Ontario Home Builders’ Association appoints Scott Andison as new CEO

Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) has announced the appointment of Scott Andison as its new chief executive officer, effective April 15.

A seasoned industry leader with a background in both the public and private sectors, Andison has held senior executive positions with the Ontario government, the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO), and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA).

In his new role, Andison will be responsible for leading the OHBA through a period of strategic growth and advocacy, advocating for the interests of developers, builders, and renovators in Ontario and ensuring that the association remains a key player in shaping policy, fostering industry growth, and supporting its members.

“We are exceptionally pleased to welcome Scott Andison as OHBA’s Chief Executive Officer,” said OHBA board president Dave Depencier. “His extensive experience in both the private sector and within the Ontario government equips him with a unique perspective and set of skills that are ideal for leading our association.

“Scott’s proven leadership, combined with his strategic vision and deep understanding of both the governmental and private sectors, will propel OHBA and the interests of our members forward.”

Andison is committed to leveraging his diverse experience to benefit OHBA and expressed his excitement for the opportunity to support the growth and development of the residential new home construction industry in Ontario.

“I am honoured to take on the role of CEO at the OHBA,” said Andison. “My experiences across the private sector and within the Ontario government have prepared me to lead this association effectively. I am very excited for the opportunity to direct my experience and passion to support Ontario’s developers, builders and renovators to build the housing choices that Ontarians need and can afford.”

Andison brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously served as the Executive Director of Health System Strategy at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, where he was responsible for the development and delivery of strategic initiatives aimed at improving health service delivery and outcomes. He has also held leadership positions in the private sector, where he demonstrated a strong track record of success in business development, operational excellence, and navigating regulatory landscapes.

“I am confident that Scott’s leadership and expertise will be invaluable to the OHBA and the broader housing industry,” said Depencier. “He is a proven leader with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our sector. I look forward to working with him to advance the interests of our members and build a stronger future for the residential new home construction industry in Ontario.”


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