Gordon J. Laing has been named the newest member of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)’s Board of Directors, effective December 12, 2018, for a four-year term. Laing is joining the Board as delivery of the National Housing Strategy is beginning to take shape.
Laing has over 30 years of experience in finance across a variety of industries. He is the president and CEO of Southwest Properties Limited in Halifax, N.S. The firm is a leading developer of residential and commercial property in Atlantic Canada and the largest, privately-owned developer of multi-family residential properties in the Halifax region.
Laing is also a Certified Professional Accountant, and in 2006, was awarded Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada. He is also a five-time winner of the Top 50 CEOs of Atlantic Canada and in 2014, was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The appointment was made under the Government of Canada’s new approach to Governor in Council appointments, which supports an open, transparent and merit-based selection process.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Laing to the Board of CMHC,” said the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister Responsible for CMHC, in a press release. “He brings a wide range of skills and knowledge in both finance and residential construction that will be of tremendous benefit as they work to deliver Canada’s National Housing Strategy.”