Aleck joined StrategyCorp in 2015, following a successful seven year turn at the Ontario Energy Board. As Chief Operating Officer, Aleck helped to lead the OEB through a period of considerable change in its governance, processes and approach to regulation. During 2014, Aleck led the OEB’s review of TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project, including the consultations with communities and First Nations across northern and eastern Ontario. Aleck’s experience as a senior executive and advisor in both a leading regulatory agency and the private sector has provided him with a broad and unique perspective on the energy sector and a deep understanding of energy regulation, including rates, licensing, compliance, infrastructure approvals, stakeholder engagement, and policy development.
Prior to joining the OEB, Aleck was Senior Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs for Direct Energy, overseeing the development of a strong regulatory, government affairs and compliance team for all of Direct Energy’s North American operations and managing the regulatory proceedings for major acquisitions in the energy sector in both the United States and Canada. He was seconded from Direct Energy in 2005 to head the regulatory team at Centrica plc, during a period of major change in the UK energy sector.
Aleck holds an LL.M (Hons) from Yale Law School and an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Toronto Law School, and attained a BA (Hons) in Jurisprudence from Oxford University. He has served on a number of public advisory groups, including the Ontario Market Design Committee, the Technical Panel of the Ontario IESO, and the Smart Grid Forum. Aleck is a frequent speaker on energy regulation and public policy and a Member of the Ontario Bar.