The Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) has two new adjudicators. Mr. Allam has been appointed as a full-time Member and Ms. Ross has been appointed as a part-time Member.
Nehad Allam is an Architect, Planner and Development Consultant for Array International Architects Inc., a former Architect & Associate for Rounthwaite, Dick & Hadley Architects, and a former Architecture Designer for WZMH. Mr. Allam’s community involvement has included serving as a member for Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Canada, an organization dedicated to peace, culture and education.
Gail Ross is a trained mediator and former Chief of Staff at a City of Toronto/Councillor’s Office. In her role, Ms. Ross managed stakeholder, media, government and constituency relations, authored complex strategic documents and gained significant knowledge of the land use planning and appeal process. Ms. Ross has a background in broadcast journalism and has been involved in community work throughout her career. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including the House of Commons Canada Awards for outstanding community contributions.
Members appointed to the OLT act in accordance with OLT’s strategic framework, governance and accountability documents. Members are responsible for resolving disputes under applicable legislation, policies and rules, using a variety of dispute resolution methods.
All members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council for an initial term of up to two years and are subject to renewal for a maximum of 10 years in a given position, upon the recommendation of the Chair.