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Senior Management Team


Nandini Syed, CAO/Director of Finance (Treasurer)Nandini Syed, BA, CPA, CMA, CMM III

Chief Administrative Officer/Director of Finance (Treasurer)



Nandini Syed joined the Municipality of North Middlesex in February, 2017 as Director of Finance. After serving as Acting CAO for six months, Nandini was unanimously appointed by Council as the Chief Administrative Officer in August, 2017. Nandini brings 17 years of broad background in both the private and public sector. She has 13 years of municipal government and fiscal administration experience, serving lower tier communities in Bruce, Huron and Oxford county. She currently serves on several boards and committees including:

  • Client Advisory Board (CAB), Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA)
  • Policy Research Committee, Municipal Finance Officers’ Association of Ontario (MFOA)
  • Capstone 1, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA)


As CAO, Nandini works with a Senior Leadership Team of three Directors to direct the efficient and effective operation of North Middlesex’s administration, to give the best professional advice to the Mayor and Council and to build strong relationships with the Council, the staff and the public. Her aspiration for North Middlesex includes realizing our 10-year Strategic Plan which embraces our future with a strategic focus.


“We look forward to further strengthening our community by working closely with our diverse

stakeholders like you. We invite all community members - residents, businesses, community

groups, volunteers, partners, Municipal staff and Council - to “engage.” Only through us

combined efforts will we bring this plan to life, developing a prosperous and sustainable

North Middlesex for current and future generations” – Nandini Syed, NM Strategic Plan, 2018-2028.


Nandini has an undergraduate degree from York University and currently pursuing her graduate degree in Public Administration from Western University. She is a Certified Professional Accountant and a Certified Municipal Manager.   


Jonathon Graham, Deputy CAO/Director of OperationsJonathon Graham, BA, CET, PMP

Deputy CAO/Director of Operations



Will Davidson, Director, Emergency and Safety Services/Fire ChiefWilliam Davidson, CMM III, CFEI

Director, Emergency and Safety Services/Fire Chief 




Director, Economic Development and Community Services