Title: Michael Thompson, General Manager, Infrastructure Services
Areas of focus: Michael oversees Infrastructure Services, a passionate team building a vibrant and resilient city for future generations. Infrastructure Services, focuses on the capital planning and prioritization, asset management, design development and delivery of infrastructure projects, and the management of City owned real estate and City delivered land development projects.
Career history: Michael brings a comprehensive and balanced approach to the leadership of Infrastructure Services. He has experience in the planning, design, and delivery of a variety of projects exceeding $1 billion in constructed value.
Michael received his B.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering, and completed his MBA from Queen’s University, allowing him to bring a well-rounded technical and business-based perspective to decision making.
Leadership philosophy: Michael brings a holistic approach to leading Infrastructure Services, with a focus on collaboration, value, innovation, and technical excellence. He prides himself on an open, approachable leadership style, which has resulted in strong working relationships with colleagues, teams, staff, and industry partners.
Michael recognizes that leaders don’t always have the answers and celebrates individual and team contributions to find the answer. His open, honest, communication approach builds relationships, strengthens teamwork, and builds trust.