Paul Murphy

Board Chair, Advisory Board 
Advanced Energy Centre,
MaRS Discovery District 

Paul has been involved with the planning and operation of the Ontario and North American electric system for over 35 years and is currently Chair of MaRS Advanced Energy Centre’s Advisory Board. The Advanced Energy Centre was established as a groundbreaking public-private partnership focused on driving economic growth and sustainable job creation by helping to deploy leading technologies at home and exporting our energy technology and expertise to international markets. In 2018, Paul chaired the Ontario Energy Board’s Advisory Committee on Innovation, identifying actions that the regulator can take that will support and enable cost-effective innovation, grid modernization and consumer choice. Paul has served on the Board of Whitby Hydro, since 2014. Prior to this, Paul was President and CEO of IESO responsible for directing the reliable operation of the Ontario power system and for administering the competitive electricity market. While with the IESO, Paul was the founding Chair of the Ontario Smart Grid Forum. Paul has a BSc in Applied Science from Queen’s University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.