Ontario Home Builders’ Association Names New CEO

Ontario’s influential lobby group for the residential construction industry has a new CEO.

Scott Andison joined the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) April 15. He is a seasoned leader with a background in both the public and private sectors, as well as not-for-profit organizations.

“His extensive experience equips him with a unique perspective and set of skills that are ideal for leading our association,” says OHBA board president David Depencier about Andison. “Scott’s proven leadership, combined with his strategic vision and deep understanding of both the governmental and private sectors, will propel OHBA and the interests of our members forward.”

Scott Andison

Andison’s career is marked by notable roles. Within the Ontario government, he served in the ministries of finance and education and, more recently, as executive director of health system strategy at the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, where he was instrumental in the development and delivery of strategic initiatives aimed at improving health service delivery and outcomes. His expertise in policy development, stakeholder engagement and program implementation within complex government structures highlights his capability to navigate and influence public sector environments effectively, said OHBA in a statement.

Beyond his direct government service, Andison’s tenure as president and CEO of the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario further exemplifies his leadership prowess, particularly in advocacy and association management within the housing sector, added OHBA. In this capacity, Andison balanced member interests with governmental policies, spearheading initiatives that promoted sustainable growth and regulatory improvements on behalf of members.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to direct my experience and passion to support Ontario’s developers, builders and renovators to build the housing choices that Ontarians need and can afford,” says Andison.

Andison replaces Lucca Bucci, who suddenly parted ways with the association this past summer. The former chief of staff to the province’s housing minister had served in the role for only just over a year.

To facilitate the transition, interim CEO Neil Rodgers has pivoted into a strategic advisor capacity and will work with Andison daily over the next several months.

The OHBA represents 4,000 member companies organized into 27 local associations across Ontario. Members include builders, developers, professional renovators, trade contractors, suppliers and manufacturers serving the residential construction industry.

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