Eleanor Clitheroe

Episode Air Date: Jun 25, 2008

Season 1 - Episode 3

Eleanor Clitheroe is President of Prison Fellowship Canada and is ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada. She was named National Post's Top Business Woman of the Year in 2002, and a Chatelaine Woman of Influence in 2002. Born in Montreal Quebec, she now resides in St. Catharines with her husband and two children. She is Chancellor Emerita of the University of Western Ontario, is counsel with the law firm of Gauthier and Associates and has served as a Director of many organizations. Her current directorships include Canadian Friends of the École Biblique, Niigon Technologies, Opportunity International Canada, Sanctuary, Media Voice Generation and Canadian Green Power. She has sat on the Boards of Suncor, Inco, TD Canada Trust, Alcan and Dofasco. She has also sat on the boards of St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, St. Michael's Hospital, St. Mary's University Faculty of Management Advisory Board, McGill Advisory Board, Federal Standards Advisory Board, Ontario Business Advisory Council, Wildlife Preservation Trust, and Institute of Sustainable Development. Ms. Clitheroe was, from 1998 to 2002, Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of Hydro One, the transmission and distribution system for electricity in Ontario. She turned around the energy company following the break up of Ontario Hydro and created a $10 billion company, with profits of $350 million, positioning it for competition in the North American marketplace. From 1993 to 1998, she was the CFO of Ontario Hydro and Managing Director, Corporate Services (Human Resources, IT and Administration), Retail Research and International Operations. Between 1981 and 1989, she held a variety of positions with CIBC, including Vice President, Corporate Treasury. She served as Assistant and Deputy Minister of Finance with the Province of Ontario, 1989 and 1993. She articled at Tory, Tory Deslauriers and Binnington. She speaks widely on matters of sailing, ethics, business and her faith. She taught Ethics courses at the university. She has taught Advanced Sailing and Navigation for Humber College and the Canadian Yachting Association and scuba diving under National Association of Underwater Instructors.

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