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Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre

Advisory Board

Steve Baker
Chair of the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre Advisory Board, and Former President, Union Gas Limited

Steve Baker became Chair of the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre Advisory Board in December 2019. He is the former President of Union Gas Limited. He retired in 2018 after being with the company for 29 years. He is a Director of Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and a member of the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario.

Paul Boothe
Former Director, Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management, Ivey Business School

Paul Boothe was appointed Professor and Director of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management in 2012. His public sector career includes serving as the Deputy Minister of Finance and Secretary to Treasury Board for Saskatchewan (1999-2001), Associate Deputy Minister of Finance and G7 Deputy for Canada (2004-2005), Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Industry (2007-2010), and Deputy Minister of the Environment (2010-2012).

Richard Dicerni
Chair, Ontario Energy Board's Board of Directors

Richard Dicerni is Chair of the OEB (Ontario Energy Board) Board of Directors. He was Chair of the OEB Modernization Review Panel in 2018. He was Deputy Minister of Alberta Executive Council and Head of the Alberta Public Service from 2014 to 2016, and Deputy Minister of Industry Canada from 2006 to 2012. Born and raised in Montreal, Dicerni graduated from the College Sainte Marie in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts; he pursued graduate studies at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard where he earned a Master of Public Administration in 1981.

Jason Fitzsimmons
Deputy Minister of Energy, Ontario Government

Jason Fitzsimmons became the Deputy Minister of Energy in October 2022. Previously, Fitzsimmons was Chief Corporate Affairs and Customer Care Officer for Hydro One, with oversight of the customer service, corporate affairs, marketing and Indigenous relations functions. With more than 25 years of experience in the electricity sector, Fitzsimmons is a highly-regarded leader with a proven track record for successfully executing large-scale transformations and building strong relationships with key stakeholders. In his previous role as Vice President, Labour Relations at Hydro One, Fitzsimmons played an instrumental role in bringing the company’s 400-employee Customer Contact Centre in-house as the company continuously strives to deliver best-in-class customer service. Prior to joining the company, Fitzsimmons was the Chief Negotiations Officer at the Ontario Hospital Association and also held a number of executive roles at Ontario Power Generation, including Vice President of Human Resources for the Nuclear division. He is a Certified Human Resource Executive known for his broad experience in labour management as well as his passion for health and safety in the workplace.

Sharon Hodgson
Dean, Ivey Business School

Sharon Hodgson began her role as Dean of Ivey Business School on May 6, 2019. Prior to Ivey, she held senior leadership roles with some of the world’s largest professional services firms, including IBM, PwC, and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Sharon brings a wealth of experience leading complex organizations through disruptive environments, and is passionate about continuing to build Ivey’s reputation on the world stage. Sharon holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba.

Brandon Schaufele
Director, Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, Ivey Business School

Brandon Schaufele is an Associate Professor of Business, Economics, and Public Policy at the Ivey Business School. Schaufele was appointed Director of the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre in February 2022. He is Treasurer of the Canadian Economics Association and a past Chair of the Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics Association. Brandon has consulted with companies and governments in Canada and the U.S., and has testified as an expert witness on energy economics at the Muskrat Falls Inquiry and in commercial litigation. Previously he was a faculty member in the Department of Economics at the University of Ottawa and served at the Research Director of the Insitute of the Environment and for Sustainable Prosperity. 

Gord Lambert
Suncor Sustainability Executive-in-Residence, Ivey Business School, and former Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Energy Regulator

Gord Lambert is former Vice President, Sustainability at Suncor Energy. He retired in 2014 after being with the company for 17 years. He recently completed a 16-month term as the interim CEO of the Alberta Energy Regulator during a period of significant organizational change and challenging policy and regulatory issues. He has established GRL Collaboration for Sustainability as a consulting practice. He is an advisor and frequent speaker on energy, the environment, and innovation.

Jeff Parnell
President, Power Workers' Union

Jeff Parnell is an electrician by trade and has been employed with Ontario Power Generation (OPG)/Ontario Hydro for 30 years. His activism with the PWU began in 1991 when he was elected as a Shop Steward. Over the years Jeff has fulfilled the roles of Health and Safety Representative, Health and Safety Accident Investigator and was the Chief Steward in Unit 2-12 for seven years before his election as Executive Officer of the PWU in September of 2016. He swore his Oath of Office on June 22, 2017 at the PWU Election Convention.

Terry Young
Senior Advisor, Bruce Power Net-Zero Inc.

Terry Young is Senior Advisor, Bruce Power Net-Zero Inc. Terry has more than 30 years of experience in Ontario’s electricity sector, including an extensive career at the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). Most recently, he held the position of Interim President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), leading the IESO through its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and setting a path forward for the acquisition of resources to address emerging energy.

Chris Vivone
Director, Federal Government Relations Canada, TC Energy

Chris Vivone is Director of Federal Government Relations Canada at TC Energy. Chris has extensive experience in Public Affairs and Government Relations working previously at Endelman, Cisco Systems, Hill & Knowlton, and The Railway Association of Canada. He holds an MBA from Cornell and a BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia