Oshawa Power Announces New CEO & Leadership Team

Oshawa Power Announces New CEO & Leadership Team
Oshawa Power’s new leadership team; (left to right) Doug Proska, Mike Weatherbee, Maged Yackoub, Daniel Arbour, Susanna Beckstead, Renee McFarland

The Oshawa Power Group of Companies proudly presents its new CEO and leadership team, part of our business transformation and modernization plan. Daniel Arbour has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Denise Carpenter, interim President and CEO will resume her role as Board Chair. Mr. Arbour’s employment with Oshawa Power will commence on April 11, 2023.

Arbour brings more than 15 years of leadership and development experience, including a decade in accelerating energy transition and creating a mobile energy infrastructure, most recently as CEO/Global Head of Shell TapUp. Prior, Arbour held several positions in operations, price management, and logistics as well as executive sales and marketing roles for Shell in Canada and across the US. Arbour received his undergraduate degree in International Commerce from the University of Ottawa & University of Vienna, and his MBA from Queens University.

Oshawa Power Board Chair, Denise Carpenter, presents new President & CEO, Daniel Arbour, with Oshawa Generals jersey.
“Daniel is an excellent choice to lead Oshawa Power into the future. Daniel’s extensive experience in business development and energy transition strategy will move partnerships forward, while expanding opportunities for innovative energy solutions that will best serve the community. We believe his strong leadership experience will help focus Oshawa Power Group of Companies to manage and grow its regulated, and affiliate-owned assets.”

– Denise Carpenter, Board Chair, Oshawa Power

At the centre of our transformation and modernization strategy is ensuring the growth of our city and its energy needs of the future are met efficiently and effectively. From investing in our infrastructure, to ensuring reliability, and exploring renewable energy sources and services, the organization is focused on capitalizing on opportunities that support being the most effective and affordable utility solution for our customers today and tomorrow.

Leading the way as an efficient, reliable and modern utility takes partnership and collaboration. In addition to Daniel joining as the new CEO, Oshawa Power has also made significant changes to its leadership team to strengthen the organization’s ability to deliver on its robust goals of transformation and modernization.

Leadership announcements include:

Daniel Arbour, President & Chief Executive Officer

Susanna Beckstead, CA, CPA, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administrative Officer

Mike Weatherbee, Managing Director, Oshawa Power

Doug Proska, P.Eng, Managing Director, EnerFORGE

Maged Yackoub, P.Eng, CTO & Director, Business Transformation

Renee McFarland, Director, People and Culture