With over 30 years of industry experience in the energy sector, Chris White holds the position of President and CEO of ERTH Corporation. Chris has played a major role in the creation of ERTH Power through the merger of ten Ontario-based electric utilities and most recently, leading the ERTH team through the merger with Goderich Hydro in 2018, while building on the valued partnerships established with our communities.
Chris’s inspiring career began in 1988 as an Apprentice Powerline Technician with Ingersoll PUC (now ERTH Power Corporation). Over the years, Chris has held various supervisory, management, senior management and executive positions within the organization and in 2010 became President of the regulated utility, ERTH Power Corporation, serving the interests of nine municipal shareholders. In 2013, Chris added Chief Operating Officer of ERTH Corporation to his list of responsibilities.
Chris was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of ERTH Corporation in 2016. In this role, Chris has been an active leader in the electricity sector, sitting on various committees, boards, and associations, including serving as the Chair of the Electricity Distributors Association in 2021. Chris’ commitment to evolving the traditional utility business was recognized when he was honoured as one of Canada’s 2021 Clean50 award winners and the Clean16 leader in the Traditional Energy & Generation category.
Chris is a graduate of the Electrical Engineering Technician program at Fanshawe College and has completed his Executive Leadership Development Certificate from the Richard Ivey School of Business; a Masters Certificate in Energy Sector Leadership from York University; and Competitive Decision Making Certificate from Harvard Business School