Deepak Joshi has held a wide range of senior leadership positions with the City over the past 25 years, most recently, that of Chief Operating Officer. For the past three years, he has provided leadership to the Public Service across the entire spectrum of civic business, in both operations and policy development. He was appointed Winnipeg’s Acting CAO in October, 2013.
Having begun his career as an Information Technology specialist, Deepak has led major civic initiatives in organizational change management, leadership development, and long-term community planning. As Winnipeg’s Director of Planning, Property and Development, he led the development of OurWinnipeg/SpeakUpWinnipeg, the most comprehensively consultative plan for sustainable community development ever undertaken in Canada – which received the Canadian Institute of Planners’ Award for Planning Excellence in 2011.
Deepak is a strong advocate for the precept that great people, and great planning, create untold opportunities and build communities that are prosperous, vibrant, and ready for the future.