Aug 13, 2013
City Manager and CAO Janice Baker announced today the appointment of Gary Kent
as the new Commissioner of Corporate Services for the City of Mississauga, effective September
"On behalf of the corporation, I am pleased to have Gary join the Citys
administrative leadership team," said Janice Baker. "With more than 18 years of
service with Mississauga, Gary has a solid foundation and extensive knowledge of the
Citys business operations and strategic vision."
Kent first joined the City of Mississauga in 1995. Throughout his career he has held numerous
leadership positions including Management Consultant (1995-1998), Business Development Manager
for MiWay (1998-2001), Business Planning Manager for the Community Services Department
(2001-2004), Director of Finance (acting role, 5 months 2009) and most recently as the Director
of City Strategy, Innovation and Senior Advisor (2004-2013).
Prior to moving to Canada with his family, Kent was Finance Manager with a large transit
organization in the private sector.
As commissioner of Corporate Services, Kent will oversee the Finance, Human Resources,
Information Technology, Facilities and Property Management, Legislative Services,
Communications and Revenue and Materiel Management divisions.
"In his new role, I expect that Gary will continue to apply the strategic
thinking and outstanding people leadership he has become known for in our organization. He will
ensure we continue to deliver our programs and services efficiently and effectively using
innovative business solutions," said Baker.
Kent graduated from the Glasgow Caledonian University with a Bachelor of Arts (accountancy)
degree and his professional memberships include the International City Managers
Association, the Institute of Public Administrators of Canada and the Canadian Association of
He has been active in the community as a volunteer and currently sits as a director on the
Research Innovation Commercialization Centre Board.
Kent is replacing current Commissioner Brenda Breault who announced she is retiring at the end
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000
businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major
divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the
shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading
Today for Tomorrow" by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan,
delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
Photo: Gary Kent
Manager, Corporate Communications (A)
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5832