James Arnett was appointed Chair of Hydro One Inc. on March 31, 2008. Mr. Arnett has had a distinguished career as a senior executive, corporate director and lawyer. Mr. Arnett chaired the Province of Ontario’s 2007 Agency Review Panel that reviewed the way compensation is set for senior executives in Ontario’s electricity sector agencies, and how those agencies can work together more efficiently. He was special advisor to the Premier of Ontario on the steel industry from 2004 - 2006 and on the automobile industry from 2008 - 2009. Mr. Arnett is a former president and CEO of Molson Inc. and between 1997 and 2000, he led Molson’s transformation from a diversified holding company to a focused brewing company. Prior to that, he was a senior partner at Stikeman Elliott as the Toronto Corporate/Commercial Head and as resident partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a Past Chair of the Toronto East General Hospital. Mr. Arnett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and an LL.B from the University of Manitoba, as well as an LL.M from the Harvard Law School.
Kathryn A. Bouey is currently a management consultant. From 2001 to 2005, Ms. Bouey was the Deputy Minister of the Management Board Secretariat, Province of Ontario and previously held other senior management positions with the Province, including: Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (1999-2001); and Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services Group, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (1997-1999). Following 11 years with the federal government, Ms. Bouey joined the Ontario Ministry of Finance as Senior Policy Advisor/Senior Economist in 1982. She is currently a Governor of Sheridan College and a Director of St. Joseph's Health Centre. Previously, she held the position of Chair of the Ontario Civil Service Commission and has served on the boards of the Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation, Ontario Power Generation, the Ontario Financing Authority and the Ontario Pension Board. Ms. Bouey obtained a Master of Arts (Economics) from Carleton University in 1981 and was certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2006. She has been a Director of our company since March 30, 2007.
George L. Cooke is the former President and CEO, The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company ("The Dominion"), a position he held from 1992 when he joined the company to August 2012. In August 2012, Mr. Cooke retired from his role as President of The Dominion and continued to hold the position of Chief Executive Officer of the company until December 31, 2012. Prior to joining the Dominion in 1992, Mr. Cooke was Vice President (Ontario Division), S.A. Murray Consulting Inc. (a government relations consulting firm) between 1990 and 1992. His previous experience also includes Special Advisor, Policy to the Ontario Deputy Premier and Treasurer (1989 - 1990), General Manager, Ontario Automobile Insurance Board (1988-1989), and positions with the Ontario Energy Board (1980-1988). Mr. Cooke obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons.) in Political Studies (1975) and a Masters of Business Administration degree (1977) from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. He also holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree (1999) from Assumption University in Windsor, Ontario. He is currently a member of the board of directors of The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company and the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Mr. Cooke is also an Executive Vice President with E-L Financial Corporation Limited, a position he will hold until June 30, 2013. Mr. Cooke has been a director of our company since January 26, 2010.
Catherine Karakatsanis is the Chief Operating Officer of Morrison Hershfield Group Inc. and also serves as Director and Secretary of the Toronto-based consulting engineering firm. Ms. Karakatsanis joined Morrison Hershfield in 1989, serving in a variety of engineering and senior management positions before becoming COO in 2012. Ms. Karakatsanis’ leadership volunteer activities include serving as the Director, Board of Directors, Engineers Without Borders; Immediate Past President and Chair, Board of Directors, Engineers Canada; Director, Board of Directors for the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation and Fellow of The Canadian Academy of Engineering. She is a member of a number of professional organizations, including The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, Consulting Engineers Ontario and The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. Ms. Karakatsanis obtained her Bachelor of Engineering Science and Masters of Engineering Science at The University of Western Ontario. Ms. Karakatsanis has been a Director of our company since November 27, 2013.
Don MacKinnon has been President of the Power Workers' Union, an electricity industry workers union, since May 2000 and a lineman by trade since 1971. He was Vice-President of the Union for 11 years prior to being elected President. In 2000, Mr. MacKinnon was appointed by the Minister of Energy, Science and Technology to the Electricity Transition Committee. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Electrical and Utilities Safety Association and the Retail Management Board of Ontario Hydro. In 2003, Mr. MacKinnon was appointed by the Minister of Energy to the government's Electricity Conservation and Supply Task Force. In 2005, Mr. MacKinnon became a member of the Canadian Nuclear Association's Board of Directors. He has been a Director of our company since June 11, 2002.
Carmine Marcello was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro One Inc. in January 2013. He joined Ontario Hydro in 1987 and has over 25 years’ experience in the electric utility industry and has held many senior management positions at Ontario Hydro and then Hydro One Inc. In 2007, he was appointed Vice-President, Corporate Projects and in 2009 he was appointed Senior Vice-President, Asset Management and was responsible for the life cycle management of Hydro One’s transmission and distribution assets including Hydro One’s Smart Grid Initiative. In 2010, he was appointed Executive Vice-President, Strategy, where he oversaw capital and OM&A programs valued at approximately $2.5B annually in the areas of Transmission and Distribution Asset Management, T&D Development, Business and Power Systems, IT, Telecom, along with the operations of Hydro One subsidiaries -- Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc. and Hydro One Telecom Inc. Carmine is also active in a number of corporate and industry associations and currently serves as the Chair of the Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc. Board of Directors. He is a member of the Canadian Electricity Association’s (CEA) and Plug’n Drive’s Board of Directors. Carmine has served on the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Member Representatives Committee (MRC) and in 2011, was elected to the North American Transmission Forum Board of Directors for a two-year term. He has held previous positions on the Ontario Energy Network (OEN) Board of Directors and is the past Chair of the CEA Transmission Council. Carmine holds a Master of Business Administration from York University, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He has been a Director of our company since January 1, 2013.
Michael J. Mueller is a former Global leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Private Company Services/Middle Market Practice and a former member of PwC's Global Audit Leadership Team, Global Advisory Leadership Team and the Global Markets Council. Prior to his retirement from PwC in July 2007, his previous positions with the firm also included National Managing Partner for Canada and Senior Relationship Partner for a number of the firm's most significant clients. He is also a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Insolvency Practitioner, and a Chartered Business Valuator. In December 2008, Mr. Mueller was appointed to the Ontario Economic Advisory Panel by the Minister of Finance. Mr. Mueller's past community involvement includes: member of the Board of Governors of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada; President of the Windsor Symphony Society; and President, Better Business Bureau of Windsor and Essex Counties. He has been a Director of our company since March 30, 2007.
Walter Murray is a former Vice-Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of RBC Capital Markets. Prior to his retirement from the Royal Bank of Canada in April 2005, his 38-year career with the bank included senior responsibility for relationship cover for a portfolio of major Canadian and international accounts, Corporate Banking activities across Canada, and several executive postings, including serving as Regional Executive for RBC's Chicago based, Midwestern USA Corporate Banking operations. Mr. Murray has been a Director of our company since November 10, 2005.
Robert L. Pace is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Pace Group Ltd. The Pace Group owns and operates a number of companies across Atlantic Canada, including: Maritime Broadcasting System Ltd., a 24 radio station group; MBS Realty Ltd.; and Shredder's. He began his professional career with the Halifax law firm Chandler Moore, where he practiced family and commercial law. Between 1981 and 1984, Mr. Pace served as Atlantic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada. Mr. Pace is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian National Railway Company, a director of Canadian Health Care Consulting Services Ltd., High Liner Foods Incorporated, and is the current Chairman of the Walter Gordon Foundation. Mr. Pace holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has been a Director of our company since March 30, 2007.
Yezdi Pavri, FCA, is a Chartered Accountant, a former Vice-Chairman (June 2010 - June 2012), and a former Toronto Managing Partner (June 2004 - May 2010) of Deloitte Canada, a leading professional services firm for audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services. Mr. Pavri's experience with Deloitte Canada has included overall responsibility for a number of the firm's key clients in the financial, retail and governmental sectors. Between 1990-2004, Mr. Pavri was National Managing Partner for Deloitte Canada's Enterprise Risk Services group. Mr. Pavri holds a B. Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (Aeronautical Engineering) 1972; a M.Sc. from the Imperial College, London University (Thermal Power Engineering) 1974; and obtained his Chartered Accountant accreditation in 1979 while he was an accountant with Binder Hamlyn, Chartered Accountants, London, UK (1974-1979). In 1979, Mr. Pavri joined Touche Ross in Toronto as an accountant. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Mr. Pavri is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Toronto. He has also served as the Treasurer of the Board of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, and was a member of the Board of the Canada - India Business Council and the Canadian Paralympic Foundation. He has been a Director of our company since December 6, 2012.
Sandra Pupatello is the Director of Business Development and Global Markets at PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada, a position she has held since 2012. In May 2013, she was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation. Ms. Pupatello was first elected into the Ontario Legislature in 1995, appointed to Cabinet in 2003 and was a candidate in the 2013 Ontario Liberal leadership election. Between 2003 and 2011, she held several portfolios, including Minister of Community and Social Services, Minister of Education, Minister of Economic Development and Trade and Minister of International Trade and Development. Ms. Pupatello’s past positions include Executive Director of the Essex County Kidney Foundation of Canada, General Manager of the Rotary Club of Windsor and Board Member of the Windsor Regional Hospital and Windsor Regional Children's Centre. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and honourary Doctor of Law degree from the University of Windsor. Ms. Pupatello has been a Director of our company since November 20, 2013.
Gale Rubenstein is a partner in the corporate restructuring group of Goodmans LLP and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. She practices law in the areas of commercial insolvency and restructuring with emphasis on financial institutions, both domestic and international, and on pension restructurings. Ms. Rubenstein was senior counsel to the liquidators of numerous financial institutions and has been counsel to the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Canada) and the Superintendent of Financial Services (Ontario). She has authored numerous papers on the insolvency of insurance companies and banks, and is an update author of LexisNexis Canada's Insurance Companies Act: Legislation and Commentary. She obtained her Bachelor of Law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and is a current member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada and Insol International. She has been a Director of our company since March 30, 2007.
Douglas E. Speers is the former Chairman and Director of Emco Corporation, a leading Canadian distributor of building materials for the residential, commercial and industrial construction markets. Prior to his appointment as Chairman of Emco Corporation, Mr. Speers was Emco's President and CEO from 1997 - 2004. Between 1971 and 1988, he held several senior positions with Imperial Oil Ltd. in Canada and Exxon International in New York City. Mr. Speers is a Professional Engineer - Province of Ontario, a member of the Advisory Board of the Richard Ivey School of Business, and past Chair and Director of the Ivey Management Services Company. He is a member of the boards of a number of privately-held companies and has been a Director of our company since November 10, 2005.