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Cornerstone Hydro Electric Concepts

President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Position

September 7, 2022

Due to an upcoming retirement, Cornerstone Hydro Electric Concepts Association (CHEC) is seeking an energetic, experienced visionary to lead our collaborative non-profit association into the future.

CHEC is a collaborative non-profit association currently supporting 15-member Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) in Ontario. By sharing experience, knowledge and resources, CHEC supports its members to remain as active members of their communities, deliver value to their shareholders, provide safe, efficient, and cost-effective electricity distribution to their customers, and prepare for the energy future.

CHEC provides extensive regulatory, health and safety, communication, human resource/labour relations and operational support and services as well as being a forum for members to work collaboratively to realize efficiencies of scale and share best practices.

Current members include: Centre Wellington Hydro Ltd., ERTH Power Corp., Fort Frances Power Corp., Grimsby Power, InnPower Corp., Lakefront Utilities Inc., Lakeland Power Distribution Ltd., Niagara–on- the-Lake Hydro, Orangeville Hydro Ltd., Ottawa River Power Corp., Renfrew Hydro Inc., Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc., Tillsonburg Hydro, Wasaga Distribution Inc., and Wellington North Power Inc.

Vision: To stand together as one, ensuring independent communities thrive today and in the future.

Mission: We equip members with insights, expertise, and shared resources to sustain safe, resilient communities in a changing world.


President / CEO

Position Summary:

Informed by CHEC’s mission and vision statements and service values, the President / CEO reports to CHEC’s Board of Directors and plays a critical role in supporting CHEC’s members by leading CHEC’s dedicated team of subject matter experts in the fulfillment of CHEC’s strategic directions and supporting CHEC’s members.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Setting the strategic direction of the Association jointly with the Board of Directors
  • Oversight and development of CHEC’s various service portfolios provided to the members, either directly or through the CHEC team
  • Represent CHEC with other industry associations, the regulator (Ontario Energy Board) and Government Ministries
  • Continued member growth, expanding CHEC’s membership base to include additional like-minded smaller LDCs
  • Continued partner expansion
  • Advocate on behalf of smaller Ontario LDCs
  • Lead a remote / work from home staff of full-time and part-time employees, independent contractors and consultants; each with their own area of expertise and geographically separated.

Work is executed remotely, in your home-based office with frequent travel to committee meetings, LDC sites, and other public / private facilities within Ontario.

You are:

  • A strategic thinker, with the ability to link long range visions and concepts to daily work.
  • A self-motivated individual and you hold yourself and others accountable.
  • A skilled communicator, proficient in public speaking and negotiating.
  • Adept at project management, highly analytical and pay attention to detail.
  • Customer service oriented, with a high level of interpersonal understanding and skill, allowing for member collaboration and determining value-added services.
  • A strong advocate and possess organizational awareness and commitment, which assists you in delivering results.
  • Able to attend public and private facilities in compliance with Ontario’s vaccine mandates.

You have:

  • A degree in Finance, Economics or Business Administration and/or related field
  • Demonstrated capacity and interest in member engagement, development and growth
  • 10+ years’ experience in a senior management role / executive role in a regulatory industry and/or utility providing expertise in regulatory, accounting or finance.
  • A track record of exemplary leadership and organizational management, executing and adapting the strategic direction to changing circumstances
  • Experience with Board Governance with an understanding of / experience with a non-profit Board’s responsibility / role and a track record of effective Board development.
  • Skill in developing, managing and staying on track with a lean budget
  • Knowledge of the regulated utility environment, including the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 and related Regulations and rate setting filing requirements, guidelines, and handbooks such as the Handbook for Utility Rate Applications.
  • Clear criminal record – the position has access to significant sensitive, financial and confidential information.
  • A valid Class “G” driver’s license and reliable transportation to travel to various member facilities and public meeting locations within Ontario.
  • Flexibility in work hours / extended hours when necessary, including overnight stays.

Join our Team!

CHEC offers competitive compensation and benefits, and while CHEC employees work from remote, home-based offices we boast a collaborative team-based environment and culture.

If you are a visionary leader with an interest in growing CHEC in the years to come, please visit to learn more about CHEC and click here to view the complete position description including key accountabilities of the role.

Please apply with resume, cover letter and salary expectations to [email protected] by October 2, 2022, with ‘President’ in the subject line.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application process, or those requiring job postings in an alternate format, please advise via the email address indicated.

We thank all who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.