Sandra Pupatello was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors effective April 1, 2014. Ms. Pupatello is also 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.
Kathryn A. Bouey is President of TBG Strategic Services Inc., a management consulting firm. 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). She is currently a Director of SPRINT Senior Care. 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, the Ontario Pension Board, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Applied Learning, and St. Joseph's Health Care. 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 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 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. 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 also 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.
Sally Daub has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ViXS Systems Inc. ("ViXS"), a leading semiconductor company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, since 2001. Having taken the company public on the TSX in July 2013, Ms. Daub has consistently been recognized for her entrepreneurial and business expertise by: (i) Women's Executive Network - Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100; (ii) RBC Women of Influence, Trailblazer Category; and (iii) PROFIT Magazine's Top 100 Women Entrepreneur. Trained as a chemical engineer and lawyer, with degrees from the University of Ottawa and Dalhousie respectively, Ms. Daub began her career as a patent attorney both at the law firm of Smart & Biggar and Nortel Networks, where she specialized in IP licensing, strategy, development and management. Directly prior to joining ViXS, Ms. Daub served as Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel for ATI Technologies, a graphics chips supplier. Ms. Daub is also a registered patent agent in both Canada and the United States. Previously she has also served as chair of the Small Business Agency of Ontario (part of what is now the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment) and as a board member of the Information Technology Association of Canada and the Global Semiconductor Association. Ms. Daub has been a Director of our company since April 25, 2014.
Catherine Karakatsanis is the Chief Operating Officer and board member of Morrison Hershfield Group Inc., a consulting engineering and management firm with offices across North America. Ms. Karakatsanis has had a progressive career at Morrison Hershfield moving successfully through a series of engineering and senior management positions before becoming COO in 2012. Throughout her career, Ms. Karakatsanis has been active within the engineering profession, having served as President and Chair of Engineers Canada, representing the 250,000 Professional Engineers in Canada, President and Chair of both of Ontario's licensure and advocacy engineering bodies, and was a member of the board of the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation and the Foundation for Education. Ms. Karakatsanis currently also sits on the boards of Engineers Without Borders, Western Engineering and the Hellenic Heritage Foundation. Ms. Karakatsanis has consistently been recognized for her business and engineering contributions including having been inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering as a Fellow; awarded the Engineering Medal of Management; been named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women:Top 100 in both the Professional and Corporate Governance categories; and was also recently awarded Ontario Women's Directorate – Leading Women Building Communities Award, among others. She is a member of a number of professional organizations, including Professional Engineers Ontario, The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, Consulting Engineers Ontario, and Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and has authored more than a dozen papers. 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.
Bill Limbrick was the Vice President of Information and Technology Services, and Chief Information Officer of the Independent Electricity System Operator (“IES0”). The IESO’s Information and Technology Services business unit is responsible for information technology, organizational governance, and oversight of the Smart Metering Entity. Mr. Limbrick's role also included the introduction of the provincial smart metering database, the MDM/R. Prior to joining the IESO, Mr. Limbrick was a Principal Consultant within the utilities practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) and Sun Life Assurance in the United Kingdom. As a PwC Principal Consultant, he worked with the IESO to implement the IESO-administered market and in 1998 as overall program manager, he previously worked on the expansion of the competitive electricity market in the UK. He obtained a degree in Mathematical Economics from the University of Essex. Mr. Limbrick has been a Director of our company since April 11, 2014.
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 Power Workers' 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. In 2007, he became a member of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, and in October 2011 became a member of the Advisory Committee of the Centre for Labour Management Relations at Ryerson University. Most recently, Mr. MacKinnon joined the Board of Plug'n Drive Ontario and became a member of the Board Advisory Council of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE), University of Waterloo. Mr. MacKinnon 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 and was responsible for transmission and distribution asset management, transmission and distribution development, business and power systems, IT, Telecom and the operations of the Hydro One subsidiaries, Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc. and Hydro One Telecom Inc. Mr. Marcello currently serves as the Chair of the Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc. Board of Directors. He is a member of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), Ontario Energy Association (OEA) and Plug'n Drive's Board of Directors. Mr. Marcello is also a member of the Electricity Sub-Sector Coordinating Council's Executive Committee, holds a position on the Electric Power Research Institute's Research and Advisory Committee and on the Canadian Council of Chief Executives Advisory Committee on Cyber Security. Mr. Marcello previously served on the North American Transmission Forum Board of Directors and the NERC Member Representatives Committee (MRC). He has held previous positions on the OEN Board of Directors and is the past Chair of the CEA Transmission Council. Mr. Marcello 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. Mr. Marcello has been a Director of our company since January 1, 2013.
Tom Moss is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Telecom Ottawa. An executive with over 35 years’ experience in the telecommunications, software and government sectors, both in Canada and the United States, Mr. Moss has held senior executive positions with high profile public and private companies together with two local start-up companies. He has held strategic policy positions in the federal government at Treasury Board and Industry Canada (formerly Communications). Mr. Moss has served on the Queensway Carleton Hospital Board of Directors since June 2008 and is the Vice-Chairman of the Barrhaven Business Improvement Area. Mr. Moss has been a Director of our company since April 11, 2014.
Yezdi Pavri 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.
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 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.
Maureen Sabia is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Tire Corporation (March 8, 2007 - present), and President, Maureen Sabia International Inc., a consulting firm. Miss Sabia is also a director of Canadian Tire Bank and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Audit Committee. Miss Sabia co-authored "Integrity in the Spotlight - Opportunities for Audit Committees" published in 2002, and "Integrity in the Spotlight - Audit Committees in a High Risk World" published in 2005. Miss Sabia serves on the Advisory Board of the Laura L. Sabia Education and Research Endowment at the University of Toronto, is a member of the Board of Trustees of Brock University where she is also Chairman of its Audit Committee, and is a member of the Leadership Council of the Perimeter Institute. Miss Sabia is a lawyer and has had careers in the public and private sectors and served as the Chairman of the Export Development Corporation. She is past Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Canadian Tire Corporation and immediate past Vice-Chairman of the Public Accountants Council for the Province of Ontario. Miss Sabia was formerly a director of Gulf Canada Resources Limited, Hollinger Inc., Laurentian General Insurance Company Inc., O & Y FPT Inc., O & Y Properties Corporation and Skyjack Inc. She has been a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Guelph, Chairman of the Sunnybrook Medical Centre Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees for Sunnybrook Medical Centre. In 2011, Miss Sabia was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. Miss Sabia has been a Director of our company since April 25, 2014.
John Wiersma, P. Eng. is an electrical engineer and is the former and founding President and CEO of Veridian Corporation (1999-2004). Following Mr. Wiersma’s retirement from Veridian in 2004, he served as the Chairman of Veridian’s Board of Directors from January 29, 2004 to May 20, 2005. In 2004 Mr. Wiersma was appointed as a member of the Electrical Safety Authority (Ontario) where he served as a director until 2013 and as Chair of the Board from 2007 until 2013. In 2005, Mr. Wiersma was appointed as a member of the Independent Electricity System Operator’s (“IESO”) Board of Directors where he served as a director until April 3, 2014. He also served on the Board of the Electrical and Utilities Safety Association and the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance. He is a Past President of the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade, Past Chair of the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation and a former board member of the Rouge Valley Health System. Mr. Wiersma obtained his Bachelor of Engineering from McMaster University. He has been a Director of our company since April 11, 2014.
Carole Workman is a Chartered Professional Accountant - Chartered Accountant. She is the Chair of The Ottawa Hospital Board of Directors, a position she has held since 2011 and was appointed a director of the Ottawa Hospital Board in 2007. She is also a member of the Board of Allstate Insurance of Canada. Ms. Workman has had a long career in executive and financial management and previously served the University of Ottawa as its Vice President, Finance & Administration until her retirement in 2004. Throughout her career she was active in numerous university associations, having chaired the Council of Senior Administrators of Universities of Ontario and the Canadian University Reciprocal Insurance Exchange, an insurance cooperative that provides property and liability coverage for Canadian universities. Her previous experience as a director includes the boards of directors of Hydro Ottawa, the Federal Bridges Corporation, the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Care Group, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Ms. Workman completed the Harvard International Management Program in 1997. She has been a Director of our company since April 25, 2014.