Mr. Butters has been APPrO's president and chief executive officer since April 2004. APPrO is a non-profit advocacy organization representing more than 100 companies involved in the development and operation of commercial electricity generation in Ontario. APPrO members include both investor and publicly owned generation companies producing power from nuclear, hydro-electric, coal, gas, co-generation, wind energy, waste wood and other sources, generating over 95% of the electricity made in Ontario.
Mr. Butters has an extensive background in government relations, corporate and marketing communications and advertising management. He was also Chief of Staff to the Hon. Tom Hockin PC in the Mulroney government.
Prior to joining APPrO he was Vice President, Public Affairs for Hill & Knowlton Canada, with a wide range of energy clients including Bruce Power, TransAlta, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., PetroCanada, Toronto Hydro and Enbridge Gas Distribution, among others.