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Our Board of Directors

To maintain transparency with Ontarians, Ontario Power Generation ensures information about our Board of Directors is available for public review.

Learn about the wide range of expertise that guides OPG’s decisions by reading about our Board of Directors.

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Board of Directors

Meet the men and women guiding OPG and helping to power Ontario forward.

Wendy Kei

Wendy Kei was appointed Board Chair for OPG effective June 27, 2019. She was initially appointed to the OPG Board in March 2017.

Wendy is currently a director for NFI Group Inc. (TSX: NFI), Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX:CG.TO & NYSE:CGAU) and Chair of the Audit Committee for Noranda Income Fund (TSX: NIF.UN).

Wendy is an accomplished Finance Executive with more than 25 years of senior business experience across multiple industries. For most of her career, she has worked in the mining industry and brings a strong focus on board leadership, corporate governance, financial expertise, corporate strategy, ESG, risk management and significant expertise in executing complex mergers and acquisitions.

Wendy previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Dominion Diamond Corporation (formerly Harry Winston Diamond Corporation and Aber Diamond Corporation).

Wendy is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (FCPA-FCA), holds a Fellow designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors (F.ICD), and holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo. Wendy was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2020 and was selected as a Diversity 50 2016 Candidate by the Canadian Board Diversity Council.

Ken Hartwick

Ken Hartwick is OPG’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ken joined OPG in March 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President - Finance, where he led all operations under Finance, Business Development, Strategy, and Risk. In that role, Kenalso led the launch of Canada’s first utility green bond as well as OPG’s expansion to the United States through the acquisition of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC. Ken was appointed the OPG President and CEO on April 1, 2019.

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 United States. For ten years prior, Ken was the CFO and CEO of Just Energy Corporation, a Canadian-based energy retailer. In addition, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Hydro One between 2001 and 2004. He also held senior positions at Capgemini and was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP.

Ken is a Chartered Professional Accountant with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He serves on a number of boards of directors.

Originally from Norwood, Ontario (near Peterborough), Ken now lives in Milton with his wife. He has three grown children.

Mary Filippelli

Mary Filippelli is an accomplished international business executive known for achieving transformative impact across multiple global organizations. In addition to serving on the Board of Ontario Power Generation, Mary currently serves on the board of Canadian Western Bank (TSX: CWB.TO) as an independent director and member of the Audit Committee, and the Governance and Conduct Review Committee. She is a trusted advisor to CEO’s and boards in setting, supporting and sustaining business strategy.

Most recently, Mary served as Vice-Chair and Managing Partner of Deloitte, and was a member of Deloitte’s Leadership Team, Clients & Industry Management Committee, Financial Services and Risk Executive. In this role, Mary worked across each business line, industry, and geographic region to develop an elevated customer experience strategy. Previously, she served on the Global Executive of Lloyds Banking Group as the Group Audit Director in London, England where she led the transformation of Group Audit to elevate its relevance following the financial crisis. She also spent more than two decades with KPMG Canada in progressive roles, from audit partner, National Risk and Regulatory Lead Partner and National Financial Services Lead Partner, leading the national growth strategy across audit, tax and advisory services.

Mary is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountant of Ontario (FCPA-FCA) and holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Ryerson University, where she continues to serve on the Dean’s Counsel for the Ted Rogers School of Management. She is a supporter of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation where she also serves as a Director

John Herron

John Herron retired in 2013 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. John joined Entergy in February 2001 as 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.

John 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.

John then joined the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as plant manager at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, from October 1996 through July 1999. From July 1999 to February 2001, John served as Site Vice President at TVA’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant.

Prior to his career in utilities, John 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.

John 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.

John 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 US nuclear industry’s Fukushima Response Steering Committee.

Selma Lussenburg

Selma Lussenburg currently serves as a director of MAG Silver Corp. (TSE/NYSE: MAG) and the Muskoka District Airport. She is also the Chair of the Ontario Government’s Internal Audit Justice Sectoral Advisory Committee, a member of the Executive Committee of the Canada-US Law Institute, and is a Canadian private sector representative on the CUSMA 31.22 Advisory Committee (previously NAFTA 2022 Committee) on the resolution of private commercial disputes.

From 2013 to 2018, Selma was Vice President Governance, Corporate Safety and Security, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (Toronto Pearson International Airport/GTAA). Prior to that, Selma served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for two other large and complex businesses in highly regulated industries: the Ontario Municipal Retirement System (OMERS) (investment and pension administration) and AT&T Enterprises Canada (telecommunications). Prior to assuming these senior executive roles, Selma was in private practice and advised on corporate, commercial, mining and trade law matters at top tier law firms in Canada and Australia. 

At Toronto Pearson International Airport, Selma was the senior executive responsible for corporate safety and security and the senior executive diversity and inclusion champion; while at OMERS, she established the legal and compliance department. In addition to her other responsibilities at AT&T, she served as the Chief Privacy Officer for AT&T’s Canadian operations.

Selma served as Chair of the IATA/ACI World Smart Security Committee (focussed on enhancing passenger security and other security screening efficiency and effectiveness) and Chair of the Aeropole Board of Governors. She has also served as Chair of the board of directors of Ontario Capital Growth Corporation and was a member of the board of directors of Oxford Properties.

Selma holds a Chartered Director (C. Dir) designation from the Directors College, a GCB.D designation with respect to ESG from Competent Boards, and Masters of International Law from the Australian National University as well as other degrees.

Scott McDonald

Scott McDonald is an experienced corporate director and former senior executive. In addition to presently serving as a Board Director and HR & Governance Committee Chair for Ontario Power Generation, Scott also serves as a Director and Governance Committee Chair for the Board of the Michael Garron Hospital. He previously served as a Director and HR Committee Chair on the Boards of Purolator and SCI.

Scott’s career as a senior business executive was with large complex Canadian and North American companies in both the private and public sectors. With extensive C-suite experience in Human Resources, his background also includes general management, operations, sales, and distribution across several industries: consumer packaged goods, food, logistics and distribution, and forest products. His career provided him with the opportunity to have worked in both official languages, and also to work and live in Toronto, Sudbury, Montreal, and Ottawa.

Scott holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association, holding a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and executive programs at McGill University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Jill Pepall

Jill Pepall is a senior investment executive with a successful career in the banking, insurance and public sector pension industries. Most recently, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Investment Management Corporation of Ontario, with $70 billion of assets under management, and its predecessor organization, Ontario Pension Board. Prior to that, she was Managing Director and CIO at Scotia Asset Management and Head of Investments at Empire Life Insurance.

Jill currently serves on several boards of directors and board committees. She is a board member and chair of the investment committee of the CAMH Foundation (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health). She a member of the investment committee of the board

of CMA Impact Inc. (Canadian Medical Association). She is also a non-trustee member of the investment committee of the board of the Municipal Pension Plan of British Columbia and serves on the investment committee of the board for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Jill received her Masters of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Director.

 

Tracy PrimeauTracy Primeau has more than 30 years experience in the energy sector, recently retiring from Bruce Power as a Shift Manager in the operations division.  Tracy began her career in the nuclear industry where she was one of the few women to become a CNSC licensed Authorized Nuclear Operator and the only female shift manager to work her way up from the shop floor.

Throughout her career Tracy has been a tireless communicator, having been an active member of Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada, where she currently holds a WiN Canada Board position.  She is also a mentor and role model to many men and women in the energy sector.

As a proud member of the Nipissing First Nation, Tracy strives to use the Seven Grandfather Teachings in her leadership every day.  She was a founding member of the Ontario Hydro Native Circle in 1992 and was the first Chair of the Bruce Power Native Circle, a position she held for many years.

Raising her two boys with her husband Dave, Tracy has always been active in her community. Currently she is the Board Chair of the Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey, works on the executive of the local hockey club and sits on the Kincardine municipality’s Economic Development Committee as the Energy Representative.

Tracy holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Waterloo and is an active alumni member of St. Paul’s College and their Indigenous program as well as serving on their Board of Directors.

Jim Reinsch

Jim Reinsch 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.

Jim is also a member of several international nuclear energy organizations, including the World Association of Nuclear Operators and the World Nuclear Association. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland.

Jim is a past board member of Frederick Memorial Hospital, Hood College Board of Trustees, Duke Energy, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Terrestrial Energy, and the Emirate Nuclear Energy Corporation’s Committee on Nuclear Power which reports to the board of directors.

Joe Sheppard

Joe Sheppard was appointed to the OPG Board in March 2017 and currently serves as an Independent Consultant. Joe was 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, Joe 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.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master’s degree in business administration from Duke University.

Anju VirmaniAnju Virmani Kumar is former Chief Information Officer of Cargojet Airways Inc., and a board member of Ontario Health. At Ontario Health, Anju is a member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee as well as the Innovation and Transformation Committee.

In the past, Anju has served as an advisory member of the Advisory Council for National Security (ACNS) and the Cross Cultural Roundtable on National Security (CCRS). She has also served on the boards of Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TCLHIN) and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) as a citizen board member.

Anju is a successful technology executive with more than 20 years of experience in leading transformations through technology and managing technology risk at an enterprise level.

She supports initiatives in Diversity and Inclusion, to provide further technical education for women of diverse backgrounds in STEM programs through mentorship and scholarships.

Anju holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Delhi (New Delhi, India), a Master’s degree in business administration from the City University of New York and a Chartered Director (C.Dir) designation from McMaster University.