Emera’s strong operating results and financial performance are due in great part to the strength of our executive team.

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Christopher Huskilson

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

Chris began his career with Nova Scotia Power in 1980. He was made Chief Operating Officer of Emera and Nova Scotia Power in July 2003 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Emera in 2004.

Chris is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia. He serves on many for-profit and not-for-profit Boards of Directors. He is Past-Chair of the Greater Halifax Partnership, the Energy Council of Canada, and the Canadian Electricity Association.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of New Brunswick.

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Rob Bennett

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Rob was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera in January 2013. He previously served as President and CEO of Nova Scotia Power Inc. since June 2008, after holding the position of Executive Vice President of Revenue and Sustainability. Rob has also taken on senior leadership responsibilities on an interim basis for Emera New Brunswick.

Rob began his career with Nova Scotia Power in 1988. Before rejoining Nova Scotia Power in September 2007, Rob served for two years as President and Chief Operating Officer of Bangor Hydro Electric Company in Maine.

Rob serves on the Board of Governors of St. Francis Xavier University and Nova Scotia Community College, and is a Director of the Energy Council of Canada, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs, and of the Children's Wish Foundation.

Rob is a graduate from St. Francis Xavier University and holds an engineering degree from Dalhousie University (DalTech).

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Scott Balfour

Executive Vice President and CFO, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Scott Balfour was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Emera in April 2012. Following six years in commercial and corporate banking with TD Bank and Royal Bank of Canada, Scott played a leading 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 Wilfred Laurier University, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business.

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Nancy Tower , FCA

Executive Vice President, Business Development, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Nancy was appointed Executive Vice President, Business Development at Emera Inc. on May 1, 2011.

Until recently, Nancy was also CEO, Emera Newfoundland and Labrador. Prior to that, Nancy held the position of Chief Financial Officer since 2005 and was responsible for overseeing all the financial activities of Emera including external reporting, business development, financial operations, risk management and relationships with equity and debt markets.

With Emera since 1997, she has held senior positions in corporate finance and in operations including Controller and Vice President of Customer Operations with NSPI. In this role, Nancy led a team of over 1,000 employees who operate and maintain Nova Scotia’s electricity delivery system. Throughout her career, Nancy has consistently demonstrated powerful leadership skills, with a focus on results, coupled with solid financial acumen. It is this experience that earned her the designation of a Fellow Chartered Accountant.

Prior to joining Emera, Nancy worked with Grant Thornton, A.I. Tower and Ernst & Young, where she gained experience in both the retail and financial services industries.

Nancy is a leader in her community, currently serving as the 2014 Campaign Co-Chair, United Way Halifax Region, as well as, on the Advisory Council of the Dalhousie University Corporate Residency MBA Program. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS), the Board of Directors of Nova Scotia Business Inc., the Board of Trustees of the QEII Foundation, and the Board of Directors of CAA Atlantic. Nancy is also the former Chair of the Nova Scotia Institute of Chartered Accountants. She is a graduate of Dalhousie University.

Nancy resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 
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Bruce Marchand

Chief Legal Officer, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Bruce joined Emera in January 2012 after many years as a valued Senior Partner in the Halifax office of the law firm McInnes Cooper. He has expansive experience practicing a broad range of corporate, commercial, energy and banking law, has held various management positions and has been the client services team leader for major public and private corporations.

Bruce is a member of Emera’s Corporate Council with general oversight responsibility for Corporate Services including Legal, Corporate Security, Corporate Secretary, Regulatory Affairs and Insurance/Asset Management.

Bruce has numerous professional affiliations and community activities and involvement including the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). He is a member of the Nova Scotia Natural Resources and Energy Subsection of the CBA. He is Past Chair of the QEII Foundation and Past Chair of its Government Relations Committee. He is a Governor of the Junior Achievement Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame.

Bruce is a graduate of Acadia University with a BA in Economics and a graduate of Dalhousie Law School.

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Robert Hanf, B.A., LL.B., ICD.D

President and CEO, Nova Scotia Power Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Bob was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Power Inc. in January 2013.

Prior to his appointment, Bob spent a decade in various senior roles with the Emera group of companies, earning valuable experience and demonstrating a deep commitment to building relationships and enhancing customer service.

Before joining Nova Scotia Power, Bob served as Executive Chairman of Light & Power Holdings in Barbados. Prior to his position in the Caribbean, Bob was Chief Legal Officer for Emera, and President and COO at Bangor Hydro Electric Company in Maine.

Bob grew up in Yarmouth and earned his law degree at Dalhousie University. He worked in western Canada’s energy sector before returning to Nova Scotia in 2002.

Bob serves his community as Vice-Chair of the IWK Health Centre Board and on the Dalhousie University Board of Governors. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Atlantic Chapter) and is currently completing his Master of Divinity at the Atlantic School of Theology.

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Sarah MacDonald, B.A., LL.B., M.B.A.

President, Emera Caribbean Limited; President and CEO, Grand Bahama Power Company; President and CEO ICD Utilities Limited; Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas

Sarah was appointed President of Emera Caribbean Limited in January 2013. She also serves as President and CEO of ICD Utilities Limited, and continues her role as President and CEO of Grand Bahama Power Company, a position she has held since June 2011.

Sarah joined Emera in 2001. She previously served as Chief Executive Officer at Emera Utility Services, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Emera and General Manager of Human Resources for Nova Scotia Power.

Sarah earned her law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax and received her MBA from Saint Mary's University in Halifax.

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Dan Muldoon

Executive Vice President, Major Renewable and Alternative Energy, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dan was appointed Executive Vice President, Major Renewable and Alternative Energy, Emera Inc. in April 2014. Prior to that he has been President and Chief Operating Officer of CNG, Emera Inc., and President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera Utility Services.

Dan has over 27 years of experience with Emera companies. In that time he has held a number of engineering, supervisory and management roles.

Dan is currently serving as a member of the executive committee for Cigre Canada – International Council on Large Electric Systems. Dan has previously served on both the Transmission and Distribution Councils for the Canadian Electricity Association and is a past Board Member of the Cape Breton Partnership.

Dan has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

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Judy Steele, FCA

President and COO, Emera Energy Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Judy was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera Energy in October 2012. She served as Chief Financial Officer of Emera Inc. from May 2011 to April 2012 and prior to that held the position of Vice President, Finance, Emera Energy.

Before joining Emera Energy, Judy worked in a variety of capacities across Emera's business including Investor and External Relations, Strategy Development and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining Emera in 1999, she worked in the accounting and auditing, and consulting practices of Ernst & Young. Judy is a Chartered Accountant and in 2005 was awarded her profession's highest honour, the designation Fellow Chartered Accountant.

Known for her community leadership, Judy has served as Treasurer of the 2011 Canada Winter Games, is a former Director of the Halifax Port Authority and was National Chair of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. In 2003, she received the "CA of the Year Award" in recognition of her outstanding contributions in this regard.

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Gerry Chasse, P.Eng.

President & COO, Emera Maine, Bangor, Maine

 

Gerry Chasse is the President and COO of Emera Maine (formerly Bangor Hydro Electric and Maine Public Service Companies). Gerry joined Bangor Hydro in 1990 after graduating with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine. 

In 2002, Gerry was promoted to the position of Manager of Engineering and became a member of the Company’s senior management team.

In early 2009, he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, Operations, which included responsibility for all operations at the Company including engineering, planning, field operations, IT, and transmission development.  In addition to that role, he has been the Project Manager for the Northeast Energy Link, a 220 mile, underground direct current transmission line designed to connect northern and eastern Maine renewable resources with load centers in Massachusetts and Connecticut.  The project is estimated to cost approximately $2.5B and is an important component of the region’s renewable energy future.

In January of 2010, he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Bangor Hydro.  Shortly after the successful acquisition of Maine Public Service Company by Bangor Hydro’s parent, Emera, he was also named President and COO of Maine Public in 2011.

Gerry currently serves on the advisory board for the College of Engineering at the University of Maine as well as the advisory board for the Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges.  He has also served on the boards of the Energy Council of the Northeast and the Maine Business School.

Gerry is a licensed professional engineer. He is a native of Winslow, Maine and lives in Hampden with his wife and two children.

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Rick Janega, P.Eng.

President & CEO, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador, 
St. John's, Newfoundland 

 

Rick Janega was appointed President, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador (ENL) in February 2011 and became CEO of ENL in April 2014.

Prior to this appointment, Rick was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Nova Scotia Power Inc.

Rick previously held a number of progressive positions at Nova Scotia Power including Vice President, Operations and General Manager of Power Production including, Director of Business Development for generation projects at Emera Inc., Director of Plant Operations, and Senior Manager at both Trenton and Point Tupper generating stations.

Rick joined Nova Scotia Power in 1989. He was previously in construction management, manufacturing and the pulp and paper industry.

A graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and the Technical University of Nova Scotia (Dalhousie University), Rick is a professional engineer and member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia.

Rick is an alumnus of the Governor General’s Leadership Conference.