TORONTO, Dec. 9 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Independent
Electricity System Operator (IESO) today announced the appointment of
Tim O'Neill as Chair of the Board.
President of O'Neill Strategic Economics and a Visiting Professor at
Duke University, O'Neill is also a member of the Canadian Employment
Insurance Financing Board and a Director of the United Church of Canada
After retiring from BMO Financial Group where he served as Executive
Vice President and Chief Economist, he was the first H. Ian MacDonald
Visiting Economist with the Ontario government. O'Neill served as
President of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council after teaching in
the Department of Economics at St. Mary's University in Halifax for 12
years. He has served as a consultant to several provincial governments,
as well as the federal government.
The appointment follows the departure of Jim Hinds, who resigned from
the IESO Board and was subsequently appointed Chair of the Board of
Directors of the Ontario Power Authority.
"I look forward to working with Tim and the rest of the Board of
Directors as the IESO facilitates the changes in the sector while
maintaining reliable and efficient operations," said Paul Murphy,
President and CEO of the IESO. "Jim has earned our thanks for capably
leading the IESO Board over the past three years and for chairing our
Audit Committee before that. The IESO has benefited from Jim's
leadership and his commitment to serve the organization."
The IESO is responsible for managing Ontario's bulk electricity power
system and operating the wholesale market. For more information, please
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