Mr. Thon has held senior positions in the Canadian electricity industry for over 30 years, and has served as AltaLinks President and CEO since 2002. He has been an active member of the Canadian Electricity Association and has served on its Board of Directors since 2004.
Mr. Thon is also a Director on the Board of Alberta Blue Cross, a past Chair of the Bow Valley College Board of Governors and of the United Way of Calgary and serves as a member of the Canadian Athletic Foundation Board of Trustees.
"I look forward to working with fellow directors and staff of CEA at this time of great change for our industry", said Thon. Together we will ensure our industry continues to produce and deliver reliable and safe electricity while assisting our country in charting a greener future for all Canadians.
"I welcome Scott as the new Chair. I know his long experience in the electricity sector, and his tenure on the Board will ensure solid continuity", added Sergio Marchi, President and CEO of CEA. "At the same time, we would like to extend a special thanks to outgoing Chair Anthony Haines, CEO of Toronto Hydro, for the 3 years of exceptional work at the helm of the CEA Board of Directors."