Greater Sudbury Utilities Welcomes New Vice President of Corporate Services
City of Greater Sudbury General Manager of Assets and Finance / Chief Financial Officer Lorella Hayes has accepted the position of Vice President of Corporate Services with Greater Sudbury Utilities Inc. (GSU) and will begin a transition period in November, 2015. Hayes brings with her 10 years experience as the administrative head of the city’s finances and municipal budget, as part of the city’s senior management team.
“As the shareholder of Greater Sudbury Utilities, the City of Greater Sudbury is very pleased that Lorella Hayes has accepted this opportunity and that her considerable expertise remains within the municipality,” said interim Chief Administrative Officer Kevin Fowke. “We sincerely appreciate the tremendous contributions Lorella has made to the City of Greater Sudbury and we wish her continued success.”
"We welcome Ms. Hayes to Greater Sudbury Utilities as VP Corporate Services," said Mark Signoretti, Chair of the GSU Board of Directors. "This is an opportunity to utilize Lorella's knowledge and experience to further serve our customers, our shareholder and our community. We think she'll be a great asset and a great fit."
The City of Greater Sudbury is working with employees to develop a transition plan for leadership and structure under the portfolio held by Hayes, including finance, assets and Greater Sudbury Transit, until a permanent replacement can be found. It is anticipated an interim reporting structure will be brought to Greater Sudbury Council for consideration by November 9.
As the GSU Vice President of Corporate Services, Hayes will be responsible for the leadership, strategy and planning of the corporation’s business functions in the areas of finance, accounting, regulatory, customer service and data management, and material management. She replaces Nancy Whissell, who announced earlier this year that she will retire at the end of December.
GSU Inc. is a diversified, community-owned company focused on excellence, innovation and growth. The group of companies, which include Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc., Agilis Networks, @home Energy and Convergen, provide leadership in energy distribution, conservation and alternative generation as well as leading-edge telecommunications technologies and services. GSU has one shareholder, the City of Greater Sudbury.