The Town of Aylmer is seeking a representative on the Board of Directors of ERTH Corporation (ERTH), a holding company jointly owned by nine Ontario municipalities. ERTH oversees a diverse group of companies employing over 120 employees operating from offices and operation centres in Ingersoll, Aylmer, Goderich and Thorndale with an asset base of approximately $100 million, and customers throughout Ontario, the United States, Caribbean and Australia.
ERTH is responsible for the oversight of ERTH Power Corporation (ERTH Power), a local electricity distribution company regulated by the Ontario Energy Board and located in Ingersoll, Ontario. ERTH Power services approximately 25,000 customers in 15 communities in southwestern Ontario (including Aylmer, Port Stanley, Belmont, Ingersoll, Thamesford, Otterville, Norwich, Burgessville, Beachville, Embro, Tavistock, Clinton, Mitchell, Dublin, and Goderich.)
ERTH is also responsible for the oversight of two competitive entities, ERTH (Holdings) Inc. (ERTH Holdings) and ERTH Business Technologies Inc. (EBT). ERTH Holdings is a unionized entity located in Ingersoll, Ontario that provides utility construction, metering, traffic and street lighting, high-voltage electricity contracting, work estimating and job planning software, and electricity, water and sewer billing and back-office support for utilities, municipalities and the private sector throughout North America. EBT is a non-unionized entity located in Toronto, Ontario that provides electronic business transaction and retail billing services to electricity utilities and retailers throughout North America.
The Board of ERTH is comprised of nine (9) directors, each selected and appointed by a municipal shareholder of ERTH. All newly-appointed Directors will serve a six (6) year term (consisting of two subsequent 3-year terms if approved by the appointing shareholders) with one potential 3-year extension term. These roles are part-time, and based in Ingersoll, Ontario. Meetings of the ERTH Board of Directors and its Committees are typically held bi-monthly and scheduled a year in advance. Board members can expect to participate in an average of six Board and four Committee meetings per year. Member of the ERTH Board are compensated in a manner consistent with similar corporate entities.
The ERTH Board is skills-based. All candidates for appointment to the ERTH Board must meet certain requirements, including demonstrated integrity and high ethical standards; relevant career experience and expertise; and an understanding of the role of ERTH and its affiliates both as a service to local ratepayers and an asset of taxpayers. In addition, the nomination and selection process is designed to ensure the ERTH Board includes and maintains key overarching competencies. At this time, the Town of Aylmer and ERTH are seeking candidates with substantive experience in the following areas of Finance, Accounting and Audit and/or Information Technology.
Applicants are invited to apply, in confidence, by submitting a cover letter and resume clearly indicating all relevant qualifications by March 3rd.
For more information on ERTH and this Board position, please visit erthcorp.com.
For any questions, please contact the Deputy Clerk:
Deputy Clerk / Manager of Information Services | Town of Aylmer
46 Talbot Street West, Aylmer, ON N5H 1J7
519-773-3164 Ext. 4913
Published January 30, 2023