Emera’s Board of Directors brings deep and diverse industry experience to lead the company – creating value for shareholders and customers.

Jacqueline Sheppard

Jackie Sheppard, Q.C.

Chair
Former Executive Vice President, Corporate & Legal Affairs Talisman Energy Inc.
Calgary, Alberta

Ms. Sheppard joined the Emera Board of Directors in February 2009 and was appointed Chair in May 2014.

She has been a member of the Audit Committee and the Management Resources and Compensation Committee since May 2009. She is also a Director of Company subsidiary Emera Newfoundland and Labrador.

Ms. Sheppard is the former Executive Vice President, Corporate & Legal of Talisman Energy Inc. In this role, she was responsible for legal affairs, business development, mergers and acquisitions, corporate projects, corporate communications, investor relations, corporate responsibility and government affairs.

Ms. Sheppard is Director and Chair of the research and Development Corporation of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is also Director of Cairn Energy PLC, a publicly traded, UK-based upstream exploration and production company. She is also a Founder and Director of Pacific NorthWest LNG LP, formed for the purpose of constructing, owning and operating an LNG facility in British Columbia. Ms. Sheppard is also a Founder and Director of Marsa Energy Inc. and Black Swan Energy Limited, two private Canadian oil and gas exploration and production companies.

Sylvia Chrominska

Sylvia Chrominska

Independent Director
Former Group Head, Global Human Resources and Communications, The Bank of Nova Scotia
Toronto, Ontario

Ms. Chrominska joined the Emera Board of Directors in September 2010. Since then, she has served on the Management Resources and Compensation Committee and joined the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee in June 2012.  

Ms. Chrominska is the former Group Head of Global Human Resources and Communications for The Bank of Nova Scotia, where she had global responsibility for human resources, corporate communications, government relations, public policy and corporate social responsibility of the Scotiabank Group.

Ms. Chrominska has been a member of the Board of Scotia Group Jamaica Limited since 2009. She became Chair of the Board in 2013. She is also Chair of the Board of Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited.

She also serves on the Dean's Advisory Board at the Richard Ivey School of Business and on the Stratford Festival Board of Governors. 

Henry Demone

Henry E. Demone

Independent Director 
Chairman of the Board, High Liner Foods, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Mr. Demone is Chairman of the Board of High Liner Foods and was previously the company's President and Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, the company transitioned from a regional fishing and processing operation to a leading supplier of frozen seafood in North America. As CEO, Mr. Demone led High Liner Foods to significant financial growth and consistent increases in the company’s market capitalization and share price.

Mr. Demone holds a Bachelor of Science from Acadia University. He currently sits on the Board of Saputo Inc. and is past-Chair of the Fisheries Council of Canada and the Groundfish Forum, a global trade association representing leading companies in the industry. He has served on the Boards of Dover Industries Ltd. and Maritime Tel &Tel (Aliant). Mr. Demone was the first non-US citizen to be named Chair of the National Fisheries Institute, a US national trade association.

Allan Edgeworth

Allan Edgeworth

Independent Director
President, ALE Energy Inc.
Calgary, Alberta

Mr. Edgeworth joined the Emera Board as a Director in November 2005. He has been Chair of the Management Resources and Compensation Committee since May 2010.

Mr. Edgeworth also served on the Board of Nova Scotia Power Inc. from November 2005 to October 2006.

Mr. Edgeworth is President of ALE Energy Inc., and former President and CEO of Alliance Pipeline. He is a Director of AltaGas Ltd. and, until May 2014, was a Director of Pembina Pipeline  Corporation. 

Until March 2012, Mr. Edgeworth was a Commission Member and Director of the Alberta Securities Commission. He is past-Chair of the Canadian Energy Pipepline Association and also served on the Boards of the Interstate National Gas Association of America and the Canadian Gas Association.

James Eisenhauer

James Eisenhauer, FCA

Independent Director
President and Chief Executive Officer, ABCO Group Ltd. 
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Mr. Eisenhauer has been a member of the Emera Board of Directors since May 2011. He is Chair of the Board of Emera's subsidiary Nova Scotia Power Inc., having served on its Board since 2008.

He is President and CEO of ABCO Group Limited, which has holdings in the manufacturing and distribution sector. Mr. Eisenhauer is a Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia.  

A member of the Board of Nova Scotia Business Inc. from 2005 to January 2013, Mr. Eisenhauer served as Chair from November 2010 to October 2012. He is also a member of the Board of Composites Atlantic and Atlantic Industries Limited and chairs its Audit Committee.

Chris Huskilson

Christopher Huskilson

Director
President and CEO, Emera Inc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Mr. Huskilson has been a Director and the President and CEO of Emera Inc. since 2004. He is also a Director of Nova Scotia Power Inc.and former Board Chair of Bangor Hydro Electric Company.  

Mr. Huskilson has held a number of positions within Nova Scotia Power Inc. and its predecessor, Nova Scotia Power Corporation, since joining the company in 1980. As well as serving as either Chair or Director of a number of Emera-affiliated companies, Mr. Huskilson is the former Chair of the Canadian Electricity Association.

Serving on many for-profit and not-for-profit Boards, he is past-Chair of the Greater Halifax Partnership and past-Chair of the Energy Council of Canada.

Wayne Leonard

J. Wayne Leonard

Independent Director 
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Entergy Corporation, New Orleans, Louisiana

In 1998, after two decades in the US energy industry, Mr. Leonard joined Entergy Corporation, an integrated electrical utility company focused on power production and retail distribution. He became CEO of Entergy in 1999. Until his retirement in 2013, Mr. Leonard led Entergy in becoming one of the first US utilities to voluntarily reduce emissions, making the company one of the least coal-dependent utilities across the country. Mr. Leonard is also credited with restructuring the business, making it the successful utility it is today.

Mr. Leonard holds a Bachelor of Science from Ball State University and an MBA from Indiana University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Indiana. He is a former Board member of the Centre for Climate and Energy Solutions and currently serves on the Boards of the Edison Electric Institute and Tidewater Inc.

Lynn Loewen

Lynn Loewen, FCA

Independent Director
President, Minogue Medical Inc.
Westmount, Quebec

Ms. Loewen joined the Emera Board of Directors in February 2013 and became of member of the Audit Committee in May 2013.

Ms. Lowen is the President of Minogue Medial Inc. and was the President of Expertech Network Installation Inc. from 2008 to 2011. She held financial leadership roles with Bell Canada Enterprises and executive positions with Air Canada Jazz.

Ms. Loewen served on the Public Sector Pension Investment Board from 2001 to 2007.  She also served on the Mount Allison University Board of Regents from 1998 to 2008, the final year of which she was Chair. Ms. Lowen was also a member of the Advisory Board of the Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies from 2009 to 2011.

John McLennan

John McLennan

Independent Director 
Former Vice Chairman and CEO, Allstream Inc.
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Mr. McLennan has been a Director of the Company since April 2005, serving as Chair from May 2009 to May 2014. 

He has been a member of the Management Resources and Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee until May 2009. Mr. McLennan was a member of the Board of Nova Scotia Power Inc. from 2005 to 2013 and Chair from May 2006 to May 2009.

Mr. McLennan is the former Vice Chair and CEO of Allstream Inc. (formerly AT&T Canada). He is also the former President and CEO of Bell Canada and Bell Mobility.  He currently sits on the Boards of Chorus Aviation Inc. and Amdocs Ltd. 

Donald Pether

Donald Pether

Independent Director
Former Chair of the Board and CEO, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc.
Dundas, Ontario

Mr. Pether joined the Emera Board of Directors in 2008. He has been a member of the Management Resources and Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (NCGC)  since May 2009. Mr. Pether was appointed Chair of the NCGC in April 2012.

Mr. Pether is the former Chair of the Board and CEO of ArcellorMittal Dofasco Inc., a Canadian steel producer.

Mr. Pether is past-Chair of the Board of Governors for McMaster University. He is on the Council of Governors for the Art Gallery of Hamilton and a director of Primary Energy Recycling Corp. and Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd.

john ramil

John Ramil

Director
Former President and CEO, TECO Energy
Tampa, Florida

John B. Ramil joined the Emera Board of Directors in September 2016, following his retirement as President and Chief Executive Officer of TECO Energy.

He joined TECO company Tampa Electric in March 1976 as a cooperative education student. In his four decades with the company, he held a variety of leadership positions, including in engineering, operations, finance and environmental.

John received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and honorary Doctorate degrees in Engineering from the University of South Florida (USF). In 1999, he was named USF's Distinguished Alumnus. In 2001, He was appointed to USF's inaugural board of trustees, and he is currently the longest-serving trustee. He served for four years as chairman, until 2014. Ramil is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

John serves on the board of the Edison Electric Institute, an industry association, and on the boards of directors of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, the Florida Council of 100, the Moffitt Cancer Center Institute and the Tampa Bay Partnership. Previously, he served on the boards of Enterprise Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Committee of 100, the American Heart Association-Tampa Bay Heart Walk, InRoads Tampa Bay, the Southeastern Electric Exchange and the Florida Electric Power Coordinating Group.

Andrea Rosen

Andrea S. Rosen

Independent Director
Former Vice Chair, TD Bank Financial Group and President, TD Canada Trust
Toronto, Ontario

Ms. Rosen was appointed  a Director of the Company in 2007 and has served as Chair of Emera’s Audit Committee since 2008.

She was Vice Chair of TD Bank Financial Group and President of TD Canada Trust from 2002 to 2005. Previously, she was Executive Vice President of TD Commercial Banking and Vice Chair of TD Securities.

Ms. Rosen is also a Director of Alberta Investment Management Corporation and Manulife Financial Corporation.

Richard Sergel

Richard Sergel

Independent Director
Former President and CEO, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
Wellesley, Massachusetts

Mr. Sergel has been a Director of the Company since September 2010. He has been a member of both the Audit and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees since November 2012.

Mr. Sergel is also a member of the Boards of Company subsidiaries Emera CNG Holdings Inc., Emera CNG LLC, Emera Energy Generation II LLC, Rumford Power Inc., Tiverton Power LLC and Bridgeport Energy LLC.

Mr. Sergel is the former President and CEO of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). From 1998 to 2004, he was President and CEO of National Grid USA, and its predecessor New England Electric Systems. 

Mr. Sergel is also a Director of State Street Corporation. He also served on the boards of the Edison Electric Institute, the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, and the United Way of the Merrimac Valley.