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The IESO President and CEO and Leadership Team are responsible for implementing the strategic direction and initiatives for the organization in keeping with its statutory objectives. They also provide advice and recommendations to the IESO Board of Directors.

Margaret Kelch, Director

Margaret Kelch, DirectorMargaret Kelch was appointed to the IESO Board of Directors on January 1, 2015. Prior to that, she served on the former IESO’s board since November 22, 2013. She is also Chair of the board’s Human Resources and Governance Committee.

Ms. Kelch also serves on the board of DST Consulting Engineers, where she is Chair of the Human Resources and Governance Committee. She was on the board of the Electrical Safety Authority for nine years (2004- 2013); Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Incorporated for two years (2011-2013); and the national and Ontario boards of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, completing her term in 2015 after 10 years of service.

Ms. Kelch held senior executive positions in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, President of Canadian Highways Management Corporation and Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Highways International Corporation (builder of Hwy 407ETR). She has also held several Assistant Deputy Minister positions in the Ontario Public Service, including Secretary of Policy and Priorities Board and Registrar of Motor Vehicles for Ontario.

Ms. Kelch is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D (Certified Director) designation.