FortisBC executive leadership
Our leadership team is committed to progressive energy solutions and putting our customers first in our ever-evolving energy environment.
Mr. Dall’Antonia is president and chief executive officer for FortisBC Inc. and FortisBC Energy Inc., overseeing electricity and natural gas business operations. He has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry including senior financial roles with Westcoast Energy prior to joining FortisBC in 2004.
He has been trusted in numerous leadership roles throughout the organization, including executive oversight of customer service and technology, regulatory affairs, strategic planning and corporate development and finance and treasury. He has also served the operation by bringing his skills and experience to energy solutions, business innovation and conservation and energy management.
As a senior executive in the energy industry, Mr. Dall’Antonia serves on the board of directors of the Canadian Gas Association, Canadian Electricity Association and Western Energy Institute. He is a member of the Business Council of BC’s Board of Governors and a board member for both FortisBC companies and Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. He has previously served on the board of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation and Resource Centre.
Mr. Dall’Antonia holds a BBA from Simon Fraser University and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Ms. Drope has spent her career working in human resources and occupational health and safety. Her career has included work in provincial and municipal government, health care and post-secondary education. Ms. Drope joined FortisBC in 2008. In her current role, Ms. Drope is responsible for facilities, fleet services, human resources, labour relations and talent development. In addition, Ms. Drope champions environment, sustainability and safety for FortisBC.
Mr. Leclair has more than 18 years of experience with FortisBC and its predecessor companies, holding leadership roles including director, generation and compression, manager, generation, and manager, engineering. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Athabasca University and a professional engineering designation from the University of Victoria.
Mr. Lorimer brings 20 years of experience in regulated utility finance roles, including vice president, finance and chief financial officer for FortisAlberta and manager, treasury and corporate reporting and manager, financial reporting and treasury for FortisBC and FortisAlberta (and predecessor companies). Previously, he held finance roles including senior manager at Smythe Ratcliffe Chartered Accountants in Vancouver. Mr. Lorimer holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and British Columbia.
Mr. Mazza brings 23 years of experience in the energy industry, including a background in energy supply, operations, engineering, business development, major projects, safety and environmental management, as well as stakeholder and Indigenous relations. Most recently, Mr. Mazza was SVP, operations and engineering at PNG and director, Global Infrastructure Advisory at KPMG. Previously, he spent more than 12 years with FortisBC in successive management roles. He started his career at Husky Energy in an engineering capacity. Mr. Mazza is a professional engineer, holding a B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Royal Roads University.
Ms. Mehrer has more than 16 years of experience in customer service and project management for FortisBC, FortisAlberta and previously in the telecommunications industry. She previously held the position of director, customer service for FortisBC. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria and project management diploma from the University of British Columbia.
Ms. Pratch joined the FortisBC legal department in 2010 and has held the positions of senior counsel, privacy officer, corporate secretary and most recently director of governance and corporate compliance. She holds a law degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Development Studies from Dalhousie University, and is called to the bar in both British Columbia and Alberta.
As vice president of regulatory affairs at FortisBC, Ms. Roy ensures all regulatory applications and strategies are aligned with the future needs of FortisBC and its customers. She successfully moves FortisBC forward with innovative regulatory approaches, and guides investments that support British Columbia’s CleanBC plan. Ms. Roy has 17 years of experience with FortisBC and its predecessor companies, holding leadership roles in both regulatory and finance. Previously she held finance roles with the Overwaitea Food Group, TELUS and Deloitte and Touche. Ms. Roy holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. She is active in both the Northwest Gas Association and the Canadian Gas Association.
Mr. Sam has worked in the energy industry since 1989 and for FortisBC and its predecessors since 2003. He has operated in a variety of engineering, planning, operations and senior management roles in both electricity and gas utilities. Mr. Sam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Business Administration from Queens University.
Mr. Slater joined the FortisBC family in 2010 and has led various parts of the business, including labour and employee relations, disability management, pensions, FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. and regulatory affairs. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Victoria, a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from UBC and is a Registered Professional Forester, a Chartered Professional Accountant as well as a Certified Human Resources Professional.