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Emera and NS Power changes for Bennett, Hanf and MacDonald

January 14, 2013 | By Alyssa Dalton

January 14, 2013 – Chris Huskilson, president and CEO of Emera Inc. has named several executive changes at Emera, Nova Scotia Power and Emera Caribbean.

Rob Bennett has been promoted to the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer at Emera, where in his new position, he will have a “broader scope of responsibility, overseeing all operating assets across Emera, where recent growth has created the need for increased executive focus on operations and integration of new assets into the Emera family of companies”.

“In Nova Scotia, Rob Bennett has led significant progress over the last number of years, including improving system reliability, shaping the utility’s transformation away from coal to significantly more renewable generation and a made in NS solution to GHG reductions,” said Huskilson.

Bob Hanf has been appointed president and CEO at Nova Scotia Power. He most recently served as executive chairman of Light & Power Holdings in the Caribbean and prior to that, was chief legal officer for Emera. According to Emera, Hanf has a “track record of success at the operating company level” having served for three years as president and COO of Bangor Hydro. He will continue as a director for Light & Power Holdings and Barbados Light & Power.


“Bob will move the plan forward as we continue to transform how we make electricity in Nova Scotia, enhance customer service and provide Nova Scotians with access to cleaner, more stably-priced power,” added Huskilson.

In the Caribbean, Sarah MacDonald remains as president and CEO Grand Bahama Power Company but takes on additional responsibilities as president of Emera Caribbean Ltd.

“These changes reflect the growth of Emera and our operating companies and take advantage of our leadership depth and strengthen our leadership capacity,” continued Huskilson. “This is an exciting time for our company and our people and we believe these changes will help us to continue to deliver on our commitments to customers in each of these markets and position us well for future growth opportunities.”

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