President & Chief Executive Officer
Kelvin Shepherd is President & CEO of Manitoba Hydro, a Crown Corporation and Manitoba’s major energy utility.
Before joining Manitoba Hydro in December 2015, Kelvin spent 34 years in telecommunications. He began his career as an engineer with Saskatchewan Telecommunications, eventually rising to Senior Vice‑President & Chief Technology Officer.
Moving to Winnipeg in 2000, Kelvin joined Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS). During 15 years at MTS, he held a variety of roles, including nine years as President.
An active supporter of many charities in Manitoba, Kelvin chaired the 2015 United Way of Winnipeg’s 50th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign, which raised $20.4 million.
Manitoba Hydro serves over 567,000 electrical customers and over 276,000 natural gas customers. It generates most of its electricity from renewable hydro-electric power and is a major electricity exporter to neighboring jurisdictions. Manitoba Hydro has more than 6,400 equivalent full-time employees and capital assets in service in excess of $17 billion.