TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Hydro One Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane D. Allen to the role of Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, Hydro One Limited, effective January 30, 2017.
Jane D. Allen brings significant expertise in corporate strategy and transformational change across the dynamic North American electric and natural gas utility sectors. Formerly a Partner at Deloitte, a global management consulting firm, Ms. Allen served as National Utilities Leader, Global Renewable Energy Leader, and member of the Canadian Board of Directors.
During her 20-year tenure at Deloitte, Ms. Allen has advised leading energy companies and government entities on business strategy, operations, and regulatory matters. She is an expert on advanced utility industry innovation including micro grids, energy storage, and behind-the-meter solutions.
"Jane is an exceptional strategist with impressive depth in the North American electric and gas utility industry," said Paul H. Barry, Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Hydro One. "Her perspective and strong skills will be invaluable to Hydro One as we transition to a growth-oriented investor owned utility."
"Hydro One is poised to lead tremendous, positive change for customers, employees, and shareholders. I am extremely excited to be part of the world class executive team, especially at this seminal moment of the Company's history," said Ms. Allen.
Ms. Allen was named Chief Diversity Officer, the first-ever in Canada, while at Deloitte, and established a number of important award-winning programs. In addition, she has led initiatives to improve First Nations' workplace opportunities. She has consistently been named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Top 25 Women of Influence, YWCA Woman of Distinction, and is a Catalyst Canada Honours Recipient.
Ms. Allen was a senior policy advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Energy, and Assistant Dean at University of Toronto's Faculty of Management.
She earned a Master of Arts from McMaster University and attended executive programs at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland. Ms. Allen holds a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, degree from McMaster University.
About Hydro One Limited:
We are Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with more than 1.3 million valued customers, $24.8 billion in assets and revenues of over $6.5 billion. Our team of 5,500 skilled and dedicated employees proudly and safely serves suburban, rural and remote communities across Ontario through our 30,000 circuit km high-voltage transmission and 123,000 circuit km primary distribution networks. Hydro One is committed to the communities we serve, and has been rated as the top utility in Canada for its corporate citizenship, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. We are one of only four utility companies in Canada to achieve the Sustainable Energy Company designation from the Canadian Electrical Association. We also provide advanced broadband telecommunications services on a wholesale basis utilizing our extensive fibre optic network. Hydro One's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H). For more information about everything Hydro One, please visit HydroOne.com.
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