Nominated by: Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)
Kathy Lerette, C.E.T, is a Project Leader for the “Breaking Barriers for Women in STEM” initiative led by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OPSE) in partnership with The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) and other partners. She is 35-year engineering and operations professional of the energy industry. Kathy currently serves as Senior Vice President, Business Transformation at Alectra Utilities – the second largest municipally-owned electric utility in North America created through the merger of Enersource, Horizon Utilities, PowerStream and Hydro One Brampton. As a Senior VP, Kathy ensures the successful delivery of any merger integration plans and business transformation – including continuous improvement of organizational effectiveness. Previously, Kathy served as VP Utility Operations for Horizon Utilities, where she oversaw all aspects of Engineering, Construction & Maintenance, and Supply Chain Management divisions. She provided leadership for the continuous improvement culture and initiatives that drove increased levels of performance in Horizon Utilities’ operations. Kathy is also the Vice-Chair of the Electricity Human Resources Canada Board of Directors, and was named a YWCA Women of Distinction for Science, Technology and Trades in 2018.