Ronald Marks is a Toronto lawyer with experience in both government and
the private sector. A graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A.) and Queen’s University (LL.B.), Ron served on the political side
of Government for 5 years in the Office of the Premier of Ontario, as well as
one year on the civil service side in the Office of the Deputy Minister of
Health, before entering private practice.
His work as elected representative – Chairman of Toronto's Education Finance
Committee, personally overseeing a budget of then some $300 million – equipped
him with an ongoing appreciation of the need for clear thinking and rigorous
discipline in financial planning. Ron was able to expand services while
constraining financial growth to levels below the rate of inflation.
In 1994, Ron submitted an
outsourcing proposal to the Government of Canada which was subsequently
approved, and he became Canada’s first Registrar of Imported Vehicles, serving
here for 5 years. This major outsourcing
project helped sharpen Ron’s project management and
technology skills considerably.
Ron maintains his legal edge through attendance at courses on e-Government,
e-Commerce Law, advanced issues in e-evidence, trans-border economic crime and
other legal subjects, in England, Austria, the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Ron has attended courses at the Institute for Computer
Studies, and is well versed in technology issues.
Ron is currently based in Kyiv.