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Appointee Biographies

ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD

ROBERT DODDS

Robert Dodds is self-employed as the owner of a company where he provides advisory services and consults on engineering matters. In addition, he is the Executive Director of Mine Development at Red Pine Exploration. Mr. Dodds is a former Senior Executive at Algonquin Power and former CEO and Chairman at Augustine Ventures. His community involvement includes being an active member and serving as former President of the Rotary. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Mr. Dodds holds a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo.

MICHAEL GERARD JANIGAN

Michael Janigan was the special Counsel, Regulatory and Consumer Affairs of the Public Interest Advocacy Center (PIAC) located in Ottawa, Canada. Mr. Janigan was the Executive Director of the Center from 1992 until September of 2012, when he assumed the Special Counsel role, concentrating on energy regulation and general consumer protection. Prior to his engagement with PIAC, Mr. Janigan was a city and regional councillor representing a downtown ward in the City of Ottwaa. Mr. Janigan was born in Ottawa and attended the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario where he obtained both his undergraduate degree in science and his LLB degree. He has also completed an LLM in Competition Law at the University of London. He has been called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is also a member of the State Bar of California. Mr. Janigan has also served as Chair of the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO). Mr. Janigan has taught courses and seminars in consumer protection law and regulation at Carleton University and in the LLM program of Osgoode Hall. He is the author of publications in the telecommunications, energy and other consumer utility fields.

LYNNE ANDERSON

Lynne Anderson worked with the Ontario Energy Board from 2010 to 2017, first as Director of Applications and Regulatory Audit, and most recently as the Vice-President of Applications. Previously, Ms. Anderson was the Chief Regulatory Officer of Hydro Ottawa. She has been a speaker at industry association events on behalf of the Ontario energy Board including the Electricity Distributors Association and CAMPUT: Canada's Energy and Utility Regulators. Ms. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Queen's University.

EMAD ELSAYED

Dr. Emad Elsayed has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector, most recently as a Senior Vice President with Ontario Power Generation Inc. Dr. Elsayed is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Halton Children's Aid Society and the John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area. Dr. Elsayed holds a Bachelor of Science (Cairo University), Master of Engineering (McMaster University), and Doctor of Philosophy (McMaster University) degrees in Civil Engineering, and is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario.

SUSAN FRANK

Susan Frank was Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Officer at Hydro One Inc. from 2005 to May 2015. She is a member of the Toronto Society of Chartered Financial Analysts. Ms. Frank's community involvement includes serving as Chair of the Northlea United Church Board of Trustees and previously served as a board member of the Ontario Energy Association. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Guelph and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Toronto.

RUMINA VELSHI

Rumina Velshi served for five years as a Commission Member of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. She has worked in various capacities at Ontario Hydro and Ontario Power Generation where she was Director, Planning and Control, for the Darlington New Nuclear Project. She is also a former Chairperson with the Employment Insurance Board of Referees. Ms. Velshi's community involvement includes serving as Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the Scientists in School Board of Directors. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree, Master of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.