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.
Honourable Sergio Marchi
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.
COO & VP Public Affairs, Emerging Issues
Manages day-to-day operations, including overseeing the Councils, Committees and Task Groups, in addition to leading CEA’s security activities.
Richard Lussier, CPA, CMA
Vice President 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
VP Policy Development and Director of Generation
Responsible for the strategic management and guidance on issues related to electricity generation, including clean energy; sustainability; environmental regulations and stewardship; Aboriginal engagement; safety; and standards.
Corporate Secretary and Manager of Membership Services
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 CEO, 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 Customer, Energy Efficiency, and Human Resource Committee
Responsible for CEA’s Customer Council and Human Resource Committee as well as energy efficiency and workforce development policy and programs.
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, 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.
Manager, Risk Mitigation Programs and Assurance
Advisor, Issues Management & Emerging Standards
Advisor, Transmission & Distribution Policy
Government Relations Officer
Laura Cui, CPA, CGA,
Program Manager, FTA, Legal and Technology
Senior Advisor, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Environment)
Corporate Secretary and Membership Services Manager
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
Advisor, U.S. Affairs & Grid Security
Graphic Designer and Creative Manager
Coordinator, Meetings and Events
Manager, U.S. Affairs and Security
Manager, Government Strategy
Senior Advisor, Climate Change & Clean Energy
Board of Directors
Ray Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer
Saint John Energy, Saint John, New Brunswick
Past Chair, 2016-2017
Scott Thon, P Eng, President and Chief Executive Officer
AltaLink, Calgary, Alberta
President and Chief Executive Officer
FortisAlberta Inc, Calgary, Alberta
Nicolas Bossé, Senior Vice President, Governmental & Regulatory Affairs
Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, Gatineau, Quebec
Max Cananzi, President
Alectra Utilities, Hamilton, Ontario
— Chair of CEA S.E. Board Committee —
Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer
Hydro Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
Élise Proulx, Vice President Communications and Government Affairs
Hydro-Québec, Montréal, Quebec
Chris O’Riley, President & Chief Operating Officer
BC Hydro, Vancouver, British Columbia
John Gaudet, President and Chief Executive Officer
Maritime Electric Company Ltd, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Jay Grewal, President and Chief Executive Officer
Northwest Territories Power Corporation, Hay River, Northwest Territories
Anthony Haines, President and Chief Executive Officer
Toronto Hydro Corporation, Toronto, Ontario
Andrew Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer
Yukon Energy Corporation, Whitehorse, Yukon
Karen Hutt, President and Chief Executive Officer
Nova Scotia Power, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Karl Johannson, Executive Vice President and President, Canada and Mexico Natural Gas Pipelines & Energy
TransCanada, Calgary, Alberta
John Kousinioris, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary
TransAlta, Calgary, Alberta
Rob Lister, President and Chief Executive Officer
Oakville Enterprises Corporation, Oakville, Ontario
Ken Hartwick, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Ontario Power Generation Inc, Toronto, Ontario
Gianna Manes, President and Chief Executive Officer
ENMAX Corporation, Calgary, Alberta
Mike Marsh, President and Chief Executive Officer
SaskPower, Regina, Saskatchewan
Stan Marshall, President and Chief Executive Officer
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, a Nalcor Energy Company, St John’s, Newfoundland
Roger Dall’Antonia, President and Chief Executive Officer
FortisBC Inc, Kelowna, British Columbia
Jocelyn Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer
Newfoundland Power Inc, St John’s, Newfoundland
Paul Dobson, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Hydro One Inc, Toronto, Ontario
Kelvin A. Shepherd, P Eng, President and Chief Executive Officer
Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Wayne Stensby, Managing Director, Global Electricity Business
ATCO Power, Calgary, Alberta
Gaëtan Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer
New Brunswick Power Company, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Brian Vaasjo, President and Chief Executive Officer
Capital Power Corporation, Edmonton, Alberta