Corix today announced Gordon R. Barefoot has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer for the Corix Group of Companies, effective Friday, December 29, 2017. Gordon has been Chairman of the Corix Board of Directors since June 2006, and has been involved with Corix’s growth strategy and operations since its origin with Terasen (now FortisBC) in 1998.
Gordon brings nearly 40 years of experience to Corix, including almost 20 years of executive leadership experience in the energy and utilities sectors. He was previously Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Terasen, and also held other senior vice president roles from 1998 to 2005. Prior to that, Gordon worked for Ernst and Young from 1979 to 1998 and became a partner of that firm in 1985. Gordon received a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
“We welcome Gordon’s experience and leadership in his new role as President and Chief Executive Officer for the Corix Group of Companies,” said Lincoln Webb, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure & Renewable Resource Investments, bcIMC. “Gordon will be responsible for Corix's ongoing business growth strategy, focusing on operational excellence, safety, and reliability to effectively deliver on building, owning and operating regulated and contract water, wastewater and energy utilities across North America.”
With his appointment as President and CEO, Gordon will step down as Corix’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective December 30, 2017. The Board has appointed Lincoln Webb as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective December 30, 2017. Lincoln has been a member of the Corix Board of Directors since September 2008.
With over 100 years of experience, CORIX Group of Companies is a leading provider of sustainable utility infrastructure solutions across North America. Corix is privately held, with the BC Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) as its primary owner.
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