Rosemarie T. Leclair was appointed Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Energy Board in April 2011.
Ms. Leclair earned a degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Ottawa and became a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1985. She has spent more than 25 years in the broader public sector in senior positions including the City of Ottawa – where she held the position of Deputy City Manager of Public Works and Services for five years. In 2005, Ms. Leclair joined the Hydro Ottawa Group of Companies as its President and CEO until her appointment to the Ontario Energy Board four years ago.
Ms. Leclair has served as a Special Advisor to the Province of Ontario and has held positions on the board of directors for various energy associations, along with United Way/Centraide Ottawa. She was twice named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and was recognized as an Honoured Champion by the United Nations Association in Canada in 2009.