British Columbia UC
Dave Morton is the Chair and CEO, and Ian Jarvis is the COO, of the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
Blessed with environmentally friendly hydropower that also crosses Canada's southern border, the British Columbia Utilities Commission regulates some auto insurance, a new Fuel Price Transparency Act requiring the gasoline and diesel industries to report price information, and has been investigating and reporting on Indigenous utilities regulation, all on top of usual and required regulatory work. The Commission is mostly still working from home, and under Chair and CEO Dave Morton, now under a matrix work environment.
PUF's Lori Burkhart: Dave Morton, you're Chair and CEO of the Commission. You're also a Commissioner. Explain those titles, and how they lend themselves to your varied roles.
Chair Morton: We have a Staff team and we also have a group of Commissioners. The reporting structures of both of those pieces are quite separate, and they're different parts of the organization.
The Commissioners are the decision makers. The Staff team does all the workups on the decisions and prepares the evidence and assists Commissioners where necessary. The Staff team reports up to the CEO, and the Commissioners report to a Chair. Both of those roles are embodied in the same person and have been for some time.