Enmax is on the seek for a brand new president and CEO simply 18 months after naming Wayne O’Connor to the function.
On Wednesday, the facility utility introduced the departure of O’Connor and the appointment of Charles Ruigrok changing him within the interim.
The departure was described as “mutually agreed” in a press release.
“Since becoming a member of ENMAX in 2020, Wayne superior ENMAX’s long run technique and commitments, oversaw the mixing of Versant Energy and navigated our group by the COVID-19 pandemic,” mentioned Greg Melchin, Enmax board chair, in an announcement.
Ruigrok beforehand held the interim president and CEO function between the departure of Gary Holden in January 2011 and the hiring of Gianna Manes in April 2012.
“As we transfer forward, Charles will capably lead our skilled govt group, and collectively, they may stay centered on supporting the gifted individuals of ENMAX and Versant Energy, offering secure, dependable service to our clients in Alberta and Maine, and producing worth for our shareholder, the Metropolis of Calgary,” Melclhin mentioned.
O’Connor, a local of Brooks, Alta., and graduate of the College of Lethbridge, was beforehand the president and CEO of Nova Scotia Energy, an entirely owned subsidiary of Emera. He held that place when Enmax completed the purchase of Emera’s energy utility operations in Maine.
Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek mentioned she additionally heard O’Connor’s departure was “mutually agreeable” within the days following the municipal election.
“We’ll look ahead to an replace on that,” she instructed reporters Monday.
Enmax’s board has begun a seek for O’Connor’s successor.
Manes’ tenure of eight years was certainly one of main the Calgary utility by “a interval of change in Alberta’s electrical energy trade and a difficult financial atmosphere,” a release issued at the time said.
Holden’s departure was amid controversy of the previous Enmax chief govt accepting a visit to Monaco paid for by an organization vendor, internet hosting company-funded events in his house that includes Canadian rock stars, and issuing a five-page memo warning staff about leaking info to the media.
— with information from Reuters
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