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.
Jason Fitzsimmons was promoted to Chief Corporate Affairs and Customer Care Officer in August 2018, with oversight of the customer service, corporate affairs, marketing and Indigenous relations functions. With more than 25 years of experience in the electricity sector, Mr. Fitzsimmons is a highly-regarded leader with a proven track record for successfully executing large-scale transformations and building strong relationships with key stakeholders. In his previous role as Vice President, Labour Relations at Hydro One, Mr. Fitzsimmons played an instrumental role in bringing the company’s 400-employee Customer Contact Centre in-house as the company continuously strives to deliver best-in-class customer service. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Fitzsimmons was the Chief Negotiations Officer at the Ontario Hospital Association and also held a number of executive roles at Ontario Power Generation, including Vice President of Human Resources for the Nuclear division. He is a Certified Human Resource Executive known for his broad experience in labour management as well as his passion for health and safety in the workplace. He was a prior member of the Advisory Board for Ryerson University’s Centre for Labour Management Relations and has served on the Board of Directors for the Electrical Power Sector Construction Association.
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.
Effective November 14, 2016, Mr. Lopez was appointed as Senior Vice President of Finance, bringing almost 17 years of progressive experience in the utilities industry in Canada and Australia. Prior to joining Hydro One, Mr. Lopez was the Vice President, Corporate Planning and Mergers & Acquisitions at TransAlta Corporation from 2011 to 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Lopez was Director of Operations Finance at TransAlta in Calgary from 2007 to 2011, and he held senior financial roles up to and including Country Financial Controller for TransAlta in Australia, from 1999 to 2007. Mr. Lopez worked as a Senior Financial Accountant with Rio Tinto Iron Ore, in Australia from 1997 to 1999.
Mr. Lopez received a Bachelor of Business degree from Edith Cowan University in 1996, and a Chartered Accountant designation in Australia in 1999. He received a graduate diploma in corporate governance and directorships from the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2007.
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.
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.
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.