Sam has more than 35 years of public and private experience in the energy industry. Sam is responsible for Northland’s operations, including gas and electricity management, and is a member of the Executive Office.
Previously Sam was chief Development Officer, where he helped Northland almost triple its operating portfolio from 480 MW at the time of the 2009 Northland merger to 1,329 MW in 2013. He has helped direct Northland’s evolution from a small private enterprise into a large public company. His career has been defined by his ability to integrate technical, financial and governmental factors to deliver successful power projects.
“Finding the right energy opportunities involves not only insight and leadership, but also balancing strategy, creativity and persuasion.”
Sam’s experience includes 18 years at the public utility, Ontario Hydro, where he held a number of senior positions in engineering, system operations, marketing and trading, financial planning, regulatory affairs and the Executive Office.
Sam has played a key role in several important, public and private committees responsible for shaping the energy industry in Ontario. As a member of Ontario Hydro’s Task Force on Change, he was part of the successful restructuring of Ontario Hydro, which was the basis for the transformation of the energy industry in Ontario. In addition, Sam was a member of the Non-Utility Generators (NUG) Advisory Committee, where he represented the private power providers in negotiations with the government, and worked on the successful integration of NUG contracts into a restructured competitive electricity market. He was also a member of the NUG Negotiating Committee, formed to resolve contractual issues between private generators and government interests.