TORONTO — David Lebeter has been appointed Hydro One’s new president and CEO, the board of directors recently announced.
Lebeter has more than 40 years of experience in the utility and forestry sectors and currently serves as the company’s chief operating officer with responsibility for transmission and distribution including construction, maintenance, vegetation management as well as system operations, asset planning and engineering, a release indicates.
He is also responsible for Hydro One Remote Communities Inc., which serves communities in Ontario’s far north.
Before joining Hydro One, he held executive positions in safety and operations at BC Hydro and in the forest industry.
His appointment is effective Feb. 1 and his transition will be supported by interim president and CEO William Sheffield.
“I am excited to lead this great company and a strong team as we continue to deliver on our strategy of focusing on reliability, safety, customers and Indigenous communities to build a stronger and more prosperous Ontario,” said Lebeter in a statement. “I look forward to further engaging our employees, customers, Indigenous communities, investors and industry partners as we energize life for all Ontarians.”