REGION OF PEEL: The Region of Peel has announced that Peter Parsan has been appointed to the position of Director of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.
Peter Parsan has extensive experience leading Information Technology (IT) strategy within the Public Sector and has been providing excellent leadership in advancing the Region’s digital strategy. He has been serving in the capacity of Acting CIO and Director, Information Technology since March 2022 and will continue to lead the IT Division in a permanent capacity.
Reporting to the CFO and Commissioner of Corporate Services, Peter Parsan is responsible for leading the development and execution of the enterprise-wide Information Technology strategy that will ensure the implementation of innovative Information Technology solutions to support the Region’s goals and objectives.
In this role, he will also be responsible for leading the modernization and optimization of the organization’s Information Technology processes and tools, protecting the organization from cybersecurity risks and threats, and ensuring that the corporation has the appropriate, future-oriented technology solutions in place to deliver strong business outcomes.
Peter Parsan joined the Region in 2019 as the Director, IT Solutions responsible for the design, development, and delivery of IT solutions in alignment with the Region’s strategic objectives and digital strategy.
Prior to joining the Region, Peter Parsan has an extensive record of service and leadership experience in the broader public sector; including over 15 years spent in progressive leadership roles at Sick Kids Hospital in the areas of both Finance and Information Technology.
Peter Parsan is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP; AICPA), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).
He is a graduate of the University of Toronto (Bachelor of Commerce); and has also served there as Adjunct Lecturer at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.
Gary Kent, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, said: “Peter’s extensive knowledge and expertise in developing Information Technology solutions and advancing Digital Strategy will continue to be invaluable to the Region as we work to transform our technology systems to better serve residents and deliver a Community for Life!”
Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day.
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