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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
Chief Corporate Affairs and Customer Care Officer, Hydro One

Jason Fitzsimmons was promoted to Chief Corporate Affairs and Customer Care Officer in August 2018, 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.

Martha Hall Findlay
Chief Sustainability Officer, Suncor Energy

Martha Hall Findlay became Chief Sustainability Officer at Suncor Energy in January 2020. Previously, she was CEO of the Canada West Foundation (2016-2019). She was a Liberal member of Parliament from 2008 to 2011, twice running for the leadership of the federal party. She is also a corporate lawyer, senior business executive, and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of domestic and international experience. 

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.

Guy Holburn
Director, Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, Ivey Business School

Guy Holburn is Professor of Business, Economics and Public Policy, and the founder and Director of the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, which conducts applied research on energy sector policy in Canada. He is also a director of London Hydro, an advisory board member of the Canadian Network for Energy Policy Research and Analysis, and a member of the Council for Clean & Reliable Energy. Dr. Holburn has served as consultant to corporations and governments in Canada and the U.S., and has testified as an expert witness on regulation and corporate governance at the Muskrat Falls Inquiry and on business strategy in commercial litigation. He holds a PhD and MA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA Hons. (First Class) from Cambridge University. Previously he worked for several years as a management consultant for Bain and Company in the U.K. and in South Africa.

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.

Samantha Stuart
Vice President, Energy Transition, TC Energy

Samantha Stuart is Vice President, Energy Transition at TC Energy (formerly TransCanada). Prior to this role, she held the position of Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development. Prior to joining TC Energy, she was a senior leader in McKinsey & Company’s global energy practice with a focus on private equity, merger integration and corporate strategy. She has also held senior leadership roles in both global and start-up energy companies (including one of Canadas largest IPO’s). Stuart is active in the community, serving on the Avalanche Foundation of Canada’s board, Kinetica Ventures, the Alberta Lung Association and the Humane Society. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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.