​HRPA Extends Thanks to Outgoing CEO Bill Greenhalgh

Final – August 24, 2017

Stakeholders – Board, Association Members, HRPA Staff, National HR community, Gov’t

It is with mixed emotions the Board of Directors of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) announces Bill Greenhalgh’s departure as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 30, 2017. As we complete the last year of our current Strategic Plan and look to the future direction for HRPA, Bill was hesitant about committing to a full time role for the further years required to develop and execute our next Plan and we agreed that it was a good time to start a search for a new CEO. 

Bill has played a critical role in the development and success of the Association and has committed to provide whatever support necessary to ensure a smooth transition and we wish him the best of luck.

I wish to acknowledge Bill’s 12 years of dedicated service and the many accomplishments that have contributed to the growth of our profession. Of course, the biggest milestone is achieving Tier 1 Ontario regulatory status in 2013, for Human Resources Professionals with the passing of Bill 32, An Act Respecting the Human Resources Professionals Association. Bill comments, “It has been such an enormous privilege to have led this Association over the past twelve years in a time of transformation and growth for both the HR profession and the Association. I am proud to have worked with so many wonderful colleagues, made many friends and I wish everyone the very best for the future.”

The Human Resources field continues to flourish and HRPA will remain a major influence in the ability of Ontario workplaces to thrive and enable businesses to achieve their strategies. This remains a very exciting time for Human Resources professionals and HRPA is proud to be a regulator for over 24,000 practitioners. 

Moving forward, the Board is in the process of selecting an interim CEO that will be in place by September 30.  Over the next few weeks we will engage an executive search firm and launch a formal search and selection process for the permanent role. 

Again, we thank Bill for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm and motivation he has given HRPA over the years. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.

Karen Stone, CHRE

Chair, Board of Directors


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