Canadian Manufacturing

Frank Rochon named first Supply Ontario CEO

Supply Ontario Board of Director names Frank Rochon to lead centralized procurement agency.

February 24, 2021  by CM Staff

TORONTO — The Ontario government announced that Frank P. Rochon will be the first Chief Executive Officer of Supply Ontario, the province’s new centralized procurement agency. Mr. Rochon will work with Supply Ontario’s Board of Directors to establish the agency’s mandate and outline its strategic business plan. As the agency becomes operational, he will be responsible for leveraging Ontario’s buying power as the largest public sector buyer in Canada, driving efficiency and productivity while fostering innovation and creating new market opportunities for provincial businesses.

“Having a visionary leader like Mr. Rochon as CEO of Supply Ontario will be important to ensure that hospitals, schools, and the entire public sector always have the critical supplies and equipment they need to keep Ontarians safe while building the best-in-class public sector supply chain for Ontario,” said Lisa Thompson, Minister of Government and Consumer Services. “This is another step forward in advancing Supply Ontario’s role to help save taxpayers money, support greater domestic production and drive job creation and economic growth.”

Prior to being appointed Chief Executive Officer of Supply Ontario, Mr. Rochon spent more than 30 years guiding numerous transformations in public, private and not-for-profit sectors with expertise in finance, management, and operational leadership. He has been a member of Deloitte Canada’s executive leadership team for over 20 years, most recently as Vice Chairman and Managing Partner. Mr. Rochon was also an active member of Deloitte’s Global Executive leadership which allowed him to build a robust global network.

“I am truly honoured to be appointed Supply Ontario’s first Chief Executive Officer. I understand the strategic importance and critical imperative of building this transformative agency and working collaboratively both with the public and private sector to drive government’s priorities to realize the benefits for the people of Ontario”, said Mr. Rochon. “My team and I will work hard to deliver strong and consistent results.”

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“Creating a centralized supply chain agency is a signature project of the Ontario Onwards Action Plan. Through the plan, we are making government programs and services simpler and easier to access for the people and businesses of our province,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board, Minister of Finance, and Minister Responsible for Digital and Data Transformation.