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Senior Leadership Team


 
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Paul Dobson

Acting President and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

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Greg Kiraly

Chief Operating Officer                            

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Judy McKellar

Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer

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Paul Dobson

Effective July 11, 2018, Paul Dobson was appointed Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro One. Mr. Dobson joined the company as Chief Financial Officer on March 1, 2018 responsible for finance, treasury, controller, internal audit, technology and regulation. Prior to joining Hydro One in 2018, Mr. Dobson served as CFO for Direct Energy Ltd. (Direct Energy), Houston, Texas, where he was responsible for overall financial leadership of a $15 billion revenue business with three million customers in Canada and the United States. Since 2003, Mr. Dobson has held senior leadership positions in finance, operations, information technology and customer service across the Centrica Group, the parent company of Direct Energy. Prior to Direct Energy, Mr. Dobson worked at CIBC for 10 years in finance, strategy and business development roles in both Canada and the United States. Mr. Dobson also brings considerable experience in mergers and acquisitions and integrating acquired companies across North America and in the United Kingdom. Mr. Dobson is a dual Canadian-U.S. citizen who holds an honours bachelor's degree from the University of Waterloo as well as an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and is a CPA, CMA.

Greg Kiraly

Greg Kiraly was appointed to Hydro One Inc. as Chief Operating Officer in September 2016. ​Mr. Kiraly is a seasoned executive having spent more than 30 years in the utility sector and has an extensive background in energy transmission and distribution. He has served in various executive leadership roles across three of the largest investor-owned utilities in the U.S., namely Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), and Public Service Electric and Gas Company. Most recently, Mr. Kiraly held the role of Senior Vice-President, Electric Transmission and Distribution with PG&E in San Francisco. Prior to joining PG&E, Mr. Kiraly worked for ComEd in Chicago from 2000-2008, during which time he held senior roles in the areas of distribution system operations, construction and maintenance, and energy delivery. Mr. Kiraly holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from Seton Hall. Mr. Kiraly also completed the Advanced Management program from Harvard Business School.​

Judy McKellar

Judy McKellar is Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Hydro One Inc., a role she has held since 2014. As the CHRO, Judy is accountable for designing, developing and obtaining Executive and Board approval for the company's overall People Strategy, which ensures that Hydro One has the policies, systems and programs to attract, engage and retain a high-performing workforce to deliver its business strategy safely and effectively. In addition to this strategic contribution, Judy oversees the provision, through the staff of the HR and Health Safety & Environment functions, of a wide range of services to managers and, on their behalf, to employees. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team and a direct report to the President and CEO of Hydro One, Judy provides strategic leadership for the organization at large.
 
Judy has been involved in the Canadian Women's Foundation Economic Advisory Committee and is strongly committed to advancing women’s career opportunities. She has been recognized as one of the top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. Judy holds an Honour Bachelor of Arts degree from Victoria College, University of Toronto and is currently completing the Directors’ Education Program at the Rotman School of Management.


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Patrick Meneley

Executive Vice-President and Chief Corporate Development Officer

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Ferio Pugliese

​Executive Vice-President, Customer Care and Corporate Affairs

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James Scarlett

​Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer

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Patrick Meneley

Patrick Meneley was appointed in March 2018 to the role of Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Corporate Development Officer of Hydro One. As EVP, Mr. Meneley is responsible for leading strategy, innovation and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Hydro One in 2018, Mr. Meneley served as EVP, Wholesale Banking at TD Bank Group and Vice Chair and Head of Global Corporate and Investment Banking for TD Securities. Mr. Meneley spent 15 years building one of the leading corporate and investment banking businesses in Canada along with a profitable and growing franchise in the United States. Mr. Meneley holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration from Western University.
 

Ferio Pugliese

Ferio Pugliese was ​appointed in September ​2016 to​ Executive Vice-President, Customer and Corporate Affairs at Hydro One Inc. Mr. Pugliese has held progressively senior leadership roles at WestJet since 2007 and in 2013 led the launch and successful operation of the company’s regional airline as President of WestJet Encore. WestJet Encore has been recognized for having the continent’s top on-time performance for regional airlines in 2015. Prior to WestJet, Mr. Pugliese held senior roles in Human Resources and Operations at Catalyst Paper Corporation, western North America’s largest producer of mechanical printing paper as well as Casino Rama Resort, a complete entertainment destination and Ontario’s only First Nations commercial casino. Mr. Pugliese is highly recognized as a market leader in customer service and brings expertise in building and leading a winning culture focused on serving its customers and communities. Mr. Pugliese holds a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education from Central Michigan University, an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor. He was recognized by Caldwell Partners as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 in 2007.


James Scarlett

James Scarlett was ​appointed in September ​2016 to​ Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer at Hydro One Inc. Mr. Scarlett was a Senior Partner at Torys LLP. He joined Torys in March 2000 and held a number of leadership roles at the firm, including head of Torys' Capital Markets Group, Mining Group and International Business Development strategy. Mr. Scarlett was also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee from 2009-2015. He began as an articling student in 1981 at another major Canadian law firm and became an associate in 1983 and a partner in 1988. While at that firm Mr. Scarlett held leadership roles as head of its Corporate Group, Securities Group and as a member of its Board. He was also seconded to the Ontario Securities Commission in 1987 and was appointed as the first Director of Capital markets in 1988, a position he held until his return to private law practice in 1990. Mr. Scarlett earned his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Toronto in 1981 and his​ Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of McGill in 1975.

Board of Directors


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David F. Denison

OC, FCPA, FCA

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Ian A. Bourne

ICD.D, F.ICD

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Charles Brindamour

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David F. Denison, O.C., FCPA, FCA,

Mr. Denison is the board chair of Hydro One and Hydro One Inc. He is a corporate director and previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, a global investment management organization, from 2005 to 2012, and as a director of Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Denison was President of Fidelity Investments Canada Limited. Mr. Denison is a director of the Royal Bank of Canada and Bell Canada 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, and Co-Chairs the Investment Committee for the University of Toronto. 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 is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Ian A. Bourne, ICD.D, F.ICD

Mr. Bourne is a corporate director. He is a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB and the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB). He is the former chair of the board of directors of Ballard Power Systems Inc. (2006-2018). He is also the former chair of the board of directors of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (2013-2015), for whom he was a director from 2009 to 2015 and also served as that company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer from March 2012 to October 2012. Mr. Bourne is chair of the Governance Committee of CPPIB and has been a member of the Human Resources committee of CPPIB, CPAB, Ballard Power Systems Inc. (BLDP) and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (SNC). Mr. Bourne has also served on the Audit Committees of CPPIB, WJX, BLDP, Canadian Oil Sands Limited (COSL), and SNC and served as chair of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee of COSL. He was a director of Wajax Corporation (2006-2018) and a director of COSL (2007-2016). Mr. Bourne has been active in serving on 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

Mr. Brindamour is the Chief Executive Officer of Intact Financial Corporation, Canada’s largest property and casualty insurance provider. Mr. Brindamour is a director of Intact Financial Corporation, The Geneva Association, the Business Council of Canada, the C.D. Howe Institute, Branksome Hall and the Insurance Bureau of Canada. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the University of Waterloo’s Climate Change Adaptation Project, serves on the advisory board of Gibraltar Growth Corporation and is co-chair of Laval University’s “Grande Campagne”. Mr. Brindamour is a graduate of Laval University in Actuarial Sciences and an associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

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Marc Caira

 

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Christie J. Clark

FCA, FCPA

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George L. Cooke

 

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Marc Caira

Mr. Caira is the Vice-Chairman of the board of directors of Restaurant Brands International Inc., a multinational quick service restaurant company. He is also a director of Gildan Activewear, a leading manufacturer of everyday basic apparel, the Minto Group, a private real estate developer and on the board of governors of Seneca College, a leading post-secondary educational institution. Prior to his appointment as Vice-Chairman of Restaurant Brands International Inc. in December 2014, Mr. Caira was President and Chief Executive Officer of Tim Hortons Inc. (July 2013-December 2014), a multinational fast food restaurant, a member of the executive board of Nestlé S.A. in Switzerland, a transnational food and beverage company, and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Professional. 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, FCA, FCPA

Mr. Clark is a corporate director. He serves as a director of Loblaw Companies Limited, a Canadian food and pharmacy retailer, Air Canada, a Canadian airline company, and Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, an owner, manager and developer of retail and commercial real estate across Canada. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from July 2005 to July 2011. Mr. Clark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, and in addition to his public company board memberships, he is on the Board of the Canadian Olympic Committee and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. He is currently the Director in Residence for the Institute of Corporate Directors’ national short course, “Audit Committee Effectiveness”. 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

Mr. Cooke is a corporate director and the Chair of the board of directors of OMERS Administration Corporation, CANATICS (Canadian National Insurance Crime Services) and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Mr. Cooke is the former President and CEO of The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company (The Dominion), a property and casualty insurance company, a position he held from 1992 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 Dominion until December 31, 2012. Mr. Cooke obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons.) in Political Studies and a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen’s University. He also holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Assumption University in Windsor.
 

 

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Marianne Harris

 

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James D. Hinds

 

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Roberta L. Jamieson

C.M.

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Marianne Harris

Ms. Harris is a corporate director. She is the chair of the board of directors of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), a self-regulatory organization that oversees investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada. 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. In addition to her position as Chair of IIROC, she is a director of Sun Life Financial Inc. and Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and Loblaw Companies Limited. Ms. Harris is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Schulich School of Business (York University) and the Advisory Council of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law (York University). Ms. Harris holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business, a Juris Doctorate degree from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) and a B.Sc. (Honours) from Queen’s University.
 

 

James D. Hinds

Mr. Hinds is a corporate director. He is a former director of Allbanc Split Corp., a mutual fund company (2008 to 2018). He is a retired investment banker, having previously served as Managing Director of TD Securities Inc., prior to which he held positions at CIBC Wood Gundy Inc. and Newcrest Capital Inc. Mr. Hinds was the past chair of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), a Crown corporation responsible for operating the electricity market, and was also chair of the former Ontario Power Authority Board of Directors (2010-2014) until its merger with the IESO effective January 1, 2015. Mr. Hinds received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto, a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business and a law degree from the University of Toronto Law School.
 

 

Roberta L. Jamieson, C.M.

Ms. Jamieson is a Mohawk woman from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ontario, where she still resides. She is also President and Chief Executive Officer of Indspire, Canada’s premiere Indigenous-led charity, and Executive Producer of the Indspire Awards, a nationally broadcast gala honouring Indigenous achievement. Ms. Jamieson was the first First Nations woman to earn a law degree in Canada; 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 was also a Director of the Ontario Power Generation Inc. Board of Directors (2012-2015). Ms. Jamieson was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 1994 and promoted to an Officer in 2016. Ms. Jamieson holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario.

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Hon. Frances L. Lankin

P.C., C.M.

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Philip Orsino

O.C., CPA, FCA

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Jane L. Peverett

FCMA, ICD.D

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Hon. Frances L. Lankin, P.C., C.M.

Ms. Lankin is a corporate director. She was the former President and CEO of the United Way Toronto (2001-2010), a Toronto-based charity. 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 2014, Ms. Lankin was appointed to the Premier’s Advisory Council on Government Assets whose mandate was to review and identify opportunities to modernize government business enterprises, 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. Ms. Lankin is a Director of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and formerly served on the Board of Directors of Metrolinx and of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Lankin was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2012 and in April of 2016, was appointed to the Senate of Canada where she sits as an Independent Senator from Ontario.

Philip Orsino, O.C., CPA, FCA

Mr. Orsino is a corporate director. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jeld-Wen Inc., a global integrated manufacturer of building products from 2011 until he retired in 2014. Formerly until October 2005, Mr. Orsino was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Masonite International Corporation for 22 years. Mr. Orsino is a director of The Bank of Montreal and chair of its Audit and Conduct Review Committee and a director of The Minto Group, a private real estate developer, and Chair of the Audit Committee. He 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 Chartered Accountants and holds a degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto. Mr. Orsino was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2004.

Jane L. Peverett, FCMA, ICD.D

Ms. Peverett is a corporate director. She was President and Chief Executive Officer (2005-2009) of the British Columbia Transmission Corporation, which was responsible for the high voltage electricity transmission system in British Columbia. Prior to that, she was President and CEO of Union Gas Limited. Ms. Peverett currently serves as a director of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and chairs its Audit Committee, a director of Northwest Natural Gas Company, and a director of Canadian Pacific Railway. Ms. Peverett previously served as a director of Encana Corporation and chaired its Audit Committee. 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.
 

 

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Gale Rubenstein

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Gale Rubenstein

Ms. Rubenstein is a partner of the law firm Goodmans LLP and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Ms. Rubenstein was senior counsel to the Pan Canadian Investors Committee for Third Party Structured Asset Backed Commercial Paper, counsel to liquidators of numerous financial institutions, counsel to the Province in connection with the General Motors and Chrysler restructurings and counsel to the Superintendent of Financial Services (Ontario) regarding the Algoma and Stelco restructurings. She has authored numerous papers on the insolvency of insurance companies and banks. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) and is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Advisory Panel on Resolution and a Fellow of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, the Osgoode Hall Alumni Association, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation and Outside the March Theatre Company.




For complete information on our corporate governance practices, senior management team and board of directors, please refer to the proxy circular associated with our May 5, 2017 annual shareholders meeting.