Our senior leadership team brings together the perspectives and experiences of many fields.
Get to know the team and learn about their qualifications here. 

 Ian Miles, President & CEO

Ian MilesIan Miles has been at the helm of Energy+ Inc. since August 2012.  Ian has over 25 years of experience in leading organizations through complex business and financial transformations in the utility and telecommunications industries, including his role as Chief Financial Officer at Guelph Hydro Inc. 

Ian has a Masters of Business Administration degree and a Chartered Director designation from The Directors College (a joint venture between The Conference Board of Canada and McMaster University).  Ian serves as Chair of the Board of Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

 Jeff Brown, Vice-President, Operations

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown joined Energy+ Inc. in 2002.  As the Vice President, Operations Jeff leads a team of approximately forty five (45) staff in the areas of Operations, including Construction, Maintenance and Power Outage Response, Purchasing, Stores, Locates and Fleet Management.  In November 2014, the Management effectively doubled its service territory with the purchase of the former Brant County Power Inc. and continues to maintain an Operations facility and Operations' crew located in Brant County.

Jeff has over 36 years of electrical industry experience in Ontario and Western Canada, holding various positions in engineering design, system planning, construction, and utility operations.

Jeff is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

 Jane Hale-McDonald, Vice-President, Human Resources

Jane Hale-McDonaldJane Hale-McDonald joined Energy+ Inc. in December 1994.  Jane is an Executive HR Professional certified in corporate and employee development in unionized work environments.  Jane provides leadership oversight to many areas of the business including labour relations, compensation, strategic and succession planning, employment and career development, training, environmental health, safety and privacy. 

Jane has over 25 years in the energy sector, and over 10 years in private, manufacturing and public service industries.  Jane has completed her CHRL, Masters Certificate in Energy Sector Leadership, Schulich School of Business, York University, and Executive Master's Program and Mediation Certification through the University of Waterloo.  Jane is currently enrolled in the Chartered Directors Program, McMaster University. 

Jane has received the Woman of Distinction Award, for Education, Training and Professional Development and Volunteer of the Year Award for her service within the Waterloo Region.

 Sarah Hughes, Chief Financial Officer

Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes joined Energy+ Inc. in February 2013.  In her role as Chief Financial Officer, Sarah provides leadership oversight to many areas of the business including accounting and financial reporting, business planning and budgeting, regulatory affairs, treasury and enterprise financial risk management. 

Sarah is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 25 years of experience, including 15 years in the energy sector, as well as the broadcasting, telecommunications, and financial services industries.  Prior to joining Energy+ Inc., Sarah was Vice President, Finance at Horizon Utilities Corporation. 

Sarah has a Masters of Accounting and Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo, Ontario and obtained her Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from The Directors College (a joint venture between The Conference Board of Canada and McMaster University) in 2016.

 Paul Martinello, Vice-President, Information Technology Services

Paul Martinello

Paul Martinello joined Energy+ Inc. in January 2013.  In his role as Vice President, IT Services, Paul provides leadership oversight to all aspects of the information technology services provided to the organization.  This includes providing input on strategic direction, IT business planning and budgeting, cyber security, capital planning, infrastructure architecture direction, software architecture oversight, IT risk management and technical project oversight. 

Paul has over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology services business, including 6 years in the energy sector as well telecommunications, corporate security and financial services sectors. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration degree from McMaster University.  Paul attended the Queen's University Executive Programme and the MIT Technology Leadership Program.

 Barbara Shortreed, Vice-President, Customer Care & Communications

Barbara Shortreed

Barbara Shortreed joined Energy+ Inc. in November 1994.  In her present role, as Vice President, Customer Care and Communications, Barbara is committed to delivering excellence through the Customer Care, Collections, Billing/Settlement and Communications teams.  An enthusiastic leader and change agent, she influences and inspires strategic and business planning processes to benefit Energy+ customers, communities and shareholders. 

Barbara has 35 years of experience, both in the Ontario energy sector, as well as private and public-sector experience in communications, marketing and the financial services industry.

Barbara holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from McMaster University, a Master's Certificate in Energy Leadership through the Schulich School of Business, York University and completed the Queen's Executive Leadership Program, Queen's University. 

Barbara is an active member and contributor at the EDA Communicator Council, the GridSmartCity Co-operative Communications Committee and a passionate volunteer at community events.

 Ron Sinclair, Vice-President, Engineering

Ron SinclairRon Sinclair joined Energy+ Inc. in May 1988.  In his role as Vice President, Engineering,
Ron provides leadership oversight to many areas of the business including engineering design/standards, asset management, Electrical Safety Authority compliance, control room operations and transformer station ownership.  Ron is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience. 

Ron has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Electrical) from the University of Waterloo, Ontario.