President & Chief Operating Officer
Chris O'Riley was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of BC Hydro in July 2017. Chris leads B.C.'s largest Crown corporation, a clean energy utility serving 4 million customers with 98% renewable and clean electricity generation, and $5.5 billion in annual revenues. BC Hydro is currently investing in an unprecedented capital program of refurbishment and expansion of its electricity assets, spending approximately $2 billion per year over the next 10 years.
Chris served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer beginning in 2015, and has been a member of the Executive Team since 2007. Since starting with BC Hydro in 1990, he has worked throughout the organization including positions in Generation, Customer Care, Capital Projects, Powerex and Corporate Risk.
Chris is a Professional Engineer and holds a Master's degree in Business Administration. Chris lives in Vancouver with his wife and three children, where he is active in his local community.