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Executive Management Team

 

Bryce Conrad

Bryce Conrad
President and Chief Executive Officer

Bryce Conrad 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.

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.


Geoff Simpson

Geoff Simpson
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Geoff Simpson supervises the finance, treasury, regulatory and risk management groups and is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization. He is a key member of the Executive Management Team and advises them on matters relating to financial reporting, budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding.

Geoff has over 20 years of senior financial experience. For the past 5 years, he served as Director of Finance and was responsible for financial management, reporting and material management. Prior to joining the company, Geoff was Directorate Leader for the Ottawa Police Service and Manager of Financial Support for Transportation, Utilities, Public Works and Development Services at the City of Ottawa.

Geoff holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University and is a C.P.A., C.G.A.


Lance Jefferies

Lance Jefferies
Chief Electricity Distribution Officer

As Chief Electricity Distribution Officer, Lance Jefferies is responsible for the Planning, Design, Operation, Construction and Maintenance of our electrical power distribution system.

Lance has more than 25 years of experience in the industry in the areas of electrical distribution systems and project management. Prior to his present role, Lance served as Director, Distribution Operations and has held a number of senior leadership positions throughout his career.

Lance is certified by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists as an Electrical Power Generation and Distribution Technician and is also a certified Journeyman Power Line Maintainer. Lance holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa as well as a Masters Certificate in Energy Sector Leadership from York University.


Greg Clarke

Greg Clarke
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.


Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh
Chief Energy Services Officer

With more than 35 years of private and public sector experience in the electrical industry, Roger Marsh is a proficient and people-focused leader. He has held senior positions related to power systems, customer service, metering, project management and energy management.

As Chief Energy Services Officer, Roger oversees the delivery of a full range of expert energy related services to the commercial sector. He also serves on the Board of the Ottawa Centre Eco-District and as a member of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Environmental Committee.

Roger is a Certified Power System Technologist (C.E.T.), is fluently bilingual and holds a General Management diploma from the Sprott School of Business.


Norm Fraser

Norm Fraser
Chief Customer Officer

As interim Chief Customer Officer, Norm Fraser is responsible for developing and implementing the customer strategy, transforming the total customer experience, and guiding the direction of the business in terms of customer needs.

The Chief Customer Officer leads the customer service, marketing, product development, communications, public affairs, corporate reputation and brand equity functions.

Norm has more than 36 years of experience in the electricity industry in the areas of power system planning, design and operations. Before joining Hydro Ottawa in 2000, he held senior positions at Hydro One and its predecessor, Ontario Hydro.

Norm holds an Honours bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.


Lyne Parent-Garvey

Lyne Parent-Garvey
Chief Human Resources Officer

As Chief Human Resources Officer, Lyne is responsible for leading the development of strategic human resources programs and initiatives which include human resources services, labour relations, occupational health and safety, environment and business continuity management.

A seasoned human resources professional, Lyne has 25 years of experience in human resources, health and safety, and labour relations, where she has held various management positions in the municipal, health care and not-for-profit sectors.

Lyne is fluently bilingual and holds a Master of Industrial Relations from Queens University, as well as a Bachelor of Public Administration from Carleton University. Lyne has been trained in human resources governance practices through the Conference Board of Canada and McMaster University and holds certifications in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Leadership Development.

Lyne is a member of the Canadian Electricity Association’s Human Resources Committee and a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association.


Mark Fernandes

Mark Fernandes
Chief Information and Technology Officer

As Chief Information and Technology Officer, Mark Fernandes provides vision and leadership for the development and implementation of technology initiatives that support the advancement of Hydro Ottawa's business strategy and priorities. In his role, Mark oversees Technology Planning and Governance, Cyber Security, Enterprise Architecture, System Development and Integration and IT/OT Operations.

Prior to joining Hydro Ottawa, Mark worked in the business and consumer software industry for over 16 years managing IT Strategy, Operations, e-Commerce, Web Development, Cloud Infrastructure models, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Commerce and Sociology from the University of Bombay. He has also completed his post-graduate studies in Information Technology from the Information Technology Institute Ottawa and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

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