Gary Rose joined Ontario Hydro in 1988 and is currently the Vice President of New Nuclear Growth at Ontario Power Generation. In this capacity, Gary is responsible for the development of opportunities to deploy New Nuclear in Ontario while working with other jurisdictions in Canada and internationally to develop opportunities for nuclear expansion.
Prior to this role, Gary’s career spans a number of progressive management roles in Corporate Finance and, for the past 22 years, in major nuclear projects, including senior roles on the Pickering A Return to Service Project – Unit 1, and the $12.8 Billion Darlington Refurbishment Program. In 2021, he also held a senior planning role on OPG’s first Small Modular Reactor program at Darlington where OPG is planning to deploy a GEH BWRX-300 new nuclear unit before the end of the decade.
Gary was also co-chair of the OPG initiative to create a project Center of Excellence which resulted in the formation of the Enterprise Projects group. Gary is a continuous advocate for Project Management and Project Controls application in all projects being executed at OPG and often provides his counsel to industry and partner groups alike. Gary has served on the Product Review Board for the Construction Industry Institute. He is also a member of the Project Management Institute and holds a PMP certification and a member of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACEi).
Gary is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and has a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University. He is a graduate of Rotman’s Director Education Program and a certified Corporate Director (ICD.D). Gary is currently the Chair of the Durham College Board of Governors.