Russ Harrington, CPA, CGA
As Chief Operating Officer (COO), Russ Harrington oversees the day-to-day operational leadership of the Council’s Finance, Human Resources and Organization Administration departments, and plays a key role in leading the Council in fulfilling its strategic priorities, including the pending transition to the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants.
Prior to joining the Council, Russ was COO at the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario, a provincial self-regulatory organization overseeing more than 57,000 registrants. In this role, he led the redesign and implementation of corporate services, including strategic communications and stakeholder relations, IT transformation and financial sustainability. Previously, he was the founding CFO & COO of HealthForceOntario, a provincial government agency mandated to provide health workforce solutions. This role involved leading an interprofessional care/education (IPC/E) initiative to support the provincial IPC/E Steering Committee and providing full corporate services for the establishment of five separate and independent new health regulatory colleges.
Russ’s private sector experience includes executive level responsibilities at several for profit companies, and volunteer roles with industry associations and charitable enterprises.