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For a complete list of Board Meetings already held see: Board of Directors - Meeting Dates & Attendance



Lance Jefferies - President

Steven Head - Director of Finance

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Board of Directors


Renfrew Hydro Inc. (RHI) has three corporate independent board members.  This conforms to the Affiliate Relationship Code, ARC, whereby at least one-third of its directors must remain independent from Affiliate Boards.  Open, frank and honest discussions are encouraged at all Board and Committee meetings.  Management provides the RHI Board with all the written responses to Board inquires, that are crucial to the successful realization of RHI's corporate goals and objectives. 










Mervyn BeckStead - Director


Merv Beckstead, CPA, CMA, former Chief Administrative Officer of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, and the City of Nepean brings strong leadership, management, and financial skills acquired over 30 years in the municipal sector, and 10 years in the electricity field.  Merv has served on the County of Renfrew’s Compensation Review Committee, the Town of Renfrew’s Sewer & Water Rate Review Committee, the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Board’s Finance Committee, the Perley-Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation Board and was founding president of the Nepean Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society.


Bruce Rozycki - Director


 Bruce Rozycki, who studied Geodetic Sciences at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto, gained a wealth of     management experience over a 36-year career with Enbridge Gas Distribution, retiring as Senior Manager, Reliability   Engineering in 2016.  Bruce’s experience includes managing distribution expansion projects, contracts, operations   including staffing, organizational change, and asset management.  Bruce has actively supported community support   groups including Christie Lake Kids, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, Community Living, and the Enbridge Ride   to Conquer Cancer.  

 John Grant - Director

John S. Grant, B.A., LL.B, K.C., is an accomplished corporate and commercial law practitioner, with over 50 years of experience.  He adds to the Board his significant legal expertise, including in corporate governance matters.  John has the ability to objectively assess situations or circumstances in order to make prudent decisions and sound judgements.

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