Bob Heggie, Chief ExecutiveMr. Heggie was appointed chief executive of the Alberta Utilities Commission in 2008, the Commission's inaugural year. He is responsible for leading the implementation of overall organizational strategy and day-to-day operations to ensure achievement of the AUC’s organizational objectives. Mr. Heggie’s career has given him experience in a broad range of utility matters including proceedings dealing with deregulation of the gas and electric industries. Prior to his appointment he was an executive manager with the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, an associate general counsel for the former ERCB and spent several years with a private law firm in Calgary.
Doug Larder, QC, General Counsel and Executive Director, LawMr. Larder is the AUC’s general counsel and executive director of the Law Division. His primary responsibility is to ensure that the Commission receives sound legal advice and representation in all areas of the Commission’s operations. Mr. Larder joined the Commission’s predecessor, the Alberta Energy and Utility Board in 1997. He was in private practice prior to that.
Blair Miller, Executive Director, Rates
Mr. Miller is the executive director of the Rates Division, which directly supports the Commission's determination of just and reasonable rates, tariffs and tolls for utility service, including natural gas and electric distribution, transmission and regulated retail utilities, as well as water utilities, that fall under the jurisdiction of the AUC.
Mr. Miller, a certified management accountant, has worked in financial analysis in Alberta's utilities sector for more than a decade and joined the AUC as regulatory specialist in 2011. Subsequently Mr. Miller became responsible for overseeing the AUC's rates work in electric and natural gas distribution. Mr. Miller became executive director of rates in 2015 after working closely on the development and implementation of performance-based regulation, as well as numerous cost-of-service proceedings including full general rate applications.
Fino Tiberi, Executive Director, Market Oversight and EnforcementMr. Tiberi accepted the executive director role with the AUC on January 1, 2008 and will be responsible for developing and implementing AUC rules using a consultative process with stakeholders. During his six years at the EUB, Mr. Tiberi managed such projects as the establishment of service quality standards and reporting requirements for the regulated electric and natural gas utilities and the development and implementation of the Tariff Billing Code. Mr. Tiberi and the Market Oversight and Enforcement Division will use their consultative skills and extensive industry experience and knowledge to ensure equitable rules are in place to support the functioning of a competitive retail electric and natural gas market in Alberta.
Jim Van Horne, Executive Director, Corporate ServicesMr. Van Horne leads the delivery of corporate services for the AUC. In this role Mr. Van Horne is accountable for the strategic direction and operational performance of the AUC’s information technology, human resources, finance and support services functions. Mr. Van Horne joined the AUC in 2008 and brings more than twenty years of financial and organizational leadership experience to this role.
Wade Vienneau, Executive Director, FacilitiesMr. Vienneau is the executive director of the Facilities Division which focuses on ensuring facilities are built, operated and decommissioned in the public interest. Mr. Vienneau has over thirty years of management, supervisory and technical experience in regulated utility and non-utility environments. He was exposed to a variety of utility applications with over 12 years at the EUB, and led and provided advice with respect to complex rate and facility matters.