Here’s everything you need to know about Hydro Ottawa’s new CEO, Bryce Conrad (pictured right), courtesy of the city-owned utility:
With over ten years of executive and senior management experience with the Government of Canada, Bryce Conrad has earned a reputation as one of the top performing executives in Canada’s civil service. Having negotiated complex agreements between the federal government and provinces, territories and municipalities, and managed many billions of dollars worth of capital projects and infrastructure, he is regarded as a prudent financial manager, a skilled negotiator, and an action-oriented executive with strong business and people skills.
Mr. Conrad currently serves as Assistant Deputy Minister – Program Operations at Infrastructure Canada, where he recently managed the implementation of the $4 billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, overseeing the selection and management of 4,000 projects that created more than $10 billion in economic activity. He was also responsible for the oversight and administration of the Building Canada Fund, the Green Infrastructure Fund and the Gas Tax agreements with provinces and municipalities.
Mr. Conrad has risen quickly through the executive ranks in the federal government. He has previously served in executive and senior roles at Infrastructure Canada, Transport Canada, Treasury Board Secretariat, and Human Resources Development Canada, with responsibilities including Highways and Borders, Surface Infrastructure Programs, Expenditure Management Review, and Cabinet and Parliamentary Affairs. He has managed a wide range of programs and infrastructure investments, led large and complex organizations, and provided advice to deputy ministers, ministers, cabinet committees, and cabinet.
Mr. Conrad is fluently bilingual, and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queens University, a Master of Public Administration from Carleton University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.