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The IESO President and CEO and Leadership Team are responsible for implementing the strategic direction and initiatives for the organization in keeping with its statutory objectives. They also provide advice and recommendations to the IESO Board of Directors.

Margaret Kelch, Director

Margaret Kelch, Director

Margaret Kelch is chair of the IESO’s Human Resources and Governance Committee.

Ms. Kelch has held senior executive positions in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, serving as president and CEO of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, president of the Canadian Highways Management Corporation and COO of Canadian Highways International Corporation, builder of Highway 407 ETR. She also held several senior Assistant Deputy Minister roles at the Ministry of Transportation and secretary of the Policy and Priorities Board of Cabinet.

Ms. Kelch has extensive governance experience, having served on the boards of DST Consulting Engineers, the Electrical Safety Authority and Guelph Hydro, as well as both the National and Ontario boards of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Western Ontario and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D designation.