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Selection Process Launched For CEO Of Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

Construction of the Gordie Howe Bridge

The Government of Canada has announced that the selection process is underway for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA). It is seeking applications from qualified, diverse, and talented individuals to fill the position through an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply prior to January 30, 2023.

The Gordie Howe International Bridge project between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan is being delivered through a public-private partnership by WDBA, a not-for-profit Canadian Crown corporation. WDBA is responsible for overseeing and managing the construction and operation of the new crossing. WDBA works closely with the International Authority, which includes members from Michigan and Canada in support of the Crossing Agreement.

This project is a $5.7 billion generational mega project comprising multiple components, including what will be the longest cable stay bridge in North America; the largest Canadian Port of Entry along the Canada-United States border; a United States Port of Entry – one of the largest in North America; the Michigan Interstate 75 Interchange; and approach bridges on both sides of the border.

Once constructed, the bridge will provide an uninterrupted, highway-to-highway transportation route from Montreal to Mexico with direct connections between Ontario’s Highway 401 and Michigan’s Interstate 75.

The Government is committed to open and transparent processes for selecting Governor in Council appointees, to help strengthen trust in Canada’s democracy and ensure the integrity of its public institutions.

This process encourages applications from individuals with leadership experience at the senior executive level in a private or public sector organization; working with a board of directors; building and maintaining strong teams; managing and delivering major infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships, including those related to transportation; and engaging collaboratively with public, private and international partners.

The Notice of Appointment Opportunity is published and applications for this opportunity can be submitted through the Government of Canada’s Governor in Council appointments website.

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