John Fleming


Advisory Board – John Fleming

John Fleming
Governance, Leadership and Coaching Expert.
Formerly Deputy Minister, Government of
Ontario, CEO of The Arthritis Society and
municipal Chief Administrative Officer.

John Fleming rapidly rose through the management ranks of local and provincial governments as well as not-for-profits, achieving top leadership positions in several organizations. Prior to establishing his own consulting business, and partnering with the Institute on Governance as a Senior Associate, John was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Arthritis Society. His calling to public service included Deputy Minister appointments in the Government of Ontario in Community and Social Services, Correctional Services, Solicitor General and the Environment.

John’s deep public service experience also includes roles as the Chief or City Administrator for Halton Region and London, Ontario. He served on numerous boards and committees and recently Chaired the Board of Directors of Halton Healthcare Services, serving more than a decade on the Board. He currently serves as a Senior Associate with the Institute on Governance; as Integrity Commissioner for the Town of Caledon and on the Board of Governors of Sheridan College. In the past he has been a director of OMERS Sponsors Corporation, the governing board of one of Canada’s largest pension plans.