Board of Directors, Officers & Executives

ESA’s Board of Directors handles corporate governance and regulatory oversight, and guides the organization’s strategy. The Board and management focus on using leading practices to do so.

Among its key responsibilities, the Board:

  • approves ESA’s strategic plan, business plan and budget. It also oversees the integrity of ESA's reported financial performance;
  • oversees the appointment, development and monitoring of senior management and their succession planning;
  • monitors the strategic environment and ensures appropriate enterprise risk management;
  • monitors external communications and stakeholder relationships; and
  • monitors the integrity of the organization’s internal control and management information systems.

Twelve members make up the ESA Board of Directors, based on a set of established qualifications. Board members reflect the public; electricity distributors; electrical contractors; and engineering, manufacturing and other industries. Board members may serve up to three consecutive terms.

Each Board member has signed and agreed to abide by a Directors Code of Conduct. The Board also takes part in a program to stay abreast of best practices. This covers corporate due diligence reporting, Director responsibilities, governance, and investment and pension management.

Board of Directors
ESA Officers
Committees
FY2021 Committee Meetings
ESA Executive Management Team

ESA Board of Directors

Peter Gregg

Peter Gregg, MBA, ICD.D

Chair, Electrical Safety Authority

President and CEO, Independent Electricity System Operator. Council of Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations. Member, Representatives Committee of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. Director, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. Director, the Ontario Energy Network. Director, Canadian Electricity Association. 

Previously: Chair of ESA’s Audit Committee. CEO and President, Enersource Corporation. Chief Operating Officer at Hydro One Networks.

 

David Collie

David Collie, FCPA, FCMA, MBA, C.Dir.

President and CEO, Electrical Safety Authority; Ex-Officio of the Board
Chair, Plug n Drive Ontario. Vice Chair, Energy Council of Canada. Governance Committee Chair, Hamilton Health Sciences.

Previously: President and CEO, Burlington Hydro. Chair, Electricity Distributors Association. 

Arjan Arenja

Arjan Arenja, P.Eng., MBA

President, Spectrum Business Development Inc. Vice Chair, Government Liaison Committee, Professional Engineers Ontario.

Previously: Senior Manager, Bruce Power. Sr. Manager, Royal Group Technologies Inc. Manager, Trow Consulting Engineers (renamed EXP in 2011).

Annette Bergeron

Annette Bergeron, MBA, P.Eng., FEC 

Principal, Bergeron Consulting. President, Engineers Canada.

Previously: President, Professional Engineers Ontario. Director, Engineers Canada. Director, Kingston General Hospital. 

Christopher Hopper

Christopher Hopper, B.A., MBA

President and CEO, Complete Electrical Services Inc. and KLQ Mechanical Ltd. Director, VentureLink Fund. Vice Chair, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. Trustee, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. 

Previously: President and CEO, Northern Home Services Ltd. Governor, CI Investments Inc.

Dale MacDonald

Dale MacDonald, ME

General Manager, Honey Electric Ltd. Chairman, Ontario Electrical League.

Previously: Board Member, Ontario College of Trades, interprovincial Red Seal program. President, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Canadian Mental Health Association.

Robert Mace

Robert Mace, MBA 

President and CEO, Synergy North (formerly Thunder Bay Hydro). 

Previously: Director and Past Chair, Electricity Distributor's Association. Director and Past Chair, MEARIE Group. Ontario Power Authority Stakeholder Advisory Committee. 

Adèle Malo

Adèle Malo, BA, LL.B., LL.M, ICD.D 

Consultant. 

Previously: EVP Regulatory and Government Affairs and General Counsel, Direct Energy. General Counsel and VP Sustainable Development, Ontario Power Generation.  

Gary Oosterhof

Gary Oosterhof, ME 

Owner and President, Oosterhof Electrical Services Ltd. President, Kingston Electrical Association. City Councillor for the Countryside District in the City of Kingston.

Previously: Electrical Contractor Registration Agency (ECRA) Advisory Council. Board of Directors, Ontario Electrical League and LE Contractor Committee.

Walter Pamic

Walter Pamic, GSC

Co-owner, Power-Tek Electrical Services Inc.

Previously: Ontario College of Trades Board of Governors. Merit Ontario Board of Directors. Merit Canada Board of Directors. Past Board member Ontario Electrical League.

Daniel Péloquin

Daniel Péloquin, P.ENG. 

CEO, Daniel Péloquin Consultant. Director, Spark Power. Director, Vizimax. Director, Systemex Energies.

Previously: President, Schneider Electric Canada. CEO, Global Coil Business Segment, Trench Canada / Siemens. Director, ElectroFederation Canada (EFC).

Ysni Semsedini

Ysni Semsedini, P.ENG., MBA 

President & CEO, Newmarket - Tay Power Distribution Ltd.; Chair, Electricity Distributors Association; Director, The MEARIE Group; Director, Ontario One Call; Director, Saturn Power

Previously: Director Metering Services and Business Planning, London Hydro; Sr. Acting Director Customer Service and Strategic Planning, London Hydro; Distribution Engineer, London Hydro

 

ESA Officers

David Collie

David Collie, FCPA, FCMA, MBA, C.Dir.

President and CEO, Electrical Safety Authority; Ex-Officio of the Board
Chair, Plug n Drive Ontario. Vice Chair, Energy Council of Canada. Governance Committee Chair, Hamilton Health Sciences.

Previously: President and CEO, Burlington Hydro. Chair, Electricity Distributors Association. 

Josie Erzetic

Josie Erzetic, BJ (HONS). LL.B, ICD.D

Chief Regulatory Officer, General Counsel, Electrical Safety Authority.

Previously: Vice-President, Corporate Business Development, Ontario Power Generation Inc. Director, Nanticoke Solar. Director, Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station (a Joint Venture of OPG and Taykwa Tagamou First Nation). Energy Advisor, Ontario Centres of Excellence. Director, John Wanless Childcare Program.

Kevin Greer

Kevin Greer, B.A., CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer, Electrical Safety Authority.

Previously: Sr. Director, Finance and Project Management Office, Electrical Safety Authority. Director, Conagra Foods Retail Products. Vice-President, Finance/Sales/Marketing, Danone.

David Rinaldo

David Rinaldo

Corporate Secretary, Electrical Safety Authority

 

Committees

Audit and Investment Committee

The Audit and Investment Committee supports oversight responsibilities regarding audit, finance, investment, information technology, and financial risk management. The committee manages on behalf of ESA the relationship with external auditors and also reviews discussion and analysis of ESA’s annual corporate and pension audited financial statements. This committee also oversees ESA’s internal financial structure, reporting, financial risk management systems. The committee is responsible for oversight of assets, establishing and overseeing a prudent investment management approach, review of investment policies, Pension Plan liabilities and ensures compliance with the Pension Benefits Act and the Income Tax Act.

Chair:  C. Hopper

Members:  A. Bergeron; P. Gregg; G. Oosterhof; W. Pamic; D. Péloquin; Y. Semsedini; R. Mace

People and Culture & Governance Committee 

People and Culture & Governance Committee provides oversight responsibilities and risk management regarding human resources, compensation, pension strategy and corporate governance. This committee oversees human resources strategy on behalf of ESA, and the Members review succession planning (corporate and Board), performance assessment, development requirements and compensation philosophy and structure. The Committee also is responsible for monitoring and making recommendations regarding corporate governance, board practices, succession planning and board evaluations. Its role is to ensure the adequacy and effectiveness of systems implemented to ensure compliance with established corporate governance, and human resources legislation, policies, and procedures. 

Chair:  A. Bergeron 

Members:  A. Arenja; P. Gregg; D. MacDonald; A. Malo; G. Oosterhof; Y. Semsedini

Regulatory Affairs Committee

Regulatory Affairs Committee supports oversight responsibilities and risk management regarding public safety, and external relations. This committee ensures ESA is effectively meeting its regulatory obligations, responsibilities and public safety mandate. This includes ensuring alignment with ESA’s administration of designated legislation and associated regulations, harm reduction objectives, monitoring development and use of policies, procedures and guidance documents and external relations and stakeholder relationship management.  

Chair:  A. Malo 

Members:  P. Gregg; C. Hopper; D. MacDonald; R. Mace;; W. Pamic; D. Péloquin; A. Arenja
 

FY2021 Committee Meetings

April 2020 to March 2021

Audit Committee

5 meetings

Regulatory Affairs Committee

4 meetings

People and Culture & Governance Committee

4 meetings

ESA Executive Management Team

David Collie

David Collie

President and CEO

Carol Calvert

Carol Calvert

Vice President, People and Culture

Earl Davison

Earl Davison

Vice President, Operations 

Josie Erzetic

Josie Erzetic

Chief Regulatory Officer and General Counsel 

Kevin Greer

Kevin Greer, B.A., CPA, CA

Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Kelley Irwin

Kelley Irwin

Chief Information Officer