Board & Governance

Board of Directors

Carla Tully

Independent Director

Carla Tully joined the Emera Board of Directors in June 2024.

Carla is the former Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Earthrise Energy, PBC, an energy transition company she co-developed from concept and grew to a successful 1.7 gigawatts (GW) independent power producer, with an additional 2.0 GW of renewable energy under development. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Renewable Energy at MAP Energy, a $2.4 billion energy investment firm where she scaled the company’s renewable energy development business and raised its first all-renewable energy fund.  Carla also held various senior leadership roles with AES Corporation, a US-based utility and energy generation company, where she shaped and executed growth strategies for AES’s businesses worldwide.

Currently, Carla serves on the boards of the Nikola Corporation, Pattern Energy and the Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum. She is also a Senior Advisor for the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and an advisor to several energy transition startups.

Carla holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and economics from the University of Southern California. She received the 2022 Silver Stevie Award for Best Female Entrepreneur and the 2016 UK Institute of Directors’ Award – Director of the Year for Corporate Responsibility.