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CHRO Megan Telford given expanded mandate, new title at Hydro One

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April 13, 2023
By Talent Canada

Megan Telford. Photo: LinkedIn

Hydro One’s chief human resources officer has been given a new, expanded mandate. Megan Telford’s new title is EVP, strategy, energy transition, human resources and safety.

In this role, Telford will have responsibility for corporate strategy and energy transition, along with key strategic supporting functions including planning, partnerships, Indigenous relations, sustainability, corporate affairs, human resources and health and safety.

“Telford is a highly regarded and passionate business leader with a reputation for bringing a strategic and innovation lens to her portfolios and has a long track record of building trust and strong partnerships,” Hydro One said in a press release announcing the change.

Telford was previously the CHRO at the company. In 2022, Telford assumed responsibility for the health, safety and environment teams and interim responsibility for the corporate affairs and customer care teams.


Before joining Hydro One in 2020, Telford held increasingly senior positions at Toronto Dominion (TD) Bank. Telford holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations from McMaster University, a Master of Industrial Relations and Juris Doctor from Queen’s University.

Other appointments

The changes are part of executive level promotions and new mandates announced at Hydro One. Teri French has been appointed EVP, Operations and Customer Experience and Andrew Spencer has been appointed EVP, Capital Portfolio Delivery. Chris Lopez has a new expanded mandate and is now EVP, Chief Financial and Regulatory Officer.

“Both Teri and Andrew are seasoned operations executives with deep expertise and proven track records for delivering results, improving safety and driving exceptional customer service. Confirming our focus on operations and elevating our transmission capital work to the leadership team will ensure we are ready to meet our commitments to customers now and into the future,” said David Lebeter, President and CEO, Hydro One.

“Having a new role under Megan focusing on the energy transition along with its key enablers such as people, policy, planning and partnerships, will help us to continue to partner with government, Indigenous communities, stakeholders, and large customers to shape Hydro One’s strategy and drive positive change for all Ontarians. Chris Lopez is an industry leading CFO, and aligning the management of our regulatory practices under Chris ensures we will continue to have the highest level of oversight and direction, which is essential to our success. These appointments are an important first step in evolving our structure and we will continue to invest in our people to ensure we are well positioned for the future.”

About Hydro One

Hydro One Limited, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is Ontario’s largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with approximately 1.5 million customers, about $31.5 billion in assets as at December 31, 2022, and annual revenues in 2022 of approximately $7.8 billion.

Its team of 9,300 skilled and dedicated employees build and maintain a safe and reliable electricity system which is essential to supporting strong and successful communities. In 2022, Hydro One invested approximately $2.1 billion in its transmission and distribution networks, and supported the economy through buying approximately $1.9 billion of goods and services.

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