Robert Prichard, who had been with Metrolinx for nine years, first as president and CEO, then as board chair for seven years, has announced his resignation as Chairman of the Board of Metrolinx, effective immediately.
Prichard says with the election of a new government in Ontario, now is the right time for a change in leadership, and said, “Much has been accomplished, but a great deal of work lies ahead to achieve the full promise and possibilities for mobility in the region following our Regional Transportation Plan.”
“The next Chair will need to lead the board in its partnership with the management team and work closely with the government on its priorities for continuing to deliver the transit infrastructure and services the region needs,” he added.
Transportation Minister John Yakabuski says Prichard demonstrated “a tireless commitment” to helping deliver better transit across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Prichard’s resignation comes one day after Hydro One CEO Mayo Schmidt stepped down from the provincial utility.
Bryan Davies, the Vice Chair of the Board will take over as Chariman until a new appointment is made by the government.