About the Chief Administrative Officer

Derrick Thomson, Chief Administrative Officer

Derrick Thomson, Chief Administrative Officer

Derrick Thomson was appointed the City of Guelph’s Chief Administrative Officer in June, 2016.

Thomson joined the City of Guelph in September 2013 as Executive Director of Community and Social Services and was promoted to Deputy CAO of Public Services in a corporate reorganization in 2014. In these roles he was responsible for parks and recreation, public works, culture and tourism, customer service, transit, emergency services, by-law compliance, civic engagement, and facility maintenance. Previously, Thomson served as CAO of the Township of West Lincoln and in a number of senior management roles at the City of Brampton.