Councillor Michelle Holland was elected to Toronto City Council in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. She serves, and has served, on the most important City Council Committees including Executive Committee, Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, Budget Committee, and Economic Development Committee. Michelle is currently Chair of Scarborough Community Council, Chair of the City’s Corporations Nominating Panel where she leads efforts to facilitate gender equality on boards and is Vice Chair of the influential Economic Development Committee.
She is a leading voice on the advancement of innovation and technology. In December, 2016 Michelle was appointed by Mayor John Tory to serve as the City’s first Advocate for the Innovation Economy. In this capacity she leads the City’s efforts to stimulate growth in the sector, promote and protect innovation and technology jobs, champion greater gender diversity and position Toronto as a leader in all aspects of the innovation economy globally.
An experienced independent director, she currently serves as Governor of the Art Gallery of Toronto, director of the Design Exchange and Scarborough Arts Council with extensive previous board directorships in her portfolio.
Michelle Holland is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Directors Education Program (ICD.D) of The Institute of Corporate Directors at the Rotman School of Business.