Carolyn Calwell appointed chief of corporate services and general counsel at Ontario Energy Board

Calwell embraces the opportunity to be part of the energy regulator's transformation plan

Carolyn Calwell appointed chief of corporate services and general counsel at Ontario Energy Board
Carolyn Calwell

Ontario Energy Board has appointed Carolyn Calwell as chief of corporate services and general counsel, effective April 26. In her new role, Calwell has accountability for HR, finance, public affairs, legal, information technology, facilities and strategic policy at the OEB – Ontario’s independent regulator of the electricity and natural gas sectors.

Calwell brings a wealth of experience from the energy sector, having previously worked as assistant deputy minister, strategic, network and agency policy division at the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines. Her other past experience includes a stint as legal director at the ministries of energy, economic development and growth, research, innovation and science, and infrastructure. 

“The transformation that the OEB is going through is exciting and provides the opportunity to do great work across the organization. I wanted to be a part of that,” says Calwell. “I’ve been in the energy sector for some time, but the perspective of the regulator is new to me, and I’m excited about understanding that better and developing a sophisticated appreciation of the role of the regulator and how it serves the sector.”

Calwell plans to lead the nine-person legal department in serving the OEB effectively as the regulator builds a strong foundation to be a top quartile regulator.

“I want the legal team to be a top tier legal team, serving its regulator client,” says Calwell.

Calwell has an Honours B.A. in Geography & Politics from Queen’s University and she earned her LL.B at Osgoode Hall.

The OEB’s five-year strategic modernization plan includes enhancing transparency and accountability, and delivering value for the people of Ontario.

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