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.