CEA serves its electricity industry members and their interests through the work of expert professionals, overseen by a Board of Directors made up of CEA corporate utility members.
President and CEO
Acts as the chief representative and spokesperson for CEA and its members, focusing on issues of national concern to the electric utility industry.
Corporate Secretary and Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
Corporate Secretary and Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer
Richard Lussier, CPA, CMA
Vice President of Corporate Services & Treasurer
Responsible for internal operations, including analytics, human resources, corporate governance, accounting, and office administration, as well as all fiscal responsibilities, such as budgeting and financial reporting.
Channa S. Perera
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Best Practices
Channa is responsible for providing strategic guidance and direction over policy development related to the electricity value-chain (generation, transmission, distribution, and customer service) as well broad-based policy issues such as sustainability, human resources, health and safety, standards, environmental regulations, and Indigenous affairs among others.
Vice President of Communications and Marketing
Responsible for CEA’s communications department, overseeing strategic communications planning, marketing, events and public affairs as well as social, digital and traditional media relations on behalf of the organization and its members.
Vice President of Government Relations
Responsible for directing the association’s government-focused advocacy efforts, with a particular focus at the political level. He manages the association’s Government Relations Strategy Group (GRSG).
Director of Business Development
Works with senior CEA members and industry experts to identify, predict, and prepare for technological innovations and potentially disruptive market changes across the energy sector.
Director of Government Relations
Responsible for managing government relations activities, with leadership on activities at the U.S. and North American levels. This role also includes responsibility for CEA’s Power Marketers Council and CEA’s member committee focussed on grid security.
Director of Risk, Reliability and Resiliency
Leads the CEA’s Analytics Program, the only national industry program that leverages reliability data analytics on behalf of member and participating utilities.
Director of Regulatory Affairs & Grid Infrastructure
Responsible for managing CEA Transmission & Distribution councils and committees. These groups focus on the development of, and advocacy for, policy positions and priorities relating to electricity transmission & distribution projects and operations.
Director of Customer and Energy Efficiency
Responsible for everything Customer related at CEA, as well as Energy Efficiency.
Director of Generation and Stewardship
Responsible for CEA’s Generation Council, which leads CEA’s strategic advocacy on issues and policies related to the generation of electricity, including climate change and clean energy, wildlife, fisheries and impact assessments.
Reporting to the COO, the Senior Fellow is advisor, counsel and mentor to CEA staff, programs and councils. The Senior Fellow is a member of CEA senior management in an advisory capacity and is a member of the Directors Committee. Additionally, the Senior Fellow provides advice and counsel to the President & CEO and the Planning and Priorities Committee
Manager of Regulatory Affairs & Grid Infrastructure
Administrative & Events Coordinator
Corporate Secretary and Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
Government Relations Officer
Manager, Corporate Partners Program and Sponsorships
Membership Services Officer
Graphic Designer and Creative Manager
Communications and Diversity Advisor
Manager of OHS and Standards Programs
Manager, Climate Change & Clean Energy
Legal and Finance Program Administrator
Board of Directors
Mike Marsh, President and Chief Executive Officer
SaskPower, Regina, Saskatchewan
Anthony Haines, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Hydro Corporation, Toronto, Ontario
Andrew Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer, Yukon Energy Corporation, Whitehorse, Yukon
*Chair of the Board Committee on Sustainable Electricity
Brian Bentz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alectra Utilities, Hamilton, Ontario
Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
Chris O’Riley, President & Chief Executive Officer, BC Hydro, Vancouver, British Columbia
Claudine Bouchard, Executive Vice President, TransÉnergie and Construction, Hydro-Québec, Montréal, Quebec
President and Chief Executive Officer, Société d’énergie de la Baie James, Montréal, Quebec
Corey Hessen, Senior Vice President, Power & Storage, TC Energy, Calgary, Alberta
Cory Strang, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Territories Power Corporation, Hay River, Northwest Territories
Daniel St-Onge, Director, Energy, North America, Atlantic Operations, Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal, Quebec
David Lebeter, Chief Operating Officer, Hydro One Inc, Toronto, Ontario
Gary Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newfoundland Power Inc, St John’s, Newfoundland
Janine Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer, FortisAlberta Inc, Calgary, Alberta
Jason Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer, Maritime Electric Company Ltd, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Jay Grewal, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jennifer Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, a Nalcor Energy Company, St John’s, Newfoundland
John Kousinioris, President and CEO of TransAlta and President of
TransAlta Renewables Inc., TransAlta, Calgary, Alberta
Josée Guibord, President and Chief Executive Officer, Evolugen by Brookfield Renewable, Gatineau, Quebec
Kate Chisholm, Senior Vice President, Planning, Stakeholder Relations and Chief Sustainability Officer, Capital Power Corporation, Edmonton, Alberta
Keith Cronkhite, President and Chief Executive Officer, New Brunswick Power Company, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Ken Hartwick, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Power Generation Inc, Toronto, Ontario
Lesley Gallinger, President and Chief Executive Officer, IESO, Toronto, Ontario
Melanie Bayley, President, Electricity, ATCO, Calgary, Alberta
Peter Gregg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nova Scotia Power, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Rob Lister, President and Chief Executive Officer, Oakville Enterprises Corporation, Oakville, Ontario
Roger Dall’Antonia, President and Chief Executive Officer, FortisBC Inc, Kelowna, British Columbia
Scott Thon, P Eng, President and Chief Executive Officer, AltaLink, Calgary, Alberta
Wayne O’Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer, ENMAX Corporation, Calgary, Alberta