Edition:
United Kingdom

Hydro One Ltd (H.TO)

H.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

19.69CAD
21 Sep 2018
Change (% chg)

$-0.11 (-0.56%)
Prev Close
$19.80
Open
$19.73
Day's High
$19.90
Day's Low
$19.30
Volume
2,009,237
Avg. Vol
868,549
52-wk High
$23.07
52-wk Low
$18.57

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Woods

65 2018 Chairman of the Board

Paul Dobson

2018 Acting President, Chief Executive Officer

Chris Lopez

2018 Acting Chief Financial Officer

Greg Kiraly

Chief Operating Officer

Judy McKellar

61 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Patrick Meneley

2018 Executive Vice-President and Chief Corporate Development Officer

Ferio Pugliese

Executive Vice President - Customer Care and Corporate Affairs

James Scarlett

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

Cherie Brant

2018 Director

Garth Blair Cowper-Smith

2018 Director

Anne Giardini

58 2018 Director

David Hay

2018 Director

Timothy Hodgson

57 2018 Director

Jessica McDonald

49 2018 Director

Russel Robertson

70 2018 Director

William Sheffield

67 2018 Director

Melissa Sonberg

2018 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Woods

Mr. Thomas D. Woods is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Woods is a corporate director. He previously had a 37-year career with CIBC and Wood Gundy, the predecessor firm of CIBC World Markets. He started in Investment Banking, advising companies raising financing in the equity and debt capital markets as well as mergers and acquisitions, and later was Head of Canadian Corporate Banking, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Vice Chairman. Mr. Woods also serves on the boards of Bank of America Corporation, Alberta Investment Management Corporation, Providence St. Joseph’s St. Michael’s Health Care (Board Chair) and CIBC Children’s Foundation. Previous directorships include TMX Group Inc., DBRS Limited, Jarislowsky Fraser Limited and Covenant House (Board Chair). Mr. Woods has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering from University of Toronto, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Paul Dobson

Mr. Paul Dobson is Acting President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. 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.

Chris Lopez

Mr. Chris Lopez is Acting Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Lopez was most recently the Senior Vice President of Finance at Hydro One with responsibility for accounting, treasury, business planning and tax. Mr. Lopez has 19 years of experience in the utilities industry in CanadaandAustralia. Before joining Hydro One in 2016, Mr. Lopez held executive roles at TransAlta Corporation.

Greg Kiraly

Judy McKellar

Ms. Judy McKellar is the Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. Ms. McKellar has held various roles of increasing responsibility at Hydro One in the Human Resources department over her 30+ year career and was appointed VP of Human Resources in 2010. In 2014, she assumed the additional responsibility of Senior Vice President of People and Culture/Health, Safety and Environment and serves as the accountable executive for the Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors. Ms. McKellar is responsible for the development and implementation of integrated talent strategies, leadership development, employee experience, change management/organizational effectiveness, labour relations, total rewards and the company’s health, safety and environmental programs. In her role, she oversees Hydro One’s accelerated cultural transformation from the public to private sector and is implementing such change through effective people strategies and programs designed to align workforces to deliver business results in a safe and efficient manner.

Patrick Meneley

Mr. Patrick B. Meneley is Executive Vice-President and Chief Corporate Development Officer of the Company. 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

James Scarlett

Cherie Brant

Ms. Cherie Brant is Director of the Company. Ms. Brant is a Partner at Dickinson Wright’s Toronto law office where she has an Indigenous law practice with a focus on commercial real estate, energy and transmission and First Nations economic development. Ms. Brant provides strategic counsel to several First Nations and industry clients seeking to develop projects with First Nations and to understand and address Indigenous rights and interests. As lead counsel, Ms. Brant was instrumental in forming one of the largest First Nations-led limited partnerships in Canada resulting in the Ontario First Nations Sovereign Wealth LP’s share purchase of approximately 2.4% of Hydro One Limited. Ms. Brant is both Mohawk and Ojibway from the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Territory. She also serves on the board of the Anishnawbe Health Foundation and is a member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Research Advisory Board and the Aboriginal Energy Working Group of the Independent Electricity System Operator. Previous directorships include Women’s College Hospital and Trillium Gift of Life. Ms. Brant has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Urban and Regional Planning Program from the University of Waterloo and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada

Garth Blair Cowper-Smith

Mr. Blair Cowper-Smith is Director of the Company. Mr. Cowper-Smith is the principal and founder of Erin Park Business Solutions a Canadian advisory and consulting firm. Previously, he was Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) and a member of the Senior Executive Team where his responsibilities included regulatory affairs, law and governance. Prior to joining OMERS he was a Senior Partner at McCarthy Tetrault LLP where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure, governance and private equity. Board experience includes numerous advisory assignments, including governance advisory assignments, with boards of directors including OMERS, Stelco, Hammerson, and includes existing or prior director appointments and board committee leadership roles with companies like Porter Airlines, 407 ETR, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority and Face the Future Foundation. He served until recently on the Public Policy Committee of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance and on the Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission. He co-founded The Canadian Council for Public and Private Partnerships which led to a long-term interest in infrastructure policy and delivery of infrastructure based services to Canadians. Mr. Cowper Smith has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Master of Laws (LLM) from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and holds the director designation through the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a regular faculty presenter for the Directors College

Anne Giardini

Ms. Anne Elizabeth Giardini is Director of the Company. Ms. Giardini is a corporate director and Chancellor of Simon Fraser University. She previously had a 20-year career with Weyerhaeuser Company Limited, including as Canadian President. Before her tenure as President, she was Vice President and General Counsel at Weyerhaeuser where she worked on corporate, legal, policy and strategic matters. Ms. Giardini has been a newspaper columnist and is the author of two novels. Ms. Giardini also serves on the boards of Nevsun Resources Ltd., Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation, World Wildlife Fund (Canada), BC Achievement Foundation, TransLink and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Previous directorships include Thompson Creek Metals Company, Inc. and Weyerhaeuser Company Limited. Ms. Giardini has a BA in Economics from Simon Fraser University, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall). She is licensed to practice law in British Columbia (and formerly in Ontario and Washington State). In 2016, Ms. Giardini was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

David Hay

Mr. David Hay is Director of the Company. Mr. Hay is a corporate director. He is former Vice-Chair and Managing Director of CIBC World Markets Inc. with power, utilities and infrastructure as a major focus. Formerly, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of New Brunswick Power Corporation, Managing Director of Delgatie Incorporated and held senior investment banking roles, including Senior Vice-President and Director responsible for mergers and acquisitions with Merrill Lynch Canada and Managing Director of European mergers and acquisitions with Merrill Lynch International. He spent the early part of his career as a practicing lawyer and taught part-time at both the University of Toronto and University of New Brunswick. Mr. Hay also serves on the boards of EPCOR, SHAD (Chair), the Council of Clean and Reliable Energy and as Chair of the Acquisition Committee of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Prior directorships include Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Vice Chair). Mr. Hay has a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto (Victoria College). He also holds a professional director designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D).

Timothy Hodgson

Mr. Timothy Edward Hodgson is Director of the Company. Mr. Hodgson is a Managing Partner of Alignvest Capital Management. Prior to that, Mr. Hodgson was Special Advisor to Governor Mark Carney at Bank of Canada. Mr. Hodgson also held various positions in New York, London, Silicon Valley and Toronto with Goldman Sachs and served as Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Canada. Mr. Hodgson has held roles with Salomon Brothers, Price Waterhouse & Co. and Merrill Lynch Canada. Mr. Hodgson also serves on the boards of Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation (Chair), PSP Investments, MEG Energy Corp. Previous directorships include Alignvest Acquisition Corporation, KGS-Alpha Capital Markets L.P., The Global Risk Institute, The Ivey School of Business, The Next36, Bridgeport Health and CanWest Media Works Inc. Mr. Hodgson has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba and a Masters of Business Administration from The Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Jessica McDonald

Ms. Jessica L. McDonald is Director of the Company. Ms. McDonald is Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Post Corporation. Previous roles include President and Chief Executive Officer of British Columbia Hydro & Power Authority and Executive Vice President of HB Global Advisors Corp., as well as a successful practice in mediation and negotiation on major commercial and industrial projects. In addition, Ms. McDonald has held many positions with the B.C. government, including the most senior public service position in the provincial government as Deputy Minister to the Premier, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the B.C. Public Service, responsible for overseeing all aspects of government operations. Ms. McDonald also serves on the boards of Canada Post Corporation, Coeur Mining Inc. and Trevali Mining Corporation, and is on the Member Council of Sustainable Development Technology Canada. Previous directorships include Powertech Labs (Chair) and Powerex Corp. Ms. McDonald has a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from the University of British Columbia. She is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada.

Russel Robertson

Mr. Russel C. Robertson is Director of the Company. Mr. Robertson is a corporate director and former Executive Vice President and Head, Anti-Money Laundering, BMO Financial Group. Mr. Robertson has served as Chief Financial Officer, BMO Financial Group and Executive Vice-President, Business Integration where he oversaw the integration of Harris Bank and M&I Bank forming BMO Harris Bank. Before joining BMO, he spent over 35 years as a Chartered Professional Accountant holding various senior positions including the positions of Vice-Chair, Deloitte & Touche LLP (Canada) and Canadian Managing Partner, Arthur Andersen LLP (Canada). Mr. Robertson also serves on the boards of Bausch Health Companies Inc. and Turquoise Hill Resources. Previous directorships include Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. Mr. Robertson has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ontario). He is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

William Sheffield

Mr. William Herbert Sheffield is Director of the Company. Mr. Sheffield is a corporate director. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Fine Papers, headquartered in South Africa. Previously, he held senior roles with Abitibi-Consolidated, Inc. and Abitibi-Price, Inc. He began his career in the steel industry and held General Manager, Industrial Engineering and Cold Mill Operating roles at Stelco, Inc. Mr. Sheffield also serves on the boards of Houston Wire & Cable Company, Velan, Inc., Burnbrae Farms Ltd., Longview Aviation Capital and Family Enterprise Xchange. Previous directorships include Canada Post Corporation, Ontario Power Generation, Corby Distilleries, Royal Group Technologies and SHAD. Mr. Sheffield has a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from Carleton University and an MBA from McMaster University. He holds a professional director certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors and a similar designation from the National Association of Corporate Directors in the U.S. He also completed the Family Enterprise Advisors Program (FEA) at the University of British Columbia.

Melissa Sonberg

Ms. Melissa Sonberg is Director of the Company. Ms. Sonberg is a corporate director and Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence at McGill University’s Desautel Faculty of Management. She spent the early part of her career in the healthcare industry before joining Air Canada, where she held leadership positions in a range of customer facing, operational and corporate functions. Ms. Sonberg was part of the founding executive team of Aeroplan, now part of AIMIA. Ms. Sonberg held positions of Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs and Senior Vice President, Global Brands, Communications and External Affairs at AIMIA. Ms. Sonberg also serves on the boards of Exchange Income Corporation, MD Financial Holdings, Inc., Canadian Professional Sales Association, Group Touchette, Women in Capital Markets and Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights. Previous directorships include Rideau, Inc., Via Rail Canada, University of Ottawa, International Advisory Board and the McGill University Health Centre. Ms. Sonberg has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from McGill University and a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa. She is a Certified Human Resource Executive and holds a professional director certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors