"BC Hydro: Investing in British Columbia's Future" Speaker Series Luncheon
"BC Hydro: Investing in British Columbia's Future"
Speaker Series Luncheon
For more than 50 years, BC Hydro has provided British Columbians with reliable, affordable and clean power. Today, four million customers enjoy the benefits of decades of investment in hydro power, transmission and distribution infrastructure through some of the most challenging terrain in North America.
Join us on March 16th to hear BC Hydro Chairman Brad Bennett speak on:
- BC Hydro’s plan to invest $2 Billion annually for the next decade to maintain and upgrade aging assets as well as develop new power infrastructure
- BC’s proud record of 98% clean energy and some of the lowest electricity rates in North America
- Research and review that led to the Site C project
- Community impact and involvement across BC
- Corporate culture & employee satisfaction (named most influential brand in 2015 by Business Magazine, & No 1 Employer in Canada by Forbes)
With these honors comes the responsibility to maintain the trust and respect of customers and stakeholders. It’s all part of the company's goal to become the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America - smart about power in all they do.
The B.C. provincial government appointed W.J. Brad Bennett, O.B.C., as the chair of BC Hydro on September 30, 2015.
Bennett is President of McIntosh Properties Ltd., a real estate investment and private equity investment company. Bennett has served on a number of public and private company boards and is currently a director of Kal Tire Holdings Ltd., a director of Exchange Income Corp, and a director of Quails' Gate Winery.
He is a director of the UBC Properties Trust and is a trustee of the Fraser Institute. Past public service positions include chair of MITACS, chair of the University of British Columbia, chair of Okanagan University College, chair of Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, co-chair of the Central Okanagan Hospice Campaign, and chair of the Rotary Centre for the Arts Building Committee.
Bennett received an honorary Alumni Award from the University of British Columbia in 2007, was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2010, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of British Columbia in 2011.
Prior to being appointed Chair, Bennett was a director of BC Hydro from January 26, 2012 to September 30, 2015.