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Ontario shakes up chairs at Hydro One and OPG


March 7, 2014
By Anthony Capkun

March 7, 2014 – The Province of Ontario is appointing Sandra Pupatello as board chair of Hydro One, and Bernard Lord as board chair of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) effective April 1, 2014.

“Ontario’s energy agencies continue to conduct business in a responsible manner that respects the interests of Ontario ratepayers” insisted Bob Chiarelli, energy minister. “I’d like to thank the outgoing chairs, Mr. Epp and Mr. Arnett, and I am confident Ms. Pupatello and Mr. Lord will continue to provide thoughtful guidance needed to move our electricity sector forward.”

A former Ontario cabinet minister, Pupatello is CEO of Windsor Essex Economic Development Corp., and director, business development and global markets at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Lord is a former premier of New Brunswick and current president and CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association. According to the ministry, Pupatello and Lord “will lead efforts to find efficiencies and address human resource issues, executive compensation as well as potential pension reform”.

The government says it will work with Pupatello and Lord in the coming weeks as the membership of both boards are renewed.