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New president and governing Council introduced at the 99th Annual General Meeting of Ontario engineering regulator


Toronto – (May 21, 2021) – Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing and regulating body for professional engineers and engineering in the province, installed Christian Bellini, P.Eng., FEC, as its 102nd president during its virtual annual general meeting (AGM) on May 15.  

Mr. Bellini has over 25 years of experience working and volunteering in the engineering field. He began his engineering career in 1995 at a small structural engineering firm called Blackwell. Today, he is a principal at the same firm, now with a staff of 60 with offices in Toronto, Waterloo, Victoria and Halifax, and an international portfolio of projects. His volunteer career at PEO began in 2005, when he joined the Experience Requirements Committee, serving in later years as vice chair and chair. Over the years, he has served on (and in some cases chaired) many of PEO’s regulatory committees and task forces. In 2018, he was appointed to the board of directors of Engineers Canada and currently also sits on Engineers Canada’s Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board.

At its AGM, PEO also introduced its Council for the 2021-2022 term. The seven women and 18 men on the new Council will govern PEO’s 91,000 licence and certificate holders, and regulate professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public interest.

The new leadership group includes province-wide representation from a wide array of sectors, including the business community, industry, academe and government. The composition and operation of Council is dictated by Regulation 941 under the Professional Engineers Act. Most councillors are elected by PEO's licence holders. Currently, eight councillors are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, three of whom are not professional engineers.

PEO’s 2021-2022 Council includes:

Christian Bellini, P.Eng., FEC                                  President
Nick Colucci, P.Eng., FEC                                       President-elect
Marisa Sterling, P.Eng., FEC                                   Past President
Marilyn Spink, P.Eng.(elected)                               Vice President
Chantal Chiddle, P.Eng., FEC                                  Vice President (appointed)

Michael Chan, P.Eng., FEC                                     Councillor-at-Large
Leila Notash, PhD, P.Eng., FEC                              Councillor-at-Large   
Pat Quinn, PhD, P.Eng., FEC                                   Councillor-at-Large

Luc Roberge, P.Eng., FEC                                       Northern Region Councillor
Ramesh Subramanian, PhD, P.Eng., FEC             Northern Region Councillor
Chantal Chiddle, P.Eng., FEC                                 Eastern Region Councillor
Randy Walker, P.Eng., FEC                                     Eastern Region Councillor
Peter Cushman, P.Eng.                                           East Central Region Councillor
Christopher Chahine, P.Eng., PMP, SSBBP          East Central Region Councillor
Lisa MacCumber, P.Eng., FEC                               West Central Region Councillor
James J. Chisholm, P.Eng., FEC                           West Central Region Councillor
Peter Broad, P.Eng., FEC                                        Western Region Councillor
Susan MacFarlane, MSc, PhD, P.Eng.                  Western Region Councillor

Arjan Arenja, P.Eng., MBA                                       Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Robert Brunet, P.Eng.                                              Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Todd Bruyere, P.Eng.                                               Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Lorne Cutler, P.Eng., MBA                                       Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Andy Dryland, C.E.T.                                                Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Qadira C. Jackson Kouakou, BA, BSW, LLB        Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Scott Schelske, P.Eng., FEC                                   Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Sherlock Sung                                                         Lieutenant Governor Appointee

About Professional Engineers Ontario

Under the authority of the Professional Engineers Act, PEO governs over 91,000 licence and certificate holders and regulates professional engineering in Ontario. PEO’s mission is to regulate and advance the practice of engineering to protect the public interest. Its vision is to be the trusted leader in professional self-regulation. Professional engineering safeguards life, health, property, economic interests, the public welfare and the environment. Professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names. Holders of limited licences can be identified by LEL or LET after their names.


For additional information, please contact:

Duff McCutcheon, Manager, Communications
Tel: 416-840-1068; 800-339-3716, ext.1068
Cell: 416-797-8175
Email: dmccutcheon@peo.on.ca