Board & Governance

Board of Directors

Ian Robertson

Independent Director

Chief Executive Officer, Northern Genesis Holdings
Oakville, Ontario

Ian Robertson joined the Emera Board of Directors in February 2022.  

Currently, Ian is a principal of the Northern Genesis group of special purpose acquisition companies focused on identifying and acquiring energy transition businesses that demonstrate strong sustainability and ESG alignment. 

Ian has more than 30 years’ experience in the utility industry, both in North America and internationally. He was a founder and principal of Algonquin Power Corporation, the predecessor to Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN) and served as AQN’s first Chief Executive Officer until his retirement in 2020. Ian’s leadership is credited with helping to grow the company’s market capitalization from approximately $260 million in 2009, to over $7 billion at his retirement. 

Ian serves on the Board of Directors of Embark Technology, Inc., a U.S.-based developer of automation software for the trucking industry, and Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. III. He is a former Director of Largo Inc., the American Gas Association, the Edison Electric Institute, and the Algonquin Power and Atlantica Sustainability Infrastructure plc.  

A Professional Engineer, Ian earned his Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo. He also received a Master of Business Administration from York University, a Global Professional Master of Laws degree from the University of Toronto and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Additionally, he has completed the Chartered Director program of the Directors College (McMaster University) and holds the certification of C. Dir. (Chartered Director).