MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Adèle Malo has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). Ms. Malo has extensive corporate and governance experience in the energy, foodservice, services and utility sectors. Most recently she was Executive Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel for Direct Energy until her retirement in December 2012. Prior to that she held senior positions with Ontario Power Generation, Union Gas, Oshawa Group Ltd., and Tim Horton's. She began her career as an associate lawyer in the tax department of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt.
"We're very pleased to add someone of Adèle's deep corporate and governance background to our Board," said Charlie Cipolla, Chair of the ESA Board. "Her impressive experience in strategy, regulatory affairs, compliance, pension management and other areas will prove highly valuable. The ESA Board is committed to progressive, leading-edge corporate governance and regulatory oversight practices and we look forward to her contributions to those efforts."
Malo has served on the boards of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Plug'n Drive, Scientists in School, the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and was a member of the Independent Review Committee of Aegon Fund Management.
"I am very much looking forward to working with my fellow directors in support of the Electrical Safety Authority's mandate to enhance public electrical safety in Ontario," said Ms. Malo.
About the Electrical Safety Authority
The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is an administrative authority acting on behalf of the Government of Ontario with specific responsibilities under the Electricity Act and the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act. As part of its mandate, ESA is responsible for administering regulation in four key areas: the Ontario Electrical Safety Code; licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians; electrical distribution safety; and electrical product safety.
ESA's activities include: identifying and targeting leading causes of electrical risk; promoting awareness, education and training on electrical safety; ensuring compliance with regulations; investigating fatalities, injuries and fire losses associated with electricity; and engaging with a broad range of stakeholders to improve safety. In 2010, ESA launched a five-year Harm Reduction Strategy which targets a 30 per cent reduction of electrical fatalities by 2015. For more information on ESA, go to www.esasafe.com.
SOURCE: Electrical Safety Authority
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