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Orillia Power Generation Corporation Leadership Team

Bob Ripley, B.Sc. Eng., MBA

Board Chair

Bob is a retired engineering and finance professional who has provided engineering design,  systems design, quality assurance, and pension management functions for some of Canada’s  largest corporations. Prior to his retirement Bob was the CFO for the City of Orillia, the  Corporation’s sole shareholder. He joined the Board of Orillia Power in 2018.

Don Robertson, B.Comm., MBA, JD

Vice Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee

Don is a retired investment banker and lawyer with over 25 years of capital markets experience, including governance, risk management, financing, mergers and acquisitions, capital allocation, legal, regulatory, ESG and human resource management expertise. Don has been a Board Member for several private and charitable organizations in the past and has significant experience in the renewable energy sector. He joined the Board of Orillia Power Generation in 2023.

Kirsten Walli, B.A., MBA, CPA, CGA

Director and Chair of the Human Resources Committee

Kirsten is a retired energy and financial professional with over 30 years of experience in the energy and telecom sectors, including corporate governance, regulatory, policy development, eceonomic analysis and strategic planning expertise. She brings extensive knowledge of Ontario’s electricity industry and its regulated environment, as well as board, taskforce and committee engagement. Kirsten joined the Board of Orillia Power Generation in 2024.

Shaun Hinds

President & CEO

Shaun is responsible for the overall stewardship of Orillia Power Generation Corporation providing strategic leadership as the organization strives to enhance and grow Orillia’s sustainable energy assets in support of the community’s Vision and Climate Action Plan.

Prior to joining Orillia Power Generation in 2023, Shaun was Director of Plant Operations with Ontario Power Generation, where he was responsible for the operations and maintenance of the renewable generation stations throughout Southeastern Ontario. With over 30 years experience spanning all aspects of the Electrical, Utility and Power Generation Industry, he began his technical career within the Protection and Control discipline, later growing as a leader and assuming roles of increasing responsibility within a large utility/generation setting. As an Operations leader at the Senior Management, Director and Vice President levels, Shaun’s greatest passion has been for Employee, Public and Operational Safety.