The Honourable Tom Marshall, Minister of Justice and Attorney
General, today announced the appointment of Jim Oxford as a full-time
commissioner of the Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities (PUB).
The appointment is effective September 8, 2009.
"I am very pleased that Mr. Oxford has accepted this position and I
wish him well as he takes on his new responsibilities," said Minister
Marshall. "The PUB performs an important role as an independent body,
and I am confident that Mr. Oxford�s experience and skills will be a
valuable asset at the board."
The Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities is an independent,
quasi-judicial regulatory body responsible for the regulation of the
electric utilities in the province to ensure that the rates charged are
just and reasonable, and that the service provided is safe and reliable.
The board is also responsible for ensuring fairness in marketing of
petroleum products throughout the province in accordance with the
Petroleum Products Act, and for the supervision of rates charged by
automobile insurers for the various automobile insurance coverages,
limited regulation of the motor carrier industry in relation to certain
passenger and ambulance operations, as well as conducting hearings and
other required activities under the Expropriation Act.
Mr. Oxford is currently the Operations Manager for the City of Mount
Pearl where he has spent the last 33 years developing operating systems
for the delivery of a wide variety of services. These include waste
management, garbage collection, fleet maintenance, snow clearing,
inventory control, street cleaning, disaster planning and others. He was
recently appointed the Director of Infrastructure and Public Works in
Mr. Oxford has completed numerous trades and business related
programs and courses at several institutions including: a four-year
Apprenticeship Program at the College of Trades and Technology; Business
Finance courses at Providence College; IT courses at Memorial
University; and several others in areas such as Occupational, Health and
Safety, Small Fleet Management and Emergency Measures.
Mr. Oxford was born on Ramea Island. He has two daughters, one son
and is the proud grandfather of six grandchildren.
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