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President Eric MacDonald and the Board of Directors of the Utility Contractorsí Association of Ontario (UCA) are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon A. Clarke as Executive Director Designate commencing September 1, 2018.


Simon brings to the Association extensive experience in the field of labour relations with fifteen years as a specialist in conciliation and mediation with the Ontario Ministry of Labour. He served as lead mediator in provincial building trades negotiations including electricians, elevator mechanics, roofers, sheet metal workers, drywallers, bricklayers, and cement workers.


Prior to that Simon was involved with the Amalgamated Transit Union in numerous roles including executive board member and executive vice president, and for fourteen years served as ATU Local 1587 president and business representative.

Simon is very familiar with the unions that are involved with UCA and has good working relationships with their representatives.

Simon was educated in Great Britain where he achieved the designation of National Craftsmen Motor Vehicle Technician. He has taken various courses offered at the George Meany Education Center, AFL-CIO in Washington DC and was a member of the Canadian-American Education and Policy Conference Board which serves as the education and issues training board for Canadian and American members.

As Executive Director Designate, Simon will work with the current Executive Director during a yearlong transition period to succeed the Executive Director, learning the nuances of the procedures and developing effective working relationships with the Associationís members, key labour partners and stakeholders.

Simon and his wife Sandra reside in Scarborough.

Please extend a warm welcome to Simon.



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