John Walter, Chief Executive Officer of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), is pleased to appoint Mr. Colin Clark as Vice-President of Canada’s national committee to the International Electrotechnical Commission (CANC/IEC) for a three-year term.
CANC/IEC is responsible for providing strategic advice on Canada’s participation in IEC to safeguard Canadian interests, and identify priorities and emerging issues in the electrotechnical sector. Through CANC/IEC, Canadian stakeholders are afforded an opportunity to participate in IEC standards development and conformity assessment activities.
Mr. Clark is Chief Technical Officer of Brookfield Renewable, where he provides global leadership of all engineering and technical aspects of Brookfield’s generation businesses. He was formerly Executive Vice President of Brookfield Renewable Power, Senior Vice-President, Operations of Brookfield Power (Brascan Power) and President and CEO of Great Lakes Power Limited.
He is also a private sector representative of SCC’s Governing Council; a Director, Vice-President, and Chair of the Governance Committee of the International Hydropower Association; a Founding Life Member, Director, and Past-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Hydropower Association; Chair of the Generation Council and former Director of the Canadian Electricity Association; a founder and former Co-Chair of the Ontario Water Power Association; a former Director of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario; and a member of many other industry associations and advisory bodies. He is the author or co-author of numerous professional papers, articles, presentations, and lectures.
Mr. Clark is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, and a licensed professional engineer in Ontario and British Columbia. He has more than 35 years of experience as an engineer and executive in all areas of electric power utilities operations and development. Mr. Clark has also had responsibility for the design, construction, and evaluation of many electric power generation, transmission, and distribution projects. He was the recipient of the IEEE Canada R. H. Tanner Industry Leadership Medal for 2011, and in 2015 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.
“With more than 30 years of expertise, Colin Clark will be tremendously valuable in supporting Canadian priorities at the IEC. We are delighted to have such a widely respected international leader representing Canada in this capacity.”
John Walter, SCC CEO
Pictured from left to right: Jacques Régis, CANC/IEC President; Colin Clark, CANC-IEC Vice-President; John Walter, SCC CEO; Chantal Guay, SCC Vice-President, Standards and International Relations Branch