Mr. Barry has over thirty years of management experience and has served in senior executive roles for several of the world's largest mining and energy companies. Mr. Barry returned to the Board of Directors of Candente Copper Corp. as an Independente Director in March 2018, and previously had served as a Candente Copper Director from January, 2015 to February, 2017 and had resigned to join Hydro One Ltd. (H: TSX) as Executive Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development. During his tenure at Hydro One, Paul created and implemented the de novo strategic vision of Hydro One, transforming the company from a regional electric transmission and distribution crown corporation (100% owned by the Province of Ontario) to a fast-growing investor-owned integrated electric and natural gas utility with a global footprint. Paul was responsible for originating and negotiating the U.S. $5.1 billion transformational acquisition of Avista Corporation (NYSE: AVA), the first major U.S. transaction by Hydro One.
Prior to that Paul was Chief Executive Officer and founding partner of Public Infrastructure Partners LLC, a strategic advisor and investor with leading private equity, infrastructure, and pension funds in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. His prior executive leadership roles include Group Executive & President of the Duke Energy Corporation (DUK: NYSE) U.S. commercial and international business, Chief Development Officer, and Head of M&A. At Duke Energy, Paul was responsible for executing over $50 billion of strategic transactions that transformed the company into the largest electric utility in North America. He also served as CFO for Pepco Holdings, a Fortune 500 mid-Atlantic electric and gas utility based in Washington, D.C.
From 2011-2012, Paul served as CFO to Kinross Gold Corp. (K:TSX) during a period of unprecedented gold mining industry volatility. He developed and executed significant balance sheet realignment and liquidity objectives on both parent and subsidiary levels through a comprehensive capital markets access initiative resulting in the raising of over U.S. $5.0 billion in new capital. Paul also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Candente Gold Corp (CDG: TSXV).
Mr. Barry received an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he also attended the Executive Program, and a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Finance from Northeastern University.