Enersource Corporation

Enersource Corporation

May 17, 2007 11:29 ET

Enersource Corporation Announces Changes to Board of Directors

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 17, 2007) -

Attention News Editors:

Norman Loberg has been named Chair of a newly restructured Enersource Corporation Board of Directors, which held its first meeting this week following a recent decision by City of Mississauga Council to review representation on the Board. The new 10-member public-private Board of Directors includes four elected members of City Council, four appointed citizen members and two members representing private shareholder BPC Energy Corporation (Borealis), a subsidiary of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS).

Members of the new Enersource Board of Directors include Michael Nobrega and Robert Watters representing OMERS, City of Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, Councillor Carmen Corbasson, Councillor Sue McFadden and Councillor Nando Iannicca, returning city-appointed citizen board members Gerald Beasley and Norman Loberg, and new citizen board members Robert MacCallum and Hasan Imam.

"It is an honour to be elected to serve as Chair of this dynamic corporation and important institution serving the citizens of Mississauga," said new Enersource Chair Norman Loberg. "I look forward to continued growth, innovation and exceptional customer service as we pursue opportunities in this evolving electricity sector."

In his role, Mr. Loberg assumes leadership responsibility for overseeing the strategic direction of the business activities of Enersource Hydro Mississauga, one of Ontario's largest regulated electricity distribution companies. He will also lead the board in carrying out its mandate to consider other related opportunities that Enersource may develop within separate non-regulated subsidiaries.

In January 2001, after the commercial restructuring of the electricity distribution sector, Enersource Corporation held its inaugural Board of Directors meeting electing Alex Taylor as the first Chair of the incorporated energy company. Mr. Taylor served two terms as Chair of this Board, successfully guiding the utility through the opening of Ontario's competitive electricity market in May 2002, overseeing record safety and reliability levels, low electricity rates and steady growth.

"Mr. Loberg has been with our Board since its inception. He brings continuity to our strategic interests and a wealth of expertise from his distinguished 40-year career in the energy and utility service industries," said Gunars Ceksters President and CEO of Enersource Corporation. "His leadership and the diverse talents of our new Board of Directors are essential at this time as we explore future business opportunities and develop new services for our customers in this complex electricity market."

Enersource Corporation is a diversified energy and technologies company focusing on quality of service with the distribution of electricity, the promotion and delivery of electricity conservation programs and smart metering solutions to meet government objectives, and increasing involvement in distributed generation to enhance the provincial electricity supply. The Corporation is 90% owned by the City of Mississauga, and 10% owned by BPC Energy Corporation (Borealis), a subsidiary of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System.

See Backgrounder for short biographies of Board members, or visit www.enersource.com for more about Enersource. (Photographs of Board members will be posted shortly on this website and are available upon request).

BACKGROUNDER

Enersource Corporation Board of Director Biographies

Norman Loberg - Chair

Mr. Loberg retired from Enbridge Consumers Gas in 1999 after 40 years of service and was responsible for the re-branding of the former IPL Energy group of companies. He is currently Chair of Quadra Bay Inc. a business services company he founded in 1999. Mr. Loberg held senior executive positions with Enbridge companies including Vice President Marketing; Vice President Corporate Affairs; Chair of Consumers Utilities Inc. and Director, Consumersfirst Inc. He is the former President of BrandActive International Inc. and also directed an extensive transformation of BC Tel to its new corporate identity TELUS. Mr. Loberg studied engineering at McGill University. He is a Director and immediate Past Chair of the Credit Valley Hospital, Member of the Audit Committee and Past Chair of the Canadian Gas Association's Marketing and Community Relations Committees and is a Director and Past Chairman of the Ontario Natural Gas Association.

Mayor Hazel McCallion - Director

First elected Mayor of Mississauga in 1978, and currently in her 11th term, Mayor McCallion is the longest serving Mayor in the City's history. She became the first mayor of a major municipality to submit the annual operating budget to residents for input and was among the first mayors of a major municipality to openly commit to a pay-as-you-go philosophy. Under her leadership, the City has remained debt free. Mayor McCallion has been involved in the electricity industry for over 35 years, serving on the Streetsville Public Utilities Commission, the Mississauga Hydro Electric Commission and since 2001 the Board of Enersource Corporation. In 1998, she served on the Province of Ontario's Electricity Transition Committee.

Councillor Carmen Corbasson - Director

Ward 1 Councillor Carmen Corbasson has lived and worked in Mississauga most of her life. Elected as a member of Mississauga City Council in 1994, Councillor Corbasson possesses experience and knowledge gained from working at the municipal level for the past 29 years. Councillor Corbasson has been an active community volunteer working with the Red Cross, St. John Ambulance and Hospice of Peel. She is involved in numerous associations and committees including roles as a member of the Region of Peel Housing Committee, Police Liaison Committee, and Director of the Port Credit Business Improvement Association (PCBIA).

Councillor Nando Iannicca - Director

Ward 7 Councillor Nando Iannicca, the first Mississauga City Councillor to represent the ward in which he was born, was first elected to City Council in 1988 and is now serving in his seventh term. A graduate of Cawthra Park Secondary School, Councillor Iannicca obtained university degrees in political science, journalism and economics. He has also completed courses with the Canadian Securities Institute and the Ontario Real Estate Board. Councillor Iannicca spent two years working as an Investment Executive with a Mississauga investment firm prior to becoming a municipal politician.

Councillor Sue McFadden - Director

Ward 10 Councillor Sue McFadden has lived in Mississauga for the past 35 years. A graduate from Sheridan College in Marketing, and Ryerson University in Training & Development, she is currently working towards her diploma in the Municipal Administration Program and the Certified Municipal Officer designation. Councillor McFadden's election to Mississauga City Council in 2007 follows six years service as a School Board Trustee for the Peel District School Board and prior to that a 17-year career with Bell Canada at the senior management level.

Michael Nobrega - Director

A veteran financial and investment executive with more than 30 years' experience, Mr. Nobrega was recently appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System. Immediately prior to this, Mr. Nobrega was President and CEO of Borealis Infrastructure, which he launched in 1998 as a subsidiary of OMERS that originates, structures and finances infrastructure projects on behalf of OMERS. Mr. Nobrega is also a former partner at a major international accounting firm. Mr. Nobrega holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto and a chartered accountancy designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. In 2002, Mr. Nobrega received the University of Toronto's Arbor Award for outstanding community service.

Robert Watters - Director

Mr. Watters is a Senior Vice President at Borealis Infrastructure, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OMERS, responsible for development of energy, transportation and related infrastructure investment opportunities. He is responsible for a number of investments that Borealis has undertaken, amounting to over 50% of Borealis' investment portfolio. Mr. Watters holds a degree in political science and an honors degree in commerce and is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He has held a number of senior positions as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer in transportation, leasing, advertising and communications sectors prior to joining Borealis. He has held numerous Board Directorships in his career and currently serves as a Director on several corporate Boards including Scotia Gas Networks plc, Express Pipeline Ltd., Associated British Ports Holdings plc, Ainsworth Inc. and The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Energy.

Gerald Beasley - Director

Prior to his retirement from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce after 31 years, Mr. Beasley held senior management positions with global responsibilities specifically in corporate banking and risk management. He has a broad knowledge of the financial industry in both Canada and the United States and this experience has provided him with insight into the utility and telecommunication industries, and assessing and negotiating merger opportunities. A past and present member of many Boards and associations, Mr. Beasley currently serves on the Board of First Canadian Title Insurance Company and as Honourary Director of the Trillium Health Centre Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from St. Patrick's College and Masters of Business Administration degree from the University Western Ontario.

Robert MacCallum - Director

Mr. MacCallum has an extensive background as a senior executive in various utility sector companies. Most recently, Mr. MacCallum served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President Operations with Stream Intelligent Networks Inc. Prior to this, Mr. MacCallum worked for 28 years with Bell Canada in a multitude of roles including General Manager, Customer Service Operations and General Manager, Access Network Maintenance. Mr. MacCallum has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto and a B.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Toronto. He served as a Director of the University of Toronto Alumni Association and as a Director of the Etobicoke Yacht Club.

Hasan Imam - Director

Mr. Imam has 35 years of experience in marketing and corporate strategic planning with over twenty years of senior executive positions as Vice President or Director with international beverage and distillery brands, including Diageo Canada Inc. and United Distillers Canada Inc. Mr. Imam has a Master of Business Administration degree from Concordia University, Montreal and B.Sc. Engineering (Majoring in Electronics and Communication) B.I.T. Sindri, India. Mr. Imam has served as a Director on numerous Boards including Diageo Finance Canada Ltd. and Pet Canada Holdings Inc. and has served as an Advisor to Humber College on new International Business Degree.

Contact Information

  • Enersource Corporation
    Ken MacDonald
    Sr. Manager, Marketing Communications & Government Relations
    (905) 283-4050
    Email: kmacdonald@enersource.com