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Colin provides strategic advice to senior public and private sector executives regarding finance, electricity and health system transformation, including climate change leadership, green finance, system sustainability, energy poverty, behavioural economics and digital wellness.
Colin is Chair of the Energy Council of Canada, which was established in 1923 as a founding member of the World Energy Council. The Energy Council of Canada strives to shape an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy sector for the benefit of all Canadians. The Energy Council covers all sectors involved in energy in Canada, and brings together senior executives from industry and government engaged in regional, national, continental and global activities. He is also Senior Executive Fellow at WISE.
As CEO of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) he was responsible for ensuring a reliable, sustainable, cost-effective supply of electricity for Ontario; coordinating province-wide conservation initiatives; planning the electricity system for the long term; procuring clean supply resources.
Prior to joining the OPA, Colin held a variety of senior financial and policy positions in the Ontario Public Service, including Deputy Minister of Finance, of Revenue, of Policy, Cabinet Office and Acting Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care; Secretary of Treasury Board; Chair of the Ontario Financing Authority; Chair of the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation.
In his various senior management positions Colin provided successive governments with advice and assistance on all aspects of fiscal and financial policy and planning, expenditure management and overall stewardship of Ontario’s financial resources.
He has a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Toronto and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary.