Francis Bradley

Francis Bradley

President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Electricity Association

Francis Bradley is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA). CEA is the National Voice of Electricity and serves its electricity industry members through the work of expert professionals led by Bradley and directed by a Board of Directors made up of member CEOs.   Bradley is the co-chair of the National Cross-Sector Forum, overseeing Canada’s Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure.

He also sits on the Steering Committee for the Electricity SubSector Coordinating Council (ESCC) and sits on the Board for the Energy Council of Canada (ECC). At the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Member Representatives Committee and Board of Trustees’ meetings, Francis represents CEA and advocates strongly for its members in their activities related to the Electric Reliability Organization Enterprise, and its role in ensuring the reliability and security of the North American bulk power system.  He was recently named to the Positive Energy Advisory Council.  Under the auspices of the University of Ottawa, the Council undertakes research to determine how various energy interests can seek and obtain broad social support for energy policies, regulation and individual energy projects and technologies.

Prior to being named CEO in June 2019, Bradley managed CEA’s day-to-day activities as Chief Operating Officer since 2014. During that time, he also acted as a member of the National Advisory Committee of Canada’s Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and was a co-chair with the Standards Council of Canada of the Smart Grid Standards Advisory Committee.



Sessions with this Speaker

2020 State of the Canadian Electricity Industry

  • Energy Transformation
The Canadian electricity industry is undergoing a period of transformation through electrification, changing governments and competitive markets. For many decades, the electricity-industry business model was remarkably stable. Today, the pace and scope of transformational change is such that the realities of even five years ago are often poor guideposts when mapping out go-forward strategies. And the pace of change impacting and being executed by our industry is accelerating.

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Francis Bradley President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Electricity Association
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