President & CEO,
The Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO)
David Butters has been APPrO’s president and chief executive officer since April 2004.
Mr. Butters has an extensive background in government, government relations, and corporate and advertising communications.
Prior to joining APPrO he was Vice President, Public Affairs for Hill & Knowlton Canada, with responsibility for their national energy practice. He was also Chief of Staff to the Hon. Tom Hockin in the government of the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney.
He is a member of the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee, representing Ontario generators.
Mr. Butters is a graduate of York University in Toronto.
APPrO is a non-profit advocacy organization representing more than 100 companies involved in commercial electricity generation in Ontario. Its objective is economically and environmentally sustainable electricity sector in Ontario that supports the business, environmental and social interests of electricity generators, consumers and the provincial economy. APPrO’s members produce power from many sources including water, natural gas, nuclear, wind, solar, and biomass. Currently they produce more than 90% of the electricity made in Ontario.