Executives

Minister Bill Mauro

Bill Mauro

Executive Biography

Bill Mauro was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 as the MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan. He was re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2014.

Mauro also serves as Minister of Municipal Affairs. He was previously Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, and before that Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. He has also served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Minister of Northern Development and Mines, and the Minister of Government Services.

Before becoming an MPP, Mauro served on Thunder Bay City Council, chaired the city’s finance committee and was a board member of Thunder Bay Hydro. He has also served on the boards of the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, the Children’s Aid Society and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

He is a graduate of Lakehead University Teachers College and was employed as a property manager for more than 10 years.

Political Career

  • Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, June 2014 – June 2016
  • Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, March 2014 – June 2014
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, February 2013 – March 2014
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines, November 2011 – February 2013, October 2003 – September 2007
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Government Services, September 2009 – November 2011
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources, October 2007 –September 2009
  • Municipal Councillor, Thunder Bay

Education

  • Lakehead University Teachers’ College

Memberships & Associations

  • As a City Councillor in Thunder Bay, chaired the city’s finance committee and was a member of the Thunder Bay Hydro Board
  • Was a board member of the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, the Children’s Aid Society and the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital

 

Deputy Minister David De Launay

DM David De Launay

David de Launay is the Deputy Minister of Northern Development and Mines. As Deputy Minister, he is focused on developing innovation in the mining sector as well as supporting the exploration sector and addressing the infrastructure needs of Northern Ontario.

As part of his role, David is also helping to implement the government’s approach to Indigenous people and addressing economic growth throughout the North.

David is responsible for the oversight of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission and the Owen Sound Transportation Company.

He has previously served as the Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs from 2013 to 2014 and as an Assistant Deputy Minister with the ministries of Natural Resources, Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Mines, and Cabinet Office from 2004 to 2013.

David has also previously served on the Boards of Directors of several educational, economic and Great Lakes organizations, including Algoma University. He holds a bachelor of economics degree from Trent University.