Doug McNeil officially hired as Winnipeg's new CAO

Doug McNeil is officially the new chief administrative officer (​CAO) for the City of Winnipeg.
Doug McNeil has been unanimously approved by city council to become Winnipeg's new CAO. (Jeff Stapleton/CBC)

Doug McNeil is officially the new chief administrative officer (​CAO) for the City of Winnipeg.

City Councillors on Wednesday unanimously approved the choice of McNeil as recommended by the city's selection committee and executive policy committee.

McNeil, who was the deputy minister in Manitoba's Infrastructure and Transportation department, will start his new job April 7.

Prior to that, he worked for the Manitoba Floodway Authority and the city's water and waste department.

The city's former CAO, Deepak Joshi, resigned in mid-February after being suspended by Mayor Brian Bowman.

The mayor said he had "lost confidence" in Joshi's capacity to serve as acting CAO but never elaborated on why he felt that way, citing human resources matters.

Joshi replaced Phil Sheegl, who resigned in October 2013, days before a scathing audit into real estate deals was released.


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