After an almost four-year absence, Ian MacKinnon is coming home.
Officials with the City of Saint John announced on Thursday they named MacKinnon as its director of transit and fleet services, a role he began earlier this month.
He replaces former director Ian Fogan, who now serves the City of Saint John as its commissioner of utilities and infrastructure.
“We have an extraordinary team of dedicated professionals serving the city and we are pleased to welcome Mr. MacKinnon to the team,” said Brent McGovern, the city’s chief administrative officer.
“His extensive experience … will serve the city and our residents well as we continue to advance the delivery of innovative fleet and transit services.”
MacKinnon is no stranger to the city after serving as the CEO of the Saint John Transit and Parking Commissions from 2016 until 2019. He was also the director of information technology.
Aside from his work in Saint John, The city says MacKinnon also held roles at Carbon60, a Toronto-based web hosting and cloud service provider, and the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA).
“With transformational changes taking place to the transit system in Saint John, aimed at better serving current riders and attracting new ones, I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to help lead these improved services for the community,” said MacKinnon.