Ron Shaw

Ron Shaw

Experienced CAO now operating own consulting business.

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Ron Shaw


Napanee, ON

As a CAO of a separated city, I was responsible for virtually all of areas of municipal service.


over 20


Bachelor's Degree

CAO of Stratford for 22 years, CAO of Kincardine for 8 years, Treasurer of Kincardine for 4 years.

Commerce and Finance/Urban Studies University of Toronto. Municipal Administration Queens University

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Work Experience

Strategy Corp

Senior Advisor

January 2017 — Present

Work with consulting teams at Strategy Corp for a number of municipal clients.

Ron Shaw & Associates Inc.


June 2016 — Present

Ron Shaw & Associates Inc. offers a wide variety of project management and consulting services to municipalities and those who interact with municipalities. I have worked on policy development, planning for driverless cars in municipalities and on-line public engagement, among others. I also undertake workplace investigations.

The Corporation of the City of Stratford

Chief Administrative Officer

October 1993 — February 2016

As Chief Administrative Officer of a single tier municipality, we offered both lower and upper tier services to the citizens and visitors to Stratford: Corporate Services including HR, clerks and IT; Infrastructure and Planning Services; Protective Services; Social Services including Ontario Works, Child Care and Housing; Community Services including Parks, Recreation, Culture and cemeteries; and Economic Development and Tourism.

The Corporation of the Town of Kincardine


December 1985 — October 1993

Served as Chief Administrative Officer for the Town as well as carrying out the statutory and other responsibilities of Clerk of the Town.

The Corporation of the Town of Kincardine


February 1981 — December 1985

Served as treasurer for the Town of Kincardine including all statutory responsibilities until being appointed as CAO upon the retirement of the clerk-administrator.

Association of Municipalities of Ontario

Research Associate

July 1980 — February 1981

Carried out research into various administrative projects for AMO.


Queen's University

Municipal Administration

1979 — 1980

I took AMCTO's Municipal Administration Program concurrently with my U of T studies at the Institute for Local Government at Queen's University.

University of Toronto

Commerce and Finance/Urban Studies

1975 — 1980

Graduated with studies in Commerce and Finance and Urban Studies.