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Kenora contractor selected as provincial energy board director

New CEO and board appointments part of restructuring of provincial power rate regulator
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Kenora businessman Gerald Moncrief has been appointed as a director to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).

Moncrief is listed in a July 14 news release as the previous owner and president and vice-president of Moncrief Construction.

The appointments are part of the Ford government's restructuring of the Crown agency that sets electricity rates and the rules for energy companies operating in Ontario.

"Strong leadership will help the OEB better serve individuals and families, allow the provincial regulator to operate more effectively and efficiently, and help ensure that Ontario's energy system remains sustainable and reliable, as was envisioned in the OEB Review Panel," said Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines,

Moncrief was included in the announcement that sees Susanna Zagar appointed as the OEB's new CEO and Lynne Anderson tapped to be new chief commissioner.

Zagar spent 10 years as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board as chief strategy, analytics and people officer, and held executive positions at the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

Anderson was recently a full-time OEB board member, and also served as the OEB's vice-president of applications after serving as Hydro Ottawa's chief regulatory affairs and government relations officer.

Joining Moncrief on the board of directors is former federal deputy minister John Knubley, current president of InnovAction Services; French-language broadcaster Glenn O'Farrell, CEO at the the Ombudservice for Life & Health Insurance; Oakville lawyer and former securities industry executive Marie Oswald; and Allison Duff, a Toronto business consultant and former OEB member.