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.


Rob Bennett

President and CEO, Emera U.S. Inc., Tampa, Florida

Rob began his career in electrical engineering in 1988 when he first joined Nova Scotia Power. Over the course of his nearly 30-year career, Rob has held senior management and leadership positions across the Emera group...

In September 2015, Rob was appointed to lead Emera’s integration with TECO Energy, which is expected to close in 2016.

Prior to this, Rob was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Eastern Canada with Emera Inc. In this role, Rob had overall executive responsibility for Emera’s eastern Canadian businesses, including the Maritime Link.

During his time at Emera, Rob has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Bangor Hydro Electric Company (now part of Emera Maine) and President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Power.

Rob offers his time to many causes throughout his community, particularly those in the fields of healthcare, education and ethics. Rob is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and holds an engineering degree from Dalhousie University (DalTech).


Scott Balfour

Chief Operating Officer, Northeast & Caribbean, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Scott Balfour was appointed Chief Operating Officer, Northeast & Caribbean in March 2016. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Emera, appointed 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.


Greg Blunden

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

Greg Blunden was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Emera Inc. in March 2016.

Greg joined Emera in 2000 and has held financial leadership roles at Emera Inc., Emera Maine and Nova Scotia Power. Greg has gained valuable experience and industry insight into all aspects of our business such as corporate finance, business development, utility operations, customer service, renewable energy and regulatory policy.

Most recently, he was Emera’s Vice-President, Corporate Strategy & Planning and before that held the position of EVP, Customer, Business & Financial Services at Nova Scotia Power.

Greg is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a graduate of Mount Allison University.


Nancy Tower, FCPA, FCA

Chief Corporate Development Officer, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

As CCDO, Nancy Tower has a focus on mergers and acquisitions and the advancement of strategic growth projects in the areas of electric and gas transmission and generation.

From May 2011 to April 2014, Nancy was also CEO of Emera Newfoundland and Labrador. In April 2014, Nova Scotia Power Maritime Link (NSPML) received approval for the Maritime Link, a legacy accomplishment. Nancy remains an active member of the Emera Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Directors.

Nancy held the position of Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2011 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.

Nancy is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a 2011 recipient of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award.

A leader in her community, Nancy currently serves as the 2014/2015 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 and Compliance 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., M.Div., 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 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 recently completed his Masters of Divinity at the Atlantic School of Theology.


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

President, Emera (Caribbean) Inc.; 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) Inc. 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.


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.


Wayne O'Connor

Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Wayne O'Connor was appointed Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Planning in March 2016. In this role he leads Emera’s planning and strategy development efforts as we continue to grow our business and achieve our long-term objectives.

Prior to this role, Wayne has held a series of senior leadership positions in Emera companies, including Executive Vice President, Operations, of Nova Scotia Power, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera Energy.

Prior to joining Emera in 2003, Wayne held various roles within TransCanada Pipelines. He has extensive experience in marketing and trading in markets, energy market, related financial products and risk management expertise gained over more than 25 years in the industry.

Wayne has a Bachelor of Management, Marketing from the University of Lethbridge. Wayne serves as Chair on the Board of Governors of Armbrae Academy.


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.

Vice Chair, Emera Maine Board of Directors, Bangor, Maine


Gerry Chasse serves as Vice Chair of the Emera Maine Board of Directors and is leading Emera’s effort to modernize the Emera affiliate grids through the implementation of smart grid technologies and the advancement to electrification of transportation and heating. Gerry’s role includes the development of strategies to enable customer choice, integrate renewable generation, manage increased load on the grid through its efficient utilization, and drive value for customers and shareholders.

Gerry started with Bangor Hydro in May of 1990 and progressed through engineering and electrical operations until 2002 when he became Manager of Engineering.  On January 1, 2010, he was appointed President & COO and became President & COO of Maine Public Service in the following year, ultimately merging the two companies into one in 2014.

Gerry holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine.

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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Alan Richardson

President & COO, Emera Maine, Bangor, Maine


Alan Richardson was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera Maine in May of 2015. Alan joined the executive team of Bangor Hydro and Maine Public Service (now Emera Maine) in September 2012 as Vice President, Sustainability, and in April of 2014 was appointed Vice President, Transmission, where he was responsible for operation and maintenance of Emera Maine’s transmission system, as well as strategy and business development, including large transmission development opportunities.

Alan has more than 28 years of industry experience within Emera and Nova Scotia Power.  Prior to joining Emera Maine, Alan was VP Strategy and Innovation for Emera Inc., where he was focused on development of Emera’s strategic plans.  This followed five years as VP of Integrated Customer Services at Nova Scotia Power, where he was responsible for distribution, transmission, and system operations; customer service and related functions; as well as information technology.

Alan has a Certificate in Applied Science from Acadia University and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie University).

Alan and his wife Denise live in Hampden Maine and have two daughters attending university in Nova Scotia and Germany.

Rick Janega

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.

Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts, CA

Chief Human Resources Officer, Emera Inc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia 


Mike Roberts was appointed Chief Human Resource Officer at Emera in 2014. 

Prior to joining Emera, Mike was the President of the integrated talent development firm Optimum Talent Atlantic. Mike also served as Vice President, Corporate Development for Irving Shipbuilding where he was responsible for communications, human resources, labour relations, health, safety and security. Mike had led the organization’s cultural shift to ready itself to successfully become one of Canada’s Shipbuilding Centres of Excellence and was a founding partner in the ShipsStartHere partnership.

Earlier in his career, Mike held senior positions with telecommunications leader Bell Aliant, including Vice President, Human Resources and Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs.  

He is a graduate of Mount Allison University and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1991.

Mike is active in the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Waterfront Development Corporation, Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise, and The Marine Environmental Ocean Prediction and Response Network.    He has also served on the board of the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

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Craig Sutherland, BA, MBA

President & Chief Operating Officer, Emera Utility Services, Halifax, Nova Scotia 


Craig Sutherland was appointed President & COO of Emera Utility Services in May of 2015.  As President &COO, Craig has accountability for safety, operational efficiency, quality, customer service, revenue growth, and profitability for the organization.

Craig joined Emera in January of 2011 and has held several progressive roles at Nova Scotia Power including leading Meter and Inspection Services, Procurement, and Real Estate.  Prior to joining Emera Craig held several executive roles in the retail industry.

Craig has a bachelor’s degree from Dalhousie and a MBA from Saint Mary’s University.