President & CEO
Elgin Farewell is Teranet’s President & CEO.
Elgin joined Teranet in 1997 and has held a number of leadership roles with the company. Before he became CEO in 2013, Elgin was Vice-President, Electronic Search and Registration. In this role, he helped strengthen Teranet’s relationship with the government through a collaborative approach that ensures the integrity and privacy of records managed by Teranet. Elgin has also served as Teranet’s Vice President of Human Resources, and Vice President of Operations where he led the project to automate and convert all land ownership records for the province of Ontario.
Elgin was the Land Registrar in the Peel and Hamilton-Wentworth regions and he acted as coordinator for the Electronic Registration initiative that introduced the world’s first statutory electronic land registration and system. He has also held a number of operational and client-facing roles at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Before joining the Government of Ontario, Elgin was Director of the Alternatives for Youth Program and managed an open custody facility for young offenders. Elgin currently serves as Chair of Springboard Services, a not-for-profit agency that helps people in need to connect to their communities, discover new opportunities and overcome barriers.
A graduate of McMaster University, Elgin holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees. He is also a Bregman Scholar at the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto, where he graduated with a Masters in Business Administration in 2005.