On behalf of the Board of Governors of the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO), I am pleased to announce the appointment of Aneurin (Nye) Thomas as the next Executive Director of the Law Commission.  Nye has had a distinguished career at Legal Aid Ontario, most recently serving as Director General, Policy and Strategic Research. Nye has expressed his admiration for the excellence of the Commission’s evidence-based research and is excited to be working with all the LCO staff and the Board of Governors to continue producing high quality reports while engaging with the Province’s legal and social justice communities. I am confident that under Nye’s leadership, the Commission will continue to maintain the highest standards in legal research and law reform initiatives. Nye will join the LCO on October 19th, 2015 as the Executive Director Designate.

Dr. Patricia Hughes, the LCO’s founding Executive Director, had earlier indicated to the Board her intention to retire in the Fall of 2015.  Patricia graciously agreed to extend her term until December 14th, 2015.  Patricia has had a transformative impact on the Commission and on law reform in Ontario and beyond.  We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Patricia for her considerable efforts over the past eight years. We will advise separately on our plans to recognize Patricia’s many and lasting contributions as well as further details on the transition.

At the conclusion of Patricia’s term, Nye will commence his term as Executive Director of the LCO.  During the transition, I know Nye will want to learn as much about the LCO as possible and will be meeting with our friends and supporters.

Please join me in welcoming Nye and wishing him every success in this role.

Bruce P. Elman
Chair, Board of Governors,
Law Commission of Ontario