Sunshine List led by five execs from Oshawa-based OPG, with CEO earning $1.925 million per year


Published March 27, 2024 at 3:24 pm


Ontario Power Generation took the top five spots in the annual Ontario Sunshine List of public sector employees making more than $100,000, with CEO Kenneth Hartwick topping the list with annual renumeration of $1.7925 million.

His Chief Strategy Officer, Dominique Miniere, placed just behind him in second at $1,194, 532.89, while OPG’s Chief Projects Officer Michael Montelli was third with an annual salary of $972,746.99.

Chief Operating Officer Nicole Butcher was third at $894,783.33 and OPG Executive Vice-President Christopher Ginther rounded out the top five sweep withb$889,925.01 in annual salary in 2023.

Ronald Cohn from the Hospital for Sick Children ($851,414.40); Kevin Smith of the Ontario Health Network ($844,992.49) and Phil Vester of Metrolinx ($838,097,41) took the next three places.

Oshawa-based OPG had two more earners in the top 20 and 17 in total making more than $500,000 a year in wages, with most of the rest of the 56 executives (60 if you include taxable benefits) making more than half a million annually in the health care sector.

OPG was the top paying public sector employer in Ontario in 2023, paying out $1.36 billion in salaries to $100K and over staff last year – about $140 million more the City of Toronto in second spot.

OPG is finalizing renovations to their new headquarters (the former GM Canada HQ) on Colonel Sam Drive in Oshawa, with full occupancy expected in 2025

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