TCHC announces three executive appointments

TCHC announces three executive appointments

January 18, 2018

The Toronto Community Housing board of directors has approved three permanent appointments to TCHC's executive leadership team, following the successful completion of an executive search and recruitment process.

The appointments, which are effective immediately, include:
  • Ismail Ibrahim as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Over the past eight years, Ismail has held increasingly responsible positions at TCHC, including three acting assignments as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In addition to a law degree and engineering degree, Ismail is currently working toward his Executive MBA at Oxford University. His demonstrated desire to learn and develop, his in-depth knowledge of TCHC and proven ability to provide sound and trusted counsel make him a valued member of TCHC's leadership team.
  • Rose-Ann Lee as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Rose-Ann has significantly advanced the finance function at TCHC since assuming the role in an acting capacity 20 months ago. Rose-Ann brings strong foundational experience as a chartered accountant combined with her previous work experience in increasingly progressive roles with public telecommunication companies in Canada and the United States. Her financial acumen and understated style will enable her to continue to build strong and beneficial relationships within the company, with the City of Toronto and with external financial institutions.
  • Vincent Tong as Chief Development Officer. During his seven years at TCHC, Vincent has been the lead on three revitalization projects and has held several progressive roles within the Development Division. A Registered Professional Planner, Vince's previous private sector experience at the Office for Urbanism and The Planning Partnership gave him significant exposure to the requirements and complexities of city planning. Vincent has provided strong oversight of TCHC's real estate and development program during his interim role.
All three successful candidates had been serving in acting assignments for their respective roles.

"That Ismail, Rose-Ann and Vincent each emerged as the successful candidate is a testament to their talent, experience and commitment to TCHC," said President and Chief Executive Officer Kathy Milsom. "Their appointments will bring continuity to our executive leadership team as we move forward to deliver our strategic priorities.

"I congratulate Ismail, Rose-Ann and Vincent on their well-deserved appointments, and would like to acknowledge and thank them for their outstanding contributions and leadership while serving in their acting assignments," Milsom added. 

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About Toronto Community Housing

Toronto Community Housing ( is Canada's largest social housing provider. We are owned by the City of Toronto and provide homes for nearly 60,000 low-and moderate-income households in 106 of the city's 144 neighbourhoods. Our 2,100 buildings represent a $10-billion public asset.