Mike Martelli


Mike Martelli is Senior Vice President, Hydro Thermal Operations at OPG. He was appointed to his current position in July 2013 and is responsible for leading a team of 1,800 skilled and dedicated employees who operate and maintain OPG’s three operating thermal generating stations, 65 hydroelectric generating stations and 240 dams on 24 river systems. These stations are located across Ontario and have total capacity of over 9,500 MW.

Mike manages OPG’s commercial partnerships with First Nation communities including Lac Seul First Nation and Moose Cree First Nation. The partnerships are partly owned by the First Nation communities and OPG. They demonstrate a successful business model benefiting economic development of local communities and providing clean renewable hydro electricity to Ontario.

Mike joined Ontario Hydro, the predecessor company of OPG, in 1985. Since that time he has held increasingly responsible senior and executive positions both in technical functions and plant operations in Renfrew, Thunder Bay and Niagara Falls. In 2007, he was appointed Plant Group Manager for the Northwest Plant Group and oversaw the safe operation of 11 hydroelectric generating stations. In his recent role, prior to joining SVP – HTO position, he led corporate business transformation initiative.

Mike graduated from University of Waterloo in 1985; he holds a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a director on the board of the Canadian Hydropower Association.

Nicolle Butcher

Nicolle Butcher is the Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Planning at OPG. Nicolle is currently accountable for OPG’s Business Transformation project with the objective of driving OPG to a sustainable cost structure and organization model.

Nicolle has over 20 years of project experience across a wide range of projects including establishing a lease with British Energy for the Bruce Nuclear plant, developing the commercial business case and overseeing the establishment of the commercial organization for the Portlands Energy Centre and driving the advancement of biomass as an alternative fuel for OPG’s coal plants.

Nicolle holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Business Administration and is a Chartered Business Valuator. Nicolle also earned a Certified Project Manager designation from Stanford University.

John McWilliams

Vice President, Energy Operations

As Vice-President, Energy Operations, John McWilliams is responsible for the safe and efficient operations, maintenance of all energy assets for TransCanada. These responsibilities include operations, maintenance, engineering, technical services, safety and environment.

Mr. McWilliams has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of power generation. He joined TransCanada in the summer of 1999 and held the positions of Plant Manager, Ocean State Power, Plant Manager, Castleton, and Director of U.S. Power.

Mr. McWilliams holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

Terry Bennett

PEC Director

As Vice-President, Bruce Power & Joint Ventures, Terry Bennett is responsible for TransCanada’s Canadian Energy Joint Venture portfolio.

Mr. Bennett started his career at TransCanada in 1992 as an economist in Economic Forecasting. Within this department, he held a number of positions before becoming Manager in 1996. He then moved to Power Acquisitions and Business Development, was promoted to Director in 2000 and Vice-President in 2010.

Prior to TransCanada, Mr. Bennett worked at DRI-McGraw-Hill, Dunn & Bradstreet and NOVA Corporation.

Mr. Bennett graduated with a bachelor of arts from the University of Calgary and obtained a master’s degree in economics from Queens University.