Julia Deans will be taking over the role effective late February
Habitat for Humanity Canada has announced that its new President and CEO Julia Deans will be taking over the role effective February 24, 2020.
With degrees from Queen’s, Columbia, and Osgoode Hall Law School, Deans has practiced law with Torys LLP in Toronto and Hong Kong, as well as created a successful business in Singapore.
Deans was also a leading figure in CivicAction, Futurpreneur Canada, and the task force that developed Ontario’s first-ever immigration strategy.
“Julia Deans has a wealth of experience leading organizations through growth and evolution. She is ideally posed to provide strategic leadership as we move through the development of a new five-year strategy for the federation,” according to Ed McMahon, Board Chair of Habitat Canada’s National Board of Directors. “We’re excited to work with Julia as we grow to serve more families through decent and affordable housing.”
“I am very excited to join Habitat for Humanity Canada, which I’ve always admired for its inspiring network of committed people and partners building homes and communities across Canada,” Deans stated. “I look forward to working with everyone in the Habitat family to increase affordable housing through community-driven home building and creating larger-scale and longer-term solutions to the severe housing issues faced by so many.”
Deans will be taking over from previous President and CEO Mark Rodgers, who announced his resignation late last year.