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Heather Ferguson

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member

Professional affiliation

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Ontario Power Generation (OPG)

Full Biography

As OPG’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Heather Ferguson is responsible for all stakeholder, public and media outreach, government relations, Indigenous relations, and branding activities in support of OPG business goals.

Heather has more than twenty years’ experience in the resource development, energy, and electricity sectors, which includes OPG’s VP of New Business Ventures & Electrification, VP of Environment, and Director of the Hydro Business Development Group. In these roles, she was instrumental in creating OPG’s electrification development group as well as assembling the company’s new nuclear team working to advance small modular nuclear reactors. As the hydro business development lead, Heather and her team successfully built northern power projects in partnership with Indigenous communities.  She also worked previously in the Calgary office of Golder Associates supporting clients from the mining and oil & gas sectors. 

Heather also currently serves as a Director on the Boards of Atura Power, the Canadian Nuclear Association, and the Council of Great Lakes Region.  She holds an undergraduate and Master's degree in Science from Queen's University, as well as an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.