This Division is responsible for consumer protection and industry performance, through the management of the OEB’s codes and rules, the audit of regulated entities, the assessment of utility performance, compliance and enforcement activities. The Division is also responsible for licensing and reporting functions and liaison with the industry.
Brian Hewson joined the Ontario Energy Board in 1991. He was appointed Vice President in November 2016. Prior to his most recent appointment he held the position of Director, Strategic Policy, responsible for developing policy proposals and options for implementing the OEB’s strategic vision for the energy sector, including developing a new regulatory framework focused on performance and planning. Prior to this, as the OEB’s Chief Compliance Officer, Brian developed an integrated compliance program focused on protecting the interests of consumers and ensuring that regulated companies understood and achieved their regulatory obligations. He has also led various taskforces to develop technical codes and standards for the electricity market and electric utility operations.