HALIFAX, Nova Scotia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jackie Sheppard, Chair of Emera Inc. (TSX: EMA) announces the appointment of Karen Sheriff to Emera’s Board of Directors, effective today.
“On behalf of the Board, I am excited to welcome Karen to the Emera Team,” says Sheppard. “Karen is an accomplished senior executive with deep experience in driving innovation, growth and corporate strategy which are increasingly valuable skills in the rapidly changing energy sector.”
Over the past three decades, Ms. Sheriff has held senior positions in both publicly traded and private companies in Canada and the U.S. She also brings extensive, cross-industry leadership experience in regulated environments to Emera’s Board.
Most recently, Ms. Sheriff served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Q9 Networks Inc., a Canadian data centre company where she drove a rapid business turnaround and sale of the company. From 2008 to 2014, Ms. Sheriff served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Aliant, Inc. During this time, she transformed the strategic direction of the business, delivering significant shareholder value, and led the development and implementation of Canada’s first fibre to the home, high-speed home internet network.
Ms. Sheriff is an established corporate director with a demonstrated commitment to strong corporate governance. She has served on the Boards of BCE and Bell Canada since 2017 and CPP Investments since 2012. She is also a past Director of WestJet Airlines.
Ms. Sheriff was named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs by Atlantic Business Magazine and one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women on multiple occasions. She holds a master’s degree in business administration, with concentrations in marketing and finance, from the University of Chicago. Ms. Sheriff is a Canadian resident and a citizen of both Canada and the U.S. She splits her time between Toronto and Arizona.
Emera Inc. is a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with approximately $32 billion in assets and 2019 revenues of more than $6.1 billion. The company primarily invests in regulated electricity generation and electricity and gas transmission and distribution with a strategic focus on transformation from high carbon to low carbon energy sources. Emera has investments throughout North America, and in four Caribbean countries. Emera’s common and preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade respectively under the symbol EMA, EMA.PR.A, EMA.PR.B, EMA.PR.C, EMA.PR.E, EMA.PR.F and EMA.PR.H. Depositary receipts representing common shares of Emera are listed on the Barbados Stock Exchange under the symbol EMABDR and on The Bahamas International Securities Exchange under the symbol EMAB. Additional Information can be accessed at www.emera.com or at www.sedar.com.