Nancy Tower , FCA
Executive Vice President of Business Development, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia and CEO, Emera Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Nancy was appointed CEO of Emera Newfoundland and Labrador and Executive Vice President of Business Development at Emera Inc on May 1, 2011.
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.