David Butters

David Butters

President & CEO, Association of Power Producers of Ontario

David Butters has been APPrO’s president and chief executive officer since
April 2004. 

Mr. Butters has an extensive background in government relations, and corporate
and advertising communications. He was 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.

He currently sits on the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator’s
Stakeholder Advisory Committee, representing Ontario generators.

Mr. Butters is a graduate of York University in Toronto.

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.