With more than 200 years of collective experience in operating and maintaining district energy systems, our team works closely with customers to ensure efficiency and reliability. Creative Energy assembles exceptional teams to deliver world class systems, engaging in innovative partnerships to manage risks and benefits, provide cost certainty and enhance growth opportunities.
President and CEO
Krishnan Iyer is an experienced district energy and infrastructure executive with over 20 years of management expertise in leading teams and executing organizational change for growth. Prior to joining Creative Energy in 2018, he was the Executive Vice President, Lending and Chief Financial Officer at Infrastructure Ontario. He previously served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of Borealis Infrastructure, which owns and manages major infrastructure assets in North America and Europe. From 1998 to 2013, Krishnan was part of a core team that was instrumental in expanding the footprint of district energy in Toronto through various senior roles with Enwave Energy Corporation, including as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Company Operations.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND Chief Financial Officer
Annette Cusworth has over 25 years of financial management experience in both public and private companies. Prior to joining Creative Energy, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Creation Technologies, a company providing global electronic manufacturing services. Previous experience includes Chief Financial Officer for Magma Energy Corp., a renewable energy company with geothermal operations in Iceland and Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for CHC Helicopter Corporation. Annette currently serves on the boards of two public companies: RIWI Corp and Dolly Varden Silver Corporation.
Vice President, Projects and Engineering
Kieran McConnell is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in district energy, powers generation, industrial water, and energy management. Acting as an advisor to utility developers across North America, Kieran played a key role in the development of the Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility, including the feasibility, design, construction, operations and expansion of the system. Kieran holds a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University.
Vice President, Development
Diego Mandelbaum is an experienced Mechanical Engineer specializing in district energy, electrification, and low-carbon energy systems. At Creative Energy, he leads the company’s growth and network expansion with a focus on technical excellence, strategic partnerships, and collaborative delivery. He previously served as a managing principal for Stantec, an international engineering and architecture firm. Diego holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Lori is a Power Engineer who joined Creative Energy (Central Heat) in 2010, initially overseeing the distribution and service team while developing and building customer relationships. Now as the Director of Operations, Lori utilizes 35 years of experience striving for operational excellence. A combined resume of experience in operations, middle and senior management, lend themselves to a unique level of oversight, vision and efficiency in overseeing Creative Energy’s operations and the overall delivery of energy to our customers.
Director, Regulatory Affairs and Customer Relations
At Creative Energy, Rob manages our customer relations, new contracts and directs the strategy and regulatory approval of our cost of service, rate design and development projects. He previously served as a senior manager at BC Hydro in Regulatory Affairs and Market Operations. Prior to his work with BC Hydro, Rob was a Senior Economist at the BC Utilities Commission and a consultant in applied resource and environmental economics.