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Peter J. Taylor

Retired President
ECMC Foundation


Mr. Taylor provides finance and public policy experience, which is particularly relevant to the Company’s infrastructure investment strategy and highly regulated business. He also brings capital markets experience from his investment banking career. At the University of California, Mr. Taylor had direct responsibility for risk management, accounting and financial reporting. He also brings safety experience from his years as a senior executive of the University of California, which launched the “Be Smart About Safety” campaign across all campuses during his tenure, and in his oversight role as a member of the Board of Trustees of the California State University. As a California resident with extensive professional experience in the state, Mr. Taylor also understands the perspective of utility customers impacted by California’s wildfires and regulatory environment. Mr. Taylor’s leadership qualities, capital markets experience, public policy insights and understanding of the Company’s strategy, business and regulatory landscape provide value as independent chair of the Board.


  • President, ECMC Foundation, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving educational outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds (2014-March 2023) 
  • Executive vice president and chief financial officer, University of California system (2009-2014); oversaw all aspects of financial management at the 10 campuses and the five academic medical centers 
  • Fifteen years in municipal finance banking for Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital prior to joining the University of California


  • Director, 23andMe Holding Co. (2021-present)
  • Trustee, Western Asset Fund Complex (2019-present)
  • Director of several private companies, including Pacific Mutual Holding Company, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the College Futures Foundation
  • Member, Board of Trustees of the California State University system (2015-2021); chaired Educational Policy Committee and the Finance Committee
  • Previously served as chair of the UCLA Foundation and chair of the UCLA task force on African American Admissions

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