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Terry Bender Appointed OCWA’s Interim President & CEO

November 12, 2023

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), we are pleased to announce that Terry Bender has been appointed Interim President & CEO of the Agency, effective June 24. Terry will be replacing Alicia Fraser as she leaves OCWA to pursue a new opportunity outside of the Province. Currently Vice-President, Operations, Terry joined OCWA at its inception in 1993 and has been with the Ontario Public Service for more than 30 years. Before being named VP of Operations in 2016, he held many challenging positions with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks and OCWA, including Operations Manager, Capital Works Manager, General Manager and Regional Hub Manager. Terry is a licensed master electrician, licensed well technician and contractor, and holds class 4 certification in water treatment and distribution, as well as a class 3 in wastewater treatment and collection. Terry is a member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists. 

With his strong technical and management expertise, we are confident Terry will continue to lead our Agency as a world-class water and wastewater service provider to our partner communities across Ontario. Recruitment for a permanent President & CEO is underway. Until that time, we welcome Terry to his new role within the OCWA family.

We would also like to wish Alicia all the best in her future endeavours and sincerely thank her for her time and contributions to the Agency.

– Joseph Pennachetti, Chair, OCWA Board of Directors