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.
Richard Lussier, CPA, CMA
Vice President of Operations and 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, Policy Development
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.
Corporate Secretary and Director Membership and Sustainability
Janice acts as CEA’s Corporate Secretary and Membership Services Manager and is responsible for enhancing the quality of service offerings and value to the Membership as well as serving as a resource to CEA’s Board of Directors.
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
Director 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.
Director of Emerging Issues
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 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 Analytics
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 Transmission and Distribution
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 Customer and Power Marketers
Responsible for leading CEA’s Customer and Power Marketers Councils, including policy issues related to energy conservation and cross-border energy trading.
Manager, Transmission and Distribution Policy
Administrative & Events Coordinator
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
Coordinator, Corporate Partners Program
Manager, OHS and Standards Programs
Laura Cui, CPA, CGA,
Manager of Finance and HR Operations
Manager, U.S. Affairs and Security
Graphic Designer and Creative Manager
Ricardo de Avillez,
Manager, Economic Analysis & Finance, Tax and Accounting Program
Advisor, U.S. Affairs & Grid Security
Senior Advisor, Climate Change & Clean Energy
Board of Directors
Mike Marsh, President and Chief Executive Officer
SaskPower, Regina, Saskatchewan
Past Chair, 2018-2019
Ray Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer
Saint John Energy, Saint John, New Brunswick
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 Vaasjo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Power Corporation, Edmonton, Alberta
Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
Chris O’Riley, President & Chief Executive Officer, BC Hydro, Vancouver, British Columbia
Corey Hessen, Senior Vice President, Power & Storage, TC Energy, Calgary, Alberta
Daniel St-Onge, Director, Energy, North America, Atlantic Operations, Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal, Quebec
Gary Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newfoundland Power Inc, St John’s, Newfoundland
George Lidgett, Executive Vice President & General Manager Utilities, ATCO, Calgary, Alberta
Jay Grewal, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jason Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer, Maritime Electric Company Ltd, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
John Kousinioris, Chief Operating Officer of TransAlta and President of
TransAlta Renewables Inc., TransAlta, Calgary, Alberta
Josée Guibord, President and Chief Executive Officer, Evolugen by Brookfield Renewable, Gatineau, Quebec
Julie Boucher, Vice President of Communications, Government Affairs and Indigenous Relations, Hydro-Québec, Montréal, Quebec
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
Mark Poweska, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro One Inc, Toronto, Ontario
Max Cananzi, President, Alectra Utilities, Hamilton, Ontario
Michael Mosher, President and Chief Executive Officer, FortisAlberta Inc, Calgary, Alberta
Noel Voykin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Territories Power Corporation, Hay River, Northwest Territories
Peter Gregg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Independent Electric System Operator, Toronto, Ontario
Richard Janega, 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
Stan Marshall, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, a Nalcor Energy Company, St John’s, Newfoundland
Wayne O’Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer, ENMAX Corporation, Calgary, Alberta