Warren Turnbull

Warren Turnbull, P.Eng., FEC

A longtime volunteer, Warren Turnbull has shown a profound dedication to improving and promoting the engineering profession at both the chapter and provincial levels.

Warren began volunteering with the North Bay Chapter in the late 1970s and was elected to the chapter executive in 1980 and served as chair in 1982 and 83. Warren resumed his voluntary service with the Oakville Chapter in 2008, was elected to the chapter executive in 2010 and served as chair in 2012 and 13. During his tenure with the chapter, Warren organized local engineering symposiums in collaboration with Oakville Chamber of Commerce; formed alliances with local engineering firms; established strong relationships with area politicians to promote PEO and its regulatory mandate; helped start the annual Halton Regional Innovation Awards for companies and innovators; and worked on education initiatives, including judging the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair projects.

At the provincial level, Warren served on PEO Council as West Central Region Councillor from 2015 to 2021. During his time on Council, he lent his time and knowledge to: the Executive, Human Resources, Regional Councillors, Discipline, Government Liaison, Volunteer Leadership Conference Planning, Finance and the OSPE‐PEO Joint Relations committees. Warren acted as GLC chair for two years, delivering training conferences and regularly engaging with partners to ensure GLC activities were well coordinated.

Warren remains on the Discipline Committee, volunteering to be vice chair. He advocated for changes to the licence process, committed to the Registrar’s Action Plan following the external regulatory performance review, believes in succession planning; equity, diversity, and anti-racism policies; and continuing professional development.