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Our Senior Leadership Team

Learn more about the experienced men and women who comprise Atura Power's senior leadership team.

Senior Leadership Team

President and Chief Executive Officer

Shelley BabinShelley is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Atura Power. A strategic and visionary leader, she heads a dedicated team of about 150 employees in the safe and reliable operation of Ontario’s largest fleet of combined cycle natural gas turbine powerplants, and the development of low-carbon hydrogen production and battery energy storage centres.

Prior to her appointment at Atura Power, Shelley was Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Chief Legal and Ethics Officer, and led the company’s Environment, Social and Governance work. In 2021, under her leadership, OPG’s Law Division was named the Energy and Resources Law Department of the Year by the Canadian Law Awards, and Shelley was awarded Tomorrow’s Leader by the Canadian General Counsel Awards in 2018. She practised commercial litigation at a large national Bay Street law firm prior to joining OPG.

Shelley earned an LLB from the University of Windsor and a BBA at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Shelley holds her ICD.D designation and sits on the board of Global First Power, a joint venture between OPG and Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation with a mandate to construct and operate a small modular nuclear reactor in Ontario. While practicing law, Shelley was an active volunteer at the Pro Bono Ontario Free Legal Advice Hotline and a member of the Lawyers for Possibility Fundraising Cabinet for the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

During her personal time, Shelley enjoys spending time with her husband and two children on the lake and ski hill.

Director of Operations

Paul BAs Director of Operations, Paul is responsible for the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of Atura Power’s fleet of combined cycle plants.

His 29 years of global experience in the power generation industry includes engineering, construction, commissioning, operations, equipment integrity, and project management.

Paul graduated with a bachelor of Engineering and Management from McMaster University and is a Professional Engineer licenced in Ontario.

Plant Manager, Halton Hills Generating Station

Neil FinnertyNeil Finnerty is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of Halton Hills Generating Station; a 683 MW station, providing reliable support to the Ontario electrical system.

Previous to working at Halton Hills, Neil managed the Brighton Beach Power facility in Windsor, Ontario. Initially joining the Operations group to assist with commissioning, Neil progressed through various positions at Brighton Beach and led the station through its integration into the Atura Power fleet. Prior to Brighton Beach, he worked in Northern Ontario in power generation and the mining industry.

Neil has a First Class Power Engineering Certification as well as a B.Sc. (Hon) from Carleton University.

Plant Manager, Napanee Generating Station

Tom Fletcher

As plant manager, Tom Fletcher is responsible for leading and managing the 900Mw Napanee Generating facility.

He began his career as an apprentice with Scottish Power and has experience in 3 major industries: Power Generation, Electronics manufacturing, and Automotive Manufacturing.

Tom joined TransCanada in 2009 as an EI&C technician at Halton Hills Generating Station, a combined cycle plant west of Toronto. In 2014, after a brief spell with TransCanada strategy and planning group, Tom was promoted to maintenance manager at Portlands Energy Centre.

In November 2016 he returned to Halton Hills GS to manage the maintenance team and solar operations before assuming role of plant manager in June 2018.

His most recent appointment at Atura’s Napanee Generating Station began in April 2022.

Tom has a Scotvec National Award in Electronic engineering and completed a project management program with honours at Humber college.

At home, Tom enjoys listening to music, trail walking with Wife Maria and visiting family in Toronto and Scotland.

Director, Hydrogen Business Development

Kelly is responsible for business development as well as project development and execution for Atura Power’s hydrogen business.

Kelly has more than 17 years of direct experience in advanced water treatment technologies and clean energy solutions.

Prior to joining Atura Power, Kelly was a member of the senior leadership team with Seven Seas Water, where she oversaw the business development teams of Seven Seas and subsidiary AUC Group and managed the mergers and acquisitions activities of Seven Seas. Prior to Seven Seas, Kelly worked as a Field Engineer for GE Power & Water and Zenon Environmental.

Kelly is a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Nova Scotia and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering degree from Queen’s University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. 

General Counsel

David Houghton headshotAs General Counsel and a member of the Senior Leadership Team, David provides strategic legal advice to Atura Power’s management on all aspects of the company’s business and directs Atura Power’s legal team in achieving its strategic and business plan objectives.

David joined Atura Power in April 2023 from Siemens Canada, where he spent more than 10 years providing legal services to diverse and complex product, service, software and project businesses in the energy, industrial and healthcare fields.

David completed his Juris Doctor (JD) in common law at the University of Ottawa before articling at Gowling WLG.

Outside of work, David enjoys spending time with his wife and two children in various travel, sports, music, and leisure activities.

Director, Asset Management


Kyle Johnstone

As Director, Asset Management, Kyle is responsible for strategic and cost effective engineering, project execution, and environmental, health & safety support for Atura Power’s fleet of combined cycle power plants.

He has spent his career in the energy and power generation industries with experience in engineering, construction, commissioning, operations, and project management.

Kyle graduated with a BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is a Professional Engineer licensed in Ontario.

In his free time Kyle enjoys traveling and hiking with his wife and their two children.

Manager, Human Resources & Stakeholder Relations


RhaeAnne Naphan imageRhae Anne Naphan joined Atura Power as Manager of Human Resources & Stakeholder Relations in October 2019. A seasoned, strategic HR leader with over two decades of HR experience, she oversees the company’s HR, benefits, labour relations, and communications functions.

Prior to joining Atura Power, Rhae Anne served as a Director of HR at Ontario Power Generation, supporting the Hydro/Thermal Senior Leadership Team. In this role she was responsible for leading a team of HR professionals located across the province. Among other accomplishments she negotiated and led the joint Management-Union team that implemented the successful, multi year, process to convert/lay up the coal fired generating stations in the province that impacted over 1,500 employees.

Over her career Rhae Anne has been responsible for the key strategic imperatives of Health & Safety, Succession & Talent Management, Learning & Development, Wellness and Total Rewards. She was involved in the preparation and strategy development for three rounds of complex collective agreement negotiations, as well as being OPG’s lead for the internal dispute resolution process and mediations/arbitrations for a union consisting of 3,000 employees. Prior to moving into HR, Rhae Anne was a Facility Manager with responsibilities for printing, mailing, graphics/communications, office equipment and executive services, where she looked to continuously improve the service level and cost of delivery.

Prior to joining OPG, Rhae Anne was a Branch Manager in the Banking and Finance Industry.

She was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, before receiving her honours BA with a double major in Business and Political Science from Guelph University.

When Rhae Anne is not working you can likely catch her searching Niagara-on-the-Lake for garage sale finds and repurposing those finds, or volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. 

Director of Energy Management

Tom PattersonTom is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario with over 20 years of work experience in the energy industry.

Currently he is the Director of Energy Management at Atura Power. Atura Power is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation and operates four natural gas combined cycle facilities in the Province of Ontario. Responsibilities include overseeing real time commercial operations, contract management and settlement, and market affairs.

Tom leads a team of 13 energy professionals. Prior to joining Atura Power, Tom worked at TC Energy for 20 years where he worked in several areas including commercial asset management of Eastern Canadian power generation assets, thermal generation business development in Eastern North American markets, renewable generation business development in North American markets, and project engineering.

Tom is married to Wendy, a chiropractor, and has two kids aged 10 and 13.

Plant Manager, Brighton Beach Power


Geoff SaundersGeoff started his career with NB Power at the Point Lepreau Generating Station, then moved on to General Electric in their performance and testing division. After joining Brighton as an EI&C Tech during commissioning in 2003, he then assumed the role of Maintenance Coordinator (2011) followed by Maintenance Manager (2014). Geoff is currently the Plant Manager at Brighton Beach Power.

A certified Industrial Electrician (442A) and Instrumentation and Control Technician (447A), he graduated from Industrial Control Program in 2000 and completed a BA with a concentration in Economics from the University of Manitoba in 2020.

Outside of work, Geoff and his wife Amy are likely to be found at either a rink or ball diamond with their two boys.

Treasurer and Chief Controller

Jay ScrinkoJay is an experienced Finance Leader whose 30-year career has been focused on the utilities and power generation industries for over 20 years. Skilled in people leadership and financial management with specialized experience in system implementations with process improvement and corporate acquisitions, Jay is a strong accounting professional originally designated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. 

He joins Atura from ENMAX Corporation in Calgary where he served for over 5 years as Vice President, Finance & Chief Controller. Prior to ENMAX, Jay held various positions at Ontario Power Generation over a dozen years culminating in the role of Vice President, Hydro-Thermal Finance.

Plant Manager - Portlands Energy Centre

Don is a First Class Power Engineer who originally arrived at the Portlands Energy Centre in October 2019 as the Operations Manager after many successful years in chief operating, operations, and plant management roles across Ontario.

As the Plant Manager (Chief Operating Engineer) for the combined-cycle natural gas turbine powerplant on Toronto’s waterfront, Don uses his exceptional leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills, combined with a commitment to health, safety and the environment, to provide safe, clean and reliable electricity to the city and province.