Our Board of Directors
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Board of Directors
Meet the men and women guiding OPG and helping to power Ontario forward.
Bernard Lord, Board Chair, Moncton, New Brunswick appointed: November 2013
Bernard Lord was appointed Board Chair for Ontario Power Generation on April 1, 2014. Mr. Lord is the CEO of Médavie, a not-for-profit Canadian medical care insurance company headquartered in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Mr. Lord earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in economics as well as a bachelor’s degree in common law from l’Université de Moncton. He has also received honorary doctorate degrees from University of New Brunswick, l’Université de Moncton and Saint Thomas University. He was admitted to the New Brunswick Law Society in 1993 and was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2011.
Mr. Lord was the CEO of the Canadian Wireless and Telecommunications Association from October 2008 until August 2016. He also served on several other boards of directors.
In 1999, Mr. Lord became one of Canada’s youngest Premiers at the age of 33. His majority government was re-elected in 2003 and he served as Premier of New Brunswick until October 2006. He was elected four times as a Member of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly.
Mr. Lord’s government introduced several new initiatives to support the development of natural resources while also protecting the environment, including a new energy policy that lead to the restructuring of NB Power and the refurbishment of the Point Lepreau nuclear generating station.
During Mr. Lord’s terms as Premier, New Brunswick saw the lowest unemployment rate in 30 years and tax cuts each year, combined with balanced budgets and debt reduction. His government made record investments in health care and education while strengthening local democracy and modernizing the Official Languages Act.
Ken Hartwick, President and CEO, Norwood, Ontario appointed: April 2019
Ken Hartwick is Ontario Power Generation’s President and CEO. Ken joined OPG in March 2016 as OPG’s Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President - Finance, where he led all operations under Finance, Business Development, Strategy, and Risk. As CFO and SVP - Finance, Ken also led the launch of Canada’s first utility green bond as well as OPG’s expansion to the U.S. through the acquisition of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC.
Ken joined OPG from Wellspring Financial Corporation, where he was CFO and Treasurer. He was also interim President and CEO at Atlantic Power Corporation, a generating company that does business in Canada and the U.S. For ten years prior, Ken was the President and CEO of Just Energy Corporation, a Canadian-based energy retailer. In addition, he held the position of CFO at Hydro One between 2001 and 2004. He also held senior positions at Cap Gemini and was a partner at the accounting firm Ernst and Young.
Ken is a Chartered Professional Accountant with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration. He serves on a number of boards.
Originally from Norwood, Ontario (near Peterborough), Ken now lives in Milton with his wife and has three grown children.
Jeff Coles, Oshawa, Ontario appointed: October 2018
Jeff Coles is Group President of the TAGG Group of Companies, and President of M&G Steel. Mr. Coles has over two decades of experience in construction and service businesses. Prior to joining the TAGG Group of Companies, Mr. Coles worked in executive positions at Thyssenkrupp, and Schindler Elevator Corporation, in both the United States and Canada. During his time at Schindler, Mr. Coles held progressively higher management and executive positions including President of Canada, and North American Vice President of Modernization.
Mr. Coles is currently a Director on the board of Oshawa Power and Utility Corporation. He is a former member of the Advisory Board for the Ontario Technical Safety and Standards Association and was previously Director, Schindler Canada Board of Directors and Director, National Elevator and Escalator Association.
Mr. Coles holds his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University and has executive education diplomas from Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Queen’s University, and International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland.
Jean Paul Gladu, Toronto, Ontario appointed: November 2015
JP Gladu is currently the President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) based in Toronto. Anishinaabe from Thunder Bay, Mr. Gladu is a member of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek located on the eastern shores of Lake Nipigon. Mr. Gladu has over two decades of experience in the natural resource sector including work with Aboriginal communities and organizations, environmental non-government organizations, industry and governments from across Canada, including involvement in business development for the Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek Nation from 2009 to 2012. He has produced a number of publications related to Aboriginal issues including: forest certification, Native values collection, biofuel opportunities, First Nation community land use plans, criteria and indicators for sustainable forestry, and cedar product development.
Mr. Gladu holds a Forest Technician Diploma from the Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology, a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from Northern Arizona University, and an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Queens University in Kingston.
Mr. Gladu currently serves on the Canadian Electricity Association’s Public Advisory Panel and board of directors of Noront Resources Ltd. and as Chancellor of the Board of Governors of St. Paul’s University College at the University of Waterloo. He has also held previous board positions with Colleges and Institutes Canada (previously the Association of Canadian Community Colleges), Northern Policy Institute, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education boards of directors, Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy, Papasay Management Corporation, and Canadian Bioenergy Association. He also held advisory positions with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Renewable Clean Energy Committee and the Ontario Provincial Forest Policy Committee.
Ani Hotoyan-Joly, Markham, Ontario appointed: March 2017
Ani Hotoyan-Joly is a member of the Board of Directors of Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. She is a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee. Most recently, Ms. Hotoyan-Joly was a member of the Board of Echelon Financial Holdings Inc. and the Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of Insurance Company of Prince Edward Island and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Currently, she is a member of the Executive Board of Armenian Relief Society’s Roubina (Toronto) Chapter and was the Past Chair of A.R.S. Armenian Private School’s Board of Trustees.
Ms. Hotoyan-Joly is a successful finance executive with over 32 years of business experience in financial services including insurance and reinsurance industries.
Most recently, Ms. Hotoyan-Joly was the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Coventree Inc. Prior to that she was the VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Swiss Reinsurance Company Canada (P&C) and prior to that she held senior positions at Zurich Canada.
Ms. Hotoyan-Joly is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She was elected as a 2016 Diversity 50 Candidate by the Canadian Board Diversity Council.
John Herron, Punta Gorda, Florida, USA Appointed: November 2013
John Herron recently retired from Entergy where he was the President, CEO and Chief Nuclear Officer of Entergy Nuclear, with responsibility for Entergy’s nuclear plants located in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas as well as the company’s management service to the Cooper Nuclear Station for the state of Nebraska.
He previously served as Entergy’s Senior Vice president for nuclear operations handling the operational side of fleet management. Mr. Herron joined Entergy in February 2001 a Vice President, Operations at the Waterford 3 Nuclear Station in Killona, Louisiana. He then moved to New York as the senior Vice President of the Indian Point Energy Center in February 2002.
Mr. Herron began his career in nuclear operations in 1979 at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation. Positions there included technical services superintendent, operations manager, technical programs manager, shift supervisor and supervisory control room operator. In 1994, he moved to Brownville, Nebraska to become plant manager at Nebraska Public Power District’s Cooper Nuclear Station.
Mr. Herron then joined the Tennessee Valley Authority as plant manager at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, from October 1996 through July 1999. From July 1999 to February 2001, Mr. Herron served as Site Vice President at TVA’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant.
Prior to his career in utilities, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1978. He was attached to the USS Tullibee and the S1C NPTU Windsor, where he was an instructor at the Nuclear Submarine Prototype School.
Mr. Herron holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in May 2005.
Mr. Herron currently serves on the board of directors for Duke Energy. He also served on the board of directors for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and on the Nuclear Strategic Issues Advisory Committee of the Nuclear Energy Institute. In the aftermath of Japan’s 2011 earthquake, he was named to the World Association of Nuclear Operators Post-Fukushima Commission and the U.S. nuclear industry’s Fukushima Response Steering Committee.
Wendy Kei, Toronto, Ontario appointed: March 2017
Ms. Wendy Kei currently serves on the board of directors of Guyana Goldfields, Inc. (TSX; GUY), as the Chairman of the Audit Committee, a member of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee. She is an accomplished Finance Executive with over 25 years of business experience in a variety of industries. For the past 14 years, Ms. Kei has been working within the mining industry and brings a strong focus on corporate governance and finance, risk management and a strong expertise in executing complex mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Kei is a Chartered Accountant (CPA-CA) and previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Dominion Diamond Corporation (formerly Harry Winston Diamond Corporation and Aber Diamond Corporation).
Ms. Kei is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, and holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. Ms. Kei was selected as a 2016 Diversity 50 Candidate by the Canadian Board Diversity Council.
Yezdi Pavri, Toronto, Ontario appointed: September 2015
Yezdi Pavri retired as Vice Chairman of Deloitte Canada in June 2012 after a career of more than 30 years. Prior to being named Vice Chairman, Mr. Pavri was a member of the firm’s national Management Committee for over ten years and was the Managing Partner of the Toronto practice since June 2004. He founded Deloitte’s national Enterprise Risk Services practice in 1990 and led it for 15 years. He was a founding member of the global firm’s India Steering Committee and co-chaired the firm’s first Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Mr. Pavri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay and a Master’s degree in Thermal Power Engineering from Imperial College in London. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.
Mr. Pavri currently serves on the boards of ICICI Bank of Canada, Enterra Holdings Limited (the global parent of Golder Associates) and MD Financial Services, and is a past member of the board of directors of Hydro One. Mr. Pavri is also a past Chairmen of the Board of Trustees of United Way Toronto and York Region
Jim Reinsch, Frederick, Maryland, USA Appointed: August 2015
Jim Reinsch recently retired from the Bechtel Group where he was Senior Vice President and Partner, and past President of Bechtel Nuclear. In this role, he was responsible for the global profit/loss, customer relations, operations, project management, marketing and business development of Bechtel’s three nuclear business segments: nuclear operating plant services, steam generator replacement, and operations of Bechtel’s global nuclear activities. During his 40 years with Bechtel, he also presided over Bechtel Canada, and managed large regions in the United States and Asia. He served as the President of the American Nuclear Society organization, and was a member of the Nuclear Energy Institute as well as a member of their Executive Committee.
Mr. Reinsch is also a member of several international nuclear energy organizations, including the World Association of Nuclear Operators and the World Nuclear Association. Mr. Reinsch holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland.
Mr. Reinsch currently serves on the board of directors for Frederick Memorial Hospital and the Hood College Board of Trustees, and is a past Board member of Duke Energy, and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Additionally, he serves on the Emirate Nuclear Energy Corporation’s Committee on Nuclear Power which reports to the Board of Directors.
James Sheppard, League City, Texas, USA Appointed: March 2017
Mr. Sheppard was appointed to the OPG Board in March 2017 and currently serves as an Independent Consultant. Mr. Sheppard was as Interim Senior Vice President for Southern California Edison Company and served as its Interim Chief Nuclear Officer from September 2010 to December 9, 2010. From 1993 to 2009, Mr. Sheppard held several senior positions associated with the South Texas Project nuclear power plant, including Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of STP Nuclear Operating Company, which operated the facility for its three owners. He served as Executive Officer of South Texas Project Electric Generating Station. He served as an executive at STP for ten years, holding positions of Vice President and Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer; Vice President of Engineering and Technical Services; Vice President of Business Systems; Assistant to the executive vice president; and General Manager of Licensing. He has been an Independent Director at Xcel Energy Inc. since March 2011.
Mr. Sheppard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s degree in business administration from the Duke University.