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Leadership Team

Jennifer Williams
President

Prior to being appointed President in February 2019, Jennifer had served as our Vice President, Production, since August 2016.  Earlier positions include General Manager, Hydro Production, as well as Manager, Regulatory Engineering. Jennifer joined our team in 2014, having previously worked with both Newfoundland Power and the St. John’s International Airport Authority. A Memorial University graduate, Jennifer has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and is a member and former member of the Board of Directors of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL). Jennifer was awarded the Fellow of Engineers Canada in 2016.

 

 

Dawn Dalley
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Services

Dawn was appointed Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Services in August 2016 after having served as our Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Customer Services for six months. Prior to February 2016, she spent five years as Vice President, Corporate Relations at Nalcor Energy and previously held the role of Manager, Corporate Communications and Shareholder Relations. Equipped with a Bachelor of Public Relations and a Masters of Business Administration, Dawn received her accreditation from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in 2004 and was the IABC NL Communicator of the Year in 2010. She is a volunteer Board Member with Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador and the Manuels River Heritage Society and is also Chair of the NL sub-chapter of the International Women’s Forum.

 

 


Terry Gardiner

Vice President, Engineering Services

Terry was named Vice President, Engineering Services in August 2016. With more than 28 years of experience as part of our team, he initially joined as a Transmission Design Engineer before moving on to become Engineering Manager, with a continued focus on Transmission.  Terry has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Memorial University and is a registered professional engineer with the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL). An active volunteer member of both his professional association and community, Terry currently serves as Vice Chair of the Registration Committee and Chair of the Experience Review Committee (ERC) for PEGNL and is Vice Chair of the Holy Trinity Finance Committee.

 

 

Lisa Hutchens
Vice President, Financial Services

A Chartered Professional Accountant with 20 years of senior financial and leadership experience, Lisa joined Hydro as Vice President, Financial Services in January 2017. Prior to this, she served as Secretary-Treasurer and CEO of Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador and Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Newfoundland Power. In these senior roles, Lisa was responsible for leading corporate strategy development as well as a broad range of finance and administrative functional areas. Lisa has a demonstrated ability in facilitating and managing change, industry leadership, utilizing financial information and technology to improve business results, and effectively communicating with employees, stakeholders, and business partners. Lisa will continue to help us build an operational culture focused on appropriate cost management.

 

 

Ron LeBlanc
Vice President, Transmission & Distribution and NL System Operator

Ron joined Hydro as Vice President, Transmission & Distribution and NLSO in April 2017. A Professional Engineer with 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry, he began his career with Nova Scotia Power. In 1990, he went to work for Maritime Electric in Prince Edward Island, where he worked his way up to Manager, Production and Energy Supply before joining our team. Ron has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Dalhousie University and is a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL). He has previously volunteered for the PEGNL and continues to volunteer with Engineers Canada, where he has held the position of President of Engineers PEI and was an Executive of the Board of Directors.

 

 


Geoff Young

Corporate Secretary and General Counsel

Geoff was appointed Corporate Secretary and General Counsel in September of 2016. He joined our team as Legal Counsel in 1989 after two years of private practice and later served as Senior Legal Counsel. Throughout his career, Geoff has represented us before the Public Utilities Board and all levels of provincial courts. A member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Bar Association since 1986, he was called to the Bar in 1987. In addition to having a BA from Memorial University and an LL.B. from Dalhousie University, Geoff has previously been a member of the board of Junior Achievement and the Caribou Legion Manor, a non-profit organization and residence for veterans and seniors.