Director of the Board

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Posted On: Nov 8, 2018
Closing Date: May 8, 2019

Director of the Board
Job ID J1118-0157
 
 
Organization: Utilities Kingston 
Job Title: Director of the Board 
Job Type: Contract 
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
 
 
Company Biography
Utilities Kingston is located in Kingston, Ontario, equi-distant from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario and the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) – Kingston is a stunning, historic city that consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston’s 123,363 community-minded citizens enjoy an outstanding quality-of-life enhanced by superb intellectual, recreational and creative opportunities and supported by excellent health care facilities and municipal services, programs and facilities.

Utilities Kingston is unique in Ontario, combining water, wastewater, gas and electrical services and a broadband fibre optics provided in one company under the leadership of a single C.E.O. This shared services delivery model gives Utilities Kingston clear advantages in cost savings and customer service over other utility providers in the province. Utilities Kingston has provided the residents of Kingston with safe and reliable utility services for more than 100 years. 
 
Primary Duties
Kingston Hydro owns the wires, poles, transformers and meters that bring electricity from the provincial electricity transmission grid to 28,000 homes and businesses in Central Kingston, Canadian Forces Base Kingston, and parts of Barriefield Village.

The assets of the corporation are proudly maintained and operated by the employees of Utilities Kingston. Utilities Kingston is unique in Ontario, combining water, wastewater, gas and electrical services and a broadband fibre optics provided in one company under the leadership of a single C.E.O. Utilities Kingston has provided the residents of Kingston with safe and reliable utility services for more than 100 years.

The Kingston Hydro Board provides strategic direction and governance to the corporation. Suitable candidates will possess a strong business, legal and/or financial background supplemented by an understanding of government regulations, ideally in the energy industry. Understanding of the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and other regulatory agencies would be an asset as well as an understanding of the Ontario Business Corporations Act. Prior board experience in the private, public or community sector would be beneficial. 

The Kingston Hydro Board meets approximately eight (8) times per year. The Kingston Hydro board of directors is appointed annually at the Annual Shareholders meeting in June. The directors shall hold office for a term of four years to a maximum of three terms or twelve years. Incumbent directors, if qualified, shall be eligible for re-election.

If you are interested in being a Kingston Hydro board member and be part of a progressive, results-oriented and fiscally responsible Board of Directors – we wish to hear from you.

This position will remain open until it is filled. 
 
Closing Statement
Your resume and/or cover letter must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. 

Accessibility Statement
Appropriate accommodations will be provided as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon request. 

Employment Equity
Utilities Kingston is committed to employment equity and we encourage applications from all designated group members. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the Kingston community.

Utilities Kingston thanks all candidates that apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.