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.

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

Jackie Sheppard joined the Emera Board of Directors in 2009 and was appointed Chair in 2014. She was also a Director of the Company’s subsidiary, Emera Newfoundland and Labrador Holdings Inc. until 2016.

As the former Executive Vice President, Corporate & Legal, of Talisman Energy Inc., Jackie was responsible for legal affairs, business development, mergers and acquisitions, corporate projects, corporate communications, investor relations, corporate responsibility and government affairs.

Jackie is a founder and Lead Director of Black Swan Energy Inc., an Alberta upstream energy company that is private equity financed. She sits on the board of Seven Generations Energy Ltd., a publicly traded energy company focused on Canadian natural gas development and is also a director of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), one of Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment fund managers.

Jackie is a former director of Cairn Energy PLC, a publicly traded UK-based international upstream company, and she has served as Chair of the Research and Development Corporation of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, a provincial crown corporation.

Jackie earned her Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University. She is a Rhodes Scholar, having received an Honors Jurisprudence, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Oxford University. She earned her Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from McGill University.

Jackie was a long-time member and Secretary of the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee for Alberta and the Prairie Region and has served on the Advisory Council of the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business. She has been a member of the Memorial University Alumni Board in Calgary which annually raises student funding.

In recognition of her significant achievements and contributions to her community, Ms. Sheppard was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women’s Executive Network and the National Post from 2002-2007 and has been admitted to the Network’s Hall of Fame. In honour of her exceptional merit and integrity in the legal profession, Jackie was appointed the Queen’s Counsel designation in 2008. In 2019, she received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Memorial University.

Scott Balfour

Scott Balfour

President and CEO, Emera Inc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Scott Balfour became President and Chief Executive Officer for Emera Inc. in March 2018. Scott joined Emera in April 2012, serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, before becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2016.  He has been instrumental to Emera’s growth, including the acquisition of TECO Energy, a transaction that doubled the size of the Company.

Scott began his career in commercial and corporate banking, before played a lead role in growing Aecon Group into Canada’s largest publicly traded construction firm. Scott joined Aecon as CFO in 1994 before also taking on the role of President in 2005. During that time, Aecon grew from a $60 million regionally based road building company into a $2.8 billion multi-disciplined contractor and infrastructure developer active across Canada and around the world. During his time as President, Aecon was recognized as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada.

Scott is a former member of Aecon’s Board of Directors as well as a former member and Chair of the Ontario Energy Association Board of Directors. Scott has held a seat on the Infrastructure Committee at the Toronto Board of Trade. He also sits on the board of Martinrea International Inc. Scott holds an Honours Bachelor in Business Administration (HBBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business.

Scott Balfour

James Bertram

Chair of the Board, Keyera Corporation
Calgary, Alberta

Mr. Bertram is Chair of the Board of Keyera Corporation, a publicly-traded, midstream oil and gas operator based in Calgary, Alberta.

He is also the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Keyera, a position he held from 1998 until 2014. During this time, he led the company in significant growth and major    acquisitions, while enabling consistent delivery of value to customers and shareholders.

Previously, Mr. Bertram was Vice-President of Marketing for Gulf Canada Ltd. and Vice-President of Marketing for Amerada Hess Canada Ltd.

Mr. Bertram is a proven company builder with deep knowledge of the North American oil and gas sector and global energy markets.

Sylvia Chrominska

Sylvia Chrominska

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

Former Chairman of the Board, High Liner Foods
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Mr. Demone is the former 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.

Kent Harvey

Kent Harvey

Former Chief Financial Officer, PG&E Corporation
New York, New York

Mr. Harvey is an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of experience at PG&E Corporation, a Fortune 200 regulated electric and gas utility with a market capitalization of $34 billion and assets of $68 billion. After 33 years in progressively senior roles, he retired as Chief Financial Officer for PG&E Corporation in 2016.

Born in Montreal, Mr. Harvey is a naturalized U.S. citizen. He attended Stanford University and earned degrees in economics and engineering before joining PG&E in 1982. Throughout his career at PG&E, he was involved in all aspects of the company’s diverse business portfolio. Mr. Harvey served in many capacities including Director of Financial Analysis; Director of Investor Relations; Corporate Secretary; Vice President and Treasurer; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

He has served as trustee of the American Conservatory Theater and director of the North Bay Leadership Council.

Lynn Loewen

Lynn Loewen, FCPA, FCA

Former President, Minogue Medical Inc.
Westmount, Quebec

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

Ms. Loewen was most recently the President of Minogue Medical Inc., and prior to that was the President of Expertech Network Installation Inc. She also 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. Loewen was also a member of the Advisory Board of the Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies from 2009 to 2011.

Donald Pether

Donald Pether

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.

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John Ramil

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

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

Former President and CEO, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) 
Boston, 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 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.

Richard Sergel

Jochen Tilk

Former Executive Chair of Nutrien Inc.
Toronto, Ontario

Mr. Tilk is the former Executive Chair of Nutrien Inc., a global supplier of agricultural products and services based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He served as President and CEO of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan from 2014 until 2017 when the company merged with Agrium Inc. to form Nutrien Inc.

Previously, Mr. Tilk spent 25 years with Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based, international metals company, with 5 of those years as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. During this time, Mr. Tilk helped significantly grow the company’s market capitalization and led multi-billion-dollar capital expenditure programs.

Mr. Tilk is a director of AngloGold Ashanti Limited, a publicly listed international gold mining company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mr. Tilk is a seasoned executive with experience leading corporate mergers and acquisitions. He also has significant knowledge of the global natural resource sector.