We are Ontario’s independent regulator of the electricity and natural gas sectors. We protect consumers and make decisions that serve the public interest. Our goal is to promote a sustainable and efficient energy sector, for today and tomorrow. We are an independent entity with a Board of Directors, a Chief Executive Officer and Commissioners led by a Chief Commissioner. 

October 1, 2020 – Effective today, the Ontario Energy Board’s (OEB) new governance structure takes effect, with the following new leadership:

  • A new Board of Directors, led by Richard Dicerni as Chair.  Rounding out the Board of Directors are:  John Knubley, Gerald Moncrief, Glenn O’Farrell and Marie Oswald.
  • Susanna Zagar, our new Chief Executive Officer.
  • Lynne Anderson, the OEB’s new Chief Commissioner.

In addition, Allison Duff and Pankaj Sardana join Robert Dodds, Emad Elsayed and Michael Janigan as Commissioners.

How we’re structured

Our Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Commissioners are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

The Board of Directors oversees the management of the OEB’s business and affairs, and is responsible for the governance of the OEB. The Chair of the Board of Directors is accountable to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines for the effective delivery of the OEB’s mandate and for ensuring the independence of decision-making by Commissioners and others that carry out the OEB’s adjudication work. An Adjudication Committee of the Board of Directors receives information from the Chief Commissioner on the efficiency and timeliness of our adjudication work, and reports that information to the Board of Directors.

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the efficient and effective management and operations of the OEB, leading the executive team in implementing the OEB’s operations and in developing, implementing and reporting to the Board of Directors on the OEB’s operations. The Chief Executive Officer is also tasked with making electricity Codes and natural gas Rules that govern the operations of many of the entities that we regulate. The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board of Directors.

The Chief Commissioner is responsible for ensuring the efficiency and timeliness of the OEB’s adjudication work, assigning Commissioners to preside over hearings and making Rules of Practice and Procedure that govern the hearing process. The Chief Commissioner reports to the Chief Executive Officer on the efficiency and timeliness of our adjudication work.

Commissioners are responsible for making independent decisions on applications and other hearing matters that come before the OEB and to which they are assigned by the Chief Commissioner.

The Market Surveillance Panel  is also part of the OEB. It’s role is to monitor, investigate and report on activities related to – and behaviour in – the wholesale electricity markets administered by the Independent Electricity System Operator.