New Chief Information Officer appointed

Monday, May 29, 2023

On behalf of Jacinda Reitsma, Vice-President, Administration and Finance

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory Smith as the Chief Information Officer of the University of Waterloo, effective June 1, 2023. Smith is currently Director of Information Systems in Information Systems & Technology (IST) at Waterloo, where he leads a team of over 60 people with a focus on strategic management of the University’s portfolio of information systems, the Web Content Management System, and data platforms. 

After studying and working at Western University, where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business, Smith joined the University of Waterloo in 2009. He started his career as a Residence Life Coordinator and then moved on to Manager, Living-Learning Programs shortly after.  

Smith joined IST in 2011, advancing throughout his career in the roles of Business Analyst; Manager and then Director, Departmental and Campus Applications; and moved into his current role in 2022. Smith’s expertise and experience will help advance the University’s future-oriented strategy as he leads IST and partners with IT leaders across campus. 

His keen insights in both business and technology, his passion for post-secondary education, and his focus on campus-wide collaboration to create digital transformation opportunities, has helped Smith achieve an excellent track record of success that has benefitted the entire University.  

Please join me in congratulating Greg on this important appointment. 

I would like to thank the members of the interview search committee for their diligent work throughout this process. 

Jacinda Reitsma

Vice-President, Administration and Finance