MyOshawaPower User Guide
Denise Carpenter is a highly accomplished Board Chair, Committee Chair, Director, and Executive Coach with extensive expertise in governance, strategy, risk management, acquisitions, and integrations. Denise is adept at leading transformational change initiatives and driving organizational growth in diverse industries including health, financial services, cybersecurity, utilities, and renewable energy and has been recognized for significant contributions in ESG, diversity & inclusion, and sustainability. As a BMO Honouree and member of the Diversity 50 Cohort, Denise is also active in Women Get on Board, the Institute of Corporate Directors, and the International Coach Federation.
Denise’s board experience is both deep and expansive. She has been instrumental in driving growth, ensuring regulatory compliance, and enhancing stakeholder relations in various industries, including electricity, mining, energy, renewable energy, healthcare, and digital health. She serves as the Independent Board Chair of Oshawa Power, Blue Cross of Canada, Chair for Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto, and Director of the Ontario Medical Association and CashCo Financial Inc. Denise’s numerous board appointments mark her authority and expertise in governance and leadership.
Donna Kingelin is a Senior Executive who has dedicated her career to serving the elderly. She has held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Revera where she provided oversight to 26,000 employees and over 200 seniors’ residences including long-term care homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living residences, independent retirement residences, and was accountable for the home care division. She also served as Managing Director for Holiday Corporation where she was responsible for the Canadian portfolio of independent retirement communities. In these roles, she provided leadership in human resources, operations, financial management, program development, capital investment, and quality improvement. Donna is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and currently holds board positions at Kinark Child and Family Services, Pallium Canada, Extendicare Inc. and Oshawa Power.
Terry Caputo is an accomplished business executive with a diverse range of experience, including strategy, accounting, finance, debt issuance, infrastructure, information management, human resource matters, government relations, and governance. He has held roles in several not-for-profit and public sector entities, driving and implementing transformational change. Terry is a CPA, CA and holds his Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from The Directors College, which is a joint venture between the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada.
After graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Grant Buchanan had a career spanning over 30 years with S&C Electric Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of S&C Electric, an employee-owned company based in Chicago, Illinois. S&C Electric manufactures and provides services in the specialty of medium-voltage switching, control, and protection with manufacturing facilities in China, Brazil and Mexico, and an Engineering Services Centre in the UK.
In his tenure with S&C, Grant served in several Executive roles, including President of S&C Electric Canada and Executive Vice-President, International Business. In addition to his business experience, Grant has remained active in the industry serving on Boards and Committees for 30+ years, including appointments with S&C Electric, the Canadian Electricity Association, Electro Federation Canada, the Ontario Energy Network, METSCO Energy Solutions, and Oshawa Power.
Robert Watson currently serves as Chairman of Bruce Telecom. He also serves as a board member for the Oshawa Power Group of Companies and NA Helium. Previously Robert held roles as Chief Executive Officer of the Information Technology Association, Chief Executive of the Bermuda Regulatory Authority, CEO of SaskPower, and CEO of SaskTel. Prior to that he held several senior executive positions in the Canadian communications industry. Robert is a graduate in Electrical Technologies from Toronto Metropolitan University. He has attended the International Executive Development Program at the INSEAD Centre in Fontainebleau, France, as well as the Executive Management Program at Ashridge Business School in the United Kingdom. He also holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
In the community, Robert is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal and the Ryerson Alumni Award of Distinction and has served as the Chairman of Prostate Cancer Canada, and Board Member for One Life Makes a Difference.
Dan Benoit is a corporate director and experienced financial professional. Throughout his 20-year finance career his focus has been on investment and project finance in the regulated utilities, renewable energy, and energy storage sectors. Since 2020, he has operated an independent consultancy serving global infrastructure firms seeking to raise debt capital. In this role, he is engaged by clients to devise and execute debt financing transactions for energy transition projects.
Barbara Boyd is an accomplished global finance executive with a breadth of experience in corporate strategy, enterprise risk management, and finance. She is a respected collaborative leader and champion of inclusion and diversity. Passionate about driving sustainable long-term growth, she brings 35+ years of senior leadership experience with CPG companies Diageo Plc, Pepsi Bottling Group, and KPMG. Barbara is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and recently completed the Directors Education Program at the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management. She currently is an Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Steam Whistle Brewing and previously an Independent Director and Chair of the Audit and Governance committees of TSXV listed Lifeist Wellness Inc.
Neel has extensive experience in corporate, commercial and energy law. Having worked at global law firms, such as Allen & Overy and Mourant, Neel was involved in M&A and corporate financing transactions over US$3 billion. Neel’s expertise also extends to renewable energy. In his current role as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure LLC (GSI), Neel oversees the legal affairs and HR functions for the organization and has been involved in the development and operation of more than 300 MWs of renewable energy projects. Prior to his role at GSI, Neel served as General Counsel for the North American team of a publicly traded renewable energy company. Neel holds degrees in Economics and Law and an Executive MBA from Cornell University and Queen’s University.
John Mauti is a CA and CPA professional with extensive experience in the utilities and electricity industry. John spent 30+ years with Ontario Power Generation helping steer the company to financial strength and prosperity through key transformations and evolutions, retiring as their CFO in 2022. He also currently serves on the board of Moltex Energy Canada, a company developing leading edge Small Modular Reactor technology in the nuclear energy generation field. John is an avid golfer and skier, happily married, and the father of 3 young men.