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Board of Directors - Hydro One Inc.


David F. Denison

David F. Denison, O.C., FCPA, FCA, was appointed the Chair of Hydro One Inc. on April 16, 2015.  Mr. Denison is also a Corporate Director and previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board from 2005 to 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Denison was President of Fidelity Investments Canada Limited. Mr. Denison is a Director of the Royal Bank of Canada, Bell Canada, Allison Transmission, and serves as Vice-Chair of Sinai Health Systems. He is also a member of the Investment Board and International Advisory Committee of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, the International Advisory Council of China Investment Corporation, the World Bank Treasury Expert Advisory Committee and the University of Toronto Investment Advisory Committee. He is also the former Chair of the Board of Bentall Kennedy Limited Partnership. In April 2014, Mr. Denison was appointed a member of the Premier's Advisory Council on Government Assets (Ontario) whose mandate was to review and identify opportunities to modernize government business enterprises. Mr. Denison earned Bachelor degrees in mathematics and education from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Mr. Denison was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada on June 30, 2014. 

Ian A. Bourne

Ian A. Bourne, ICD.D, F.ICD, is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Ballard Power Systems, Inc. (2006-present) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Wajax Corporation, and the Canadian Public Accountability Board. He is also the former Chair of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (2013-2015) and served as that company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer from March 2012 to October 2012. Mr. Bourne has also held a variety of senior financial and executive roles in Canada and internationally with a number of Canadian corporations including: GE Canada, Inc. (1969-1992) where he served as Chief Financial Officer; Canada Post Corporation (1992-1997) where he served as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer; and TransAlta Corporation (1998-2005) where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and as President of TransAlta Power LP between 1998-2006. Mr. Bourne has been active in serving a variety of community based organizations including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glenbow Museum, and The Calgary Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. 

Charles Brindamour

Charles Brindamour is the Chief Executive Officer of Intact Financial Corporation, Canada’s largest provider of home, auto and business insurance. Under his leadership, Intact became an independent and widely-held Canadian company in 2009 and engineered, two years later, the largest acquisition in the history of the property and casualty insurance industry in the country. With a market capitalization of more than $12 billion, Intact ranks among the largest companies listed on the TSX. Mr. Brindamour began his career with Intact in 1992 as an actuary and held over the years a number of progressive management positions. He also served in management and executive roles in Europe with ING Groep, Intact’s former majority shareholder. Upon his return to Canada in 1999, he led the company’s acquisition, strategic planning and capital management functions. Two years later, he became Senior Vice-President of Personal Lines and, in 2004, he was appointed Executive Vice-President, responsible for underwriting, claims, planning, corporate development and investor relations. In 2007, he became Chief Operating Officer, a position he held until his appointment as President and CEO in January 2008. A graduate of Laval University in Actuarial Sciences, Mr. Brindamour is also an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society. Mr. Brindamour is a board member of Intact Financial Corporation, of the C.D. Howe Institute, and of the Insurance Bureau of Canada where he was Chair for the past four years. Mr. Brindamour is a member of the Campaign Cabinet of the CHU Sainte-Justine, Co-Chair of the Grande Campagne de financement de l’Universite Laval, and a past member of the Campaign Cabinet of the United  Way of Greater Toronto, where he chaired a number of insurance industry campaigns. 

Marc Caira

Marc Caira is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Restaurant Brands International Inc., a multinational quick service restaurant company formed by the merger of Tim Hortons Inc. and Burger King Worldwide Inc. Prior to his appointment as Vice-Chairman in December 2014, Mr. Caira was President and Chief Executive Officer of Tim Hortons Inc. (July 2013-December 2014).  During his approximate 37-year career within the food and beverage industry, Mr. Caira also held senior management and executive roles with both Nestlé S.A. and Parmalat North America, Inc. Beginning his career with Nestlé Canada in 1977, Mr. Caira took on positions of increasing responsibility becoming Vice-President of Foodservice (1990-1996), and President – Foodservice & Nescafé Beverages (1997-2000). In 2000, he joined Parmalat Canada, Inc. as Chief Operating Officer and assumed the role of President and CEO of Parmalat North America in 2004. In 2006, Mr. Caira returned to Nestlé S.A. in Switzerland as a member of the Executive Board and as Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Professional until his return to Canada in 2013. Mr. Caira holds a Diploma in Marketing Management from Seneca College, Toronto (1977) and is a graduate of the Director Program at The International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Christie J. Clark

Christie J. Clark, FCA, FCPA, is a Corporate Director and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Loblaw Companies Limited, Air Canada, and Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) from July 2005 to July 2011. Prior to being elected Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Clark served as National Managing Partner and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee from 2001 to 2005. 
Mr. Clark is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant, and in addition to his public company board memberships, he is on the Board of Alpine Canada and a member of the Advisory Council of Queen’s University School of Business. Mr. Clark holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto.

George L. Cooke

George L. Cooke is President, Martello Associates Consulting, a business strategy consulting firm, and on October 1, 2013 he was appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors of the OMERS Administration Corporation. OMERS is one of Canada's largest pension funds and OMERS Administration Corporation is responsible for pension services and administration, investments, and plan valuation. Mr. 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 his appointment with The Dominion, Mr. Cooke was Vice-President (Ontario Division), S.A. Murray Consulting Inc. (a government relations consulting firm) between 1990 and 1992. His previous experience 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 in Kingston, Ontario. He also holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree (1999) from Assumption University in Windsor. Mr. Cooke was a member of the Board of Directors of The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company and Insurance Bureau of Canada and was also an Executive Vice-President with E-L Financial Corporation Limited. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of CANATICS (Canadian National Insurance Crime Services). Mr. Cooke has been a Director of our company since January 26, 2010.  

M. Marianne Harris

M. Marianne Harris is a Corporate Director and the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and a member of its Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. Prior to becoming a Corporate Director, Ms. Harris was Managing Director of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch and President, Corporate and Investment Banking for Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. (2010 – 2013). She has extensive corporate and investment banking experience gained from over 29 years' of advisory work in the U.S. and Canada. During her career, Ms. Harris has worked on a wide range of assignments including mergers and acquisitions, takeover defense, unsolicited offers, demutualizations, initial public offerings, secondary equity offerings, and a number of other advisory and corporate finance mandates. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 2000, Ms. Harris was Head of the Financial Institutions Group at RBC Capital Markets. In addition to her position as Chair of IIROC, she is also a member of the Board of Sun Life Financial Inc. and Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. Ms. Harris is also a Director and Chair of the Investment Committee of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation Board, a Director of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Schulich School of Business (York University), and a member of the Advisory Council of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law (York University). She is also a former member of the Board of Agrium Inc. Ms. Harris holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business, a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree from the Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) and a B.Sc. (Honours) from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario.  

James D. Hinds

James D. Hinds is a retired investment banker, having specialized in public equity markets underwriting and advice for media, industrial, mining and real estate companies. Mr. Hinds previously served as Managing Director of TD Securities Inc. and has also held positions with CIBC Wood Gundy Inc. and Newcrest Capital Inc. Mr. Hinds was the past Chair of the Independent Electricity System Operator (“IESO”) and has also served as Chair of the former Ontario Power Authority (“OPA”) Board of Directors (2010-2014) until its merger with the IESO effective January 1, 2015. Prior to joining the OPA Board, he served as a Director on and as Chair of the IESO Board of Directors (2005-2010). A native of Sudbury, Ontario, Mr. Hinds received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Victoria University at the University of Toronto, a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a law degree from the University of Toronto​. 

Kathryn J. Jackson

Kathryn J. Jackson, Ph.D. is a Corporate Director and a former Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of RTI International Metals Inc. (2014 – 2015).  In her capacity as RTI’s former Top Scientist, Dr. Jackson’s responsibilities included oversight of all advanced metallurgical technology, product and process innovation, including additive manufacturing activities.  She also served as Head of Overall Research and Development Activities at RTI.  Prior to joining RTI, Dr. Jackson was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Westinghouse Electric Company where she was responsible for R&D as well as environmental sustainability initiatives.  Dr. Jackson has also held various positions at the Tennessee Valley Authority, including Executive Vice President of River System Operations and Environment, and Corporate Environmental Officer.  She also worked for Alcoa Corporation as a technology forecaster and was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Academy of Engineering.  Dr. Jackson serves on the Board of Directors of Portland General Electric and previously served as Chair of the Independent System Operator New England.  She is also an advisor to Carnegie Mellon University’s Engineering School and the Complex Engineered Systems program, and is a member of the advisory board of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center.  Dr. Jackson received a Doctorate and a Master’s degree in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.  She also holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering Management from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Grove City College.

Roberta L. Jamieson

Roberta L. Jamieson, C.M., is a Mohawk woman from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ontario, where she still resides. In November 2004, she was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Indspire, Canada’s premiere Indigenous-led charity, and Executive Producer of the Indspire Awards, a nationally broadcast gala honoring Indigenous achievement. Indspire’s annual award disbursements have increased seven-fold since Ms. Jamieson’s appointment. She has extended Indspire’s youth career conferences to all regions of Canada and launched a recognition program for the education of Indigenous students. Ms. Jamieson also led the development of the K-12 Indspire Institute, a virtual resource centre focused on increasing high school completion rates and K-12 success. Under Ms. Jamieson’s leadership, Indspire launched an unprecedented $20 million fundraising campaign in 2013 to support Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries and Scholarships Awards program. Ms. Jamieson has enjoyed a distinguished career of firsts. She was the first First Nations woman to earn a law degree; the first non-parliamentarian appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons Committee; the first woman Ombudsman of Ontario (1989-1999); and in December 2011, she was the first woman elected Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She also served as Commissioner of the Indian Commission of Ontario from 1986 to 1989. She is also a former Director of the Ontario Power Generation Inc. Board of Directors (2012-2015).  Ms. Jamieson has earned numerous awards, including the National Aboriginal Achievement Award (Law and Justice 1998); the Indigenous Bar Association’s highest award, Indigenous Peoples Council Award (IPC); the Council of Ontario Universities’ 2014 David C. Smith Award; and 24 honorary degrees. She also serves as a member of the Elections Canada Advisory Board and has been named three times to the Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 list. Ms. Jamieson was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 1994.

Hon. Frances L. Lankin

Hon. Frances L. Lankin, P.C., C.M. is a former President and CEO of the United Way – Toronto (2001-2010) and a former Member of Provincial Parliament (“MPP”) for the Toronto (Ontario) riding of Beaches – East York  (1990-2001). Ms. Lankin is a recognized leader in the non-profit sector and has been widely honoured for her contributions to the community, including Honorary Doctorate of Laws degrees from Queen’s University and Ryerson University, and an Honorary Doctorate of Education from Nipissing University. In 2009, Ms. Lankin was appointed to the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and served for five years as a member of the Security Intelligence Review Committee. In 2012, she was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2014, Ms. Lankin was appointed to the Premier’s Advisory Council on Government Assets (Ontario), and in 2011 and 2012, she co-led a review of Ontario’s social assistance system as part of the province’s poverty reduction strategy. During her first term as an elected MPP, Ms. Lankin served in a variety of Cabinet roles including Chair of Management Board, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Minister of Economic Development and Trade. Ms. Lankin is currently Chair of the National NewsMedia Council, a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Lankin has been a Director of our company since July 17, 2015.

Philip Orsino

Philip Orsino, O.C., CPA, FCA, is a Corporate Director and the former President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Jeld-Wen Inc. (2011-2014), a global integrated manufacturer of building products, and now serves as Corporate Vice Chairman. In addition to other business interests he is a Consultant to Onex Corporation for the building products industry. Mr. Orsino is a Director of The Bank of Montreal and Chairs the Audit and Conduct Review Committee. He is also a Director of The Minto Group and member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Orsino began his professional career in 1979 as a Partner with Hilborn Ellis Grant, Chartered Accountants in Toronto. From 1984 until 2005, Mr. Orsino was the President and CEO of Masonite International Corporation. He was formerly a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Clairvest Group Inc. and a Director and Board Chair of Biox Corporation. Mr. Orsino was also formerly the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University Health Network. He is responsible for the establishment of The Philip  S. Orsino Hematology Centre and Chair in Leukemia Research, and he is an Honorary Trustee. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2004, was the recipient of the 2003 Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year Award and received the University of Toronto's Distinguished Business Alumni Award for 2002. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto. 

Jane L. Peverett

Jane L. Peverett, FCMA, ICD.D, is a Corporate Director and former President and Chief Executive Officer (2005-2009) of the British Columbia Transmission Corporation (BCTC).She also served as the company’s former Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2005. Prior to joining BCTC, Ms. Peverett held progressively senior finance, regulatory and executive roles with Westcoast Energy Inc. between 1988 to 2003, and in 2001, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Gas Limited, a Westcoast Energy company, becoming the first woman president of a natural gas company in Canada. Ms. Peverett is also a Director of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Chair of its Audit Committee, and a Director of Encana Corporation where she is also Chair of the Audit Committee. She is also a Director of AEGIS Insurance Services Inc., Postmedia Network Canada Corporation, and Northwest Natural Gas Company located in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Peverett's former board service include directorships with B.C. Ferry Corporation, the Canadian Electricity Association, and the United Way of Lower Mainland (Greater Vancouver). Ms. Peverett earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen’s University. She is also a Certified Management Accountant, a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants, and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. 

Gale Rubenstein

Gale Rubenstein is a partner of the law firm Goodmans LLP and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. She practices law primarily 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 (York University) and is a current Director of the Insolvency Institute of Canada; a member of Insol International; and a Director of the Osgoode Hall Alumni Association. She has been a Director of our company since March 30, 2007.


Mayo Schmidt most recently served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director at Viterra, Inc., the global food ingredients company. During his tenure, he exercised a disciplined and decisive approach that shaped the Company and transformed the once regionally based organization into a global enterprise that is represented across four continents and supported by a global intelligence network and a strong financial foundation. He and his team focused on operational excellence to create greater value for customers and shareholders. Through Mr. Schmidt's strategic direction, Viterra established a platform for healthy growth at a time when demand for food was steadily rising.

Mr. Schmidt was recognized in the Financial Post’s Top 10 CEO Scorecard Rankings in 2011, named CEO of the Year in 2009 by Canadian Business Magazine, received the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, and was named one of Saskatchewan’s Top 10 Men of Influence in 2005.

Early in his career Mr. Schmidt held a number of key management positions of increasing responsibility at General Mills, Inc. until he joined ConAgra Grain, Canada as President and spearheaded ConAgra's expansion. He was promoted to Executive Vice-President, Domestic and International Operations with KBC Trading and Processing Company, a global subsidiary of ConAgra Inc. In 2000, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the leading Canadian agriculture corporation. In 2005, he was named President, joined the Board of Directors, and led Saskatchewan Wheat Pool to become a listed public corporation. In 2007, he led a $2.0 billion dollar acquisition of Agricore United, then $2.2 billion acquisition of ABB, Australia’s leading agriculture corporation, and grew Viterra from a $54 million dollar market cap. Finally, in December 2012, he led the sale of Viterra for $7.5 billion to a Swiss global mining and agriculture giant.

Mr. Schmidt currently sits on the Board of Directors of Agrium Inc., a global agriculture firm and the Global Transportation Hub Authority. He was a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executive Officers, Executive Committee Member of The Conference Board of Canada, Trustee of The Conference Board Inc. USA, and Harvard’s Private and Public, Scientific, Academic and Consumer Food Policy Group, and is on Washburn University’s Foundation board of Trustees. Mr. Schmidt’s most recent activities include leading a number of international growth and development projects.

Mr. Schmidt received his B.B.A. from Washburn in 1980. While at Washburn, he earned both athletic and academic scholarships. He was team captain of both the football and track team and received the Outstanding Player Award for football. After graduation, Mr. Schmidt signed a three-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, but left during the first year to pursue a business career.

He completed his 6th Ironman in 2012 including the World Championships in 2006. Mr. Schmidt has two daughters.

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