Chief Human Resources Officer, Emera Inc.
Mike Roberts was appointed Chief Human Resource Officer at Emera in 2014.
In this role he oversees the organization’s human capital strategy and works closely with operating company leadership. He is also responsible for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Emera Inc.
Prior to joining Emera, Mike served as Vice President, Corporate Development for Irving Shipbuilding where he was responsible for communications, human resources, labour relations, health, safety and security. Mike led the organization’s cultural shift to ready itself to successfully become one of Canada’s Shipbuilding Centers of Excellence and was a founding member 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.
Mike is active in the community and currently serves as the Vice-Chair for crown corporation Develop Nova Scotia (formerly Waterfront Development), the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise and on the Audit Committee for Mount Allison University. He has previously served on the Marine Environmental Ocean Prediction and Response Network, the board of the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
He is a graduate of Mount Allison University and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation with Coopers & Lybrand in 1991.