of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, and several designations including Associate of the Institute of Municipal Assessors and Professional Land Economist. She is a paralegal licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada, as well as a Professor in the Faculty of Business at Seneca College.


image of Don Redmond Taxpayer Representatives on the Board of Director for MPAC

Don Redmond

Mr. Redmond is a sales representative with Royal LePage In Touch Realty Inc., and a retired Ontario Land Surveyor with over 40 years of experience in property ownership and evaluation. He holds designations from the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Mr. Redmond has worked with Ontario Hydro, and served as President of Holstead and Redmond Land Surveyors, where he led the organization towards an innovative technology base with projects at municipal, provincial and federal levels. He also founded an Internet business serving major financial organizations and early adopters of online technology. Mr. Redmond is an active volunteer, serving on various committees and boards advocating for innovation and excellence in the business community.


Provincial Representatives 

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Jack Prazeres

Mr. Prazeres is President of Senso Group Building Supplies, a construction supply company in Toronto. He has been in the masonry and construction business for over 30 years, beginning as co-owner of Trican Masonry, then founding Presidents General Contractors. Mr. Prazeres is also actively involved in his community, volunteering for the Luso Canadian Charitable Society, the Masonry Contractors Association of Ontario, Carassauga, and more. He has received notable awards such as the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee, the Order of Portugal and the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship. Mr. Prazeres is also involved in community publishing, serving as past publisher of the Portuguese Post newspaper and currently as publisher of Senso Magazine.


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David P. Setterington (Vice-Chair)

Mr. Setterington is a member of the Ontario and Canadian Institutes of Chartered Accountants and was elected as a Fellow of the Institute in 2000. Mr. Setterington recently retired as a senior partner of a public accounting firm in Leamington. He has served on several committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and is presently chair of the Professional Conduct Committee and has served as a member of this committee since 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Setterington was chair, and a member of the Discipline Committee for 12 years.


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