The holding company that manages the city's electricity distribution and related energy assets is seeking to hire its own CEO.
Guelph Municipal Holdings Incorporated, which manages Guelph Hydro Electricity Systems Inc. (distribution) and Envida (green energy, district energy, electric vehicles etc.) posted an ad with the help of global recruiting firm Odgers Berndtson, indicating the city seeks a full-time chief executive officer to run the company, which manages "selected City of Guelph assets for the purpose of maximizing their revenue potential and strengthening community prosperity."
In its current arrangement, Guelph's chief administrative officer, Ann Pappert, serves as the firm's CEO. The firm's board of directors includes five members of council and the chair of Guelph Hydro Electricity Systems Inc.'s board of directors.
The wanted ad for the job, which can now be found here, says the preferred candidate should be well prepared for working with all three levels of government and other stakeholder groups in town, such as the Guelph Chamber of Commerce or the University of Guelph.
"You will contribute to the vision and strategic direction of Guelph Municipal Holdings, the brand and its commercial culture. You will continually seek out investments and acquisitions that will add value and improve service to the City. Administratively, you’ll set goals and performance standards while managing budgets, staffing, and communication for the organization," the job description posted on the website of a worldwide headhunting firm reads.
The ad does not include information regarding the post's salary or benefits.
Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. may acquire control of the city-owned Guelph Junction Railway in the future, and the company is evaluating whether to also develop parking lots and thermal heating installations in the city.