Accountability for the effective oversight of the Corporation and its subsidiaries rests with an eleven-member Board of Directors, which provides direction to the Corporation on behalf of the shareholder, the City of Ottawa.
The Board provides leadership for the company within a framework of effective controls that enables risks to be assessed and managed, and is responsible for supervising the management of the business and affairs of the company and its subsidiaries. In carrying out its oversight function, the Board of Directors is guided by a Shareholder Declaration issued by Ottawa City Council and revised from time to time. The company’s Code of Business Conduct, its Director Conflict of Interest and Conduct Guidelines and a Related Party Transaction Disclosure Policy and Process also govern the actions of the Board.
On a day-to-day basis, the Corporation is led by an Executive Management Team, comprising the Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer and the senior executives of the subsidiaries and critical functional areas. This team oversees the alignment of business practices and strategies with the goals of the Corporation, and drives performance by managing risks and opportunities. The Executive Management Team is accountable to the Corporation’s Board of Directors through the President and Chief Executive Officer.
Executive Managment Team
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bryce Conrad is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc., a leading energy provider.
Bryce has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro Ottawa since 2011. Under his leadership, Hydro Ottawa has become one of the most profitable, innovative and customer-oriented utilities in Canada, regularly winning awards and accolades for customer service and innovation. In addition, Hydro Ottawa has tripled its renewable generation, making it the largest municipally owned generator of clean, green energy in Ontario.
Prior to joining Hydro Ottawa, Bryce served as Assistant Deputy Minister – Program Operations at Infrastructure Canada, where he managed the implementation of the $4 billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, overseeing the selection and management of 4,000 projects that created more than $10 billion in economic activity. He was also responsible for the oversight and administration of the Building Canada Fund, the Green Infrastructure Fund and the Gas Tax agreements with provinces and municipalities.
An active community champion, Bryce sits on the Board of Directors for The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, and has served on the Board of Directors for United Way/Centraide Ottawa since 2014.
Bryce has extensive governance experience, serving on the Board of Directors for industry associations including the Canadian Electricity Association, Ontario Energy Association, Institute on Governance, Electricity Distributors Association and The MEARIE Group.
Bryce is fluently bilingual, and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen’s University, a Master of Public Administration from Carleton University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.
Chief Electricity Generation Officer
Greg Clarke brings more than 27 years of experience in energy services, energy performance contracting and renewable power generation to Energy Ottawa.
As Chief Electricity Generation Officer, he oversees the planning, development, construction and financing of the company’s renewable power generation projects and the operations of its existing generating facilities.
Greg also represents the interests of Energy Ottawa on the boards of PowerTrail Inc. and Moose Creek Energy LP, the company’s joint ventures with IGRS Inc. that operate landfill gas to energy plants. In addition, he serves on the board of Chaudière Water Power Inc., the company that is jointly owned by Energy Ottawa and Hydro Quebec that owns the ring dam at Chaudière Falls.
Before joining Energy Ottawa, Greg was the General Manager of one of Canada’s leading energy performance contracting firms, where he managed energy audits, feasibility studies, engineering design, and energy retrofit projects. Earlier in his career, he also worked in various capacities in the Ontario utility industry and developed energy management programs and time-of-use rate structures for several large organizations.