On February 1, 2016, Duncan Hawthorne signaled his plans to retire as the President and CEO of Bruce Power following 15 years at the helm of the company. Duncan shared this news early in the process before a formal search commenced as part of his commitment to openness with employees and the community since 2001.
With the recruitment process for a new CEO now underway, Duncan will be retiring as the President and CEO of Bruce Power on April 30, 2016. Duncan has agreed to continue to advise and support Bruce Power during the leadership transition.
While the search progresses, effective March 1, 2016, Kevin Kelly, Bruce Power’s Chief Financial Officer, will assume the additional role of Acting President. Kevin has been with Bruce Power since the company was formed in 2001 and has been responsible for a wide range of functions within the company.
More recently, Kevin was part of the negotiating team that successfully secured a new commercial framework for the Site announced in December, 2015. Kevin’s full biography can be found here. The Bruce Power Board has full confidence in Kevin and the company’s leadership team who will continue to be focused on delivering the operational and investment program for 2016 and beyond.
A tribute to Duncan Hawthorne will be held at the Ripley Community Centre on April 20 in support of the Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey and the Liv A Little Foundation. This event is sold out.