18:57 | 10.11.2017
Emera Announces Board Appointment of Kent Harvey
Jackie Sheppard, Chair of Emera Inc. (TSX:EMA), today announced the
appointment of Kent Harvey to Emera’s Board of Directors. Mr. Harvey’s
appointment is effective November 10, 2017.
Mr. Harvey is an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of
experience at PG&E Corporation, a Fortune 200 (#157) regulated electric
and gas utility with a market capitalization of $34 billion and assets
of $68 billion. After 33 years in progressively senior roles, he retired
as Chief Financial Officer for PG&E Corporation in 2016.
“Kent is a leader in the energy industry in North America. He is a
strategic thinker with strong US experience and financial depth. These
will be great assets to Emera. I’m very pleased to welcome Kent to our
board,” said Ms. Sheppard.
Born in Montreal, Kent is a naturalized U.S. citizen. He attended
Stanford University and earned degrees in economics and engineering
before joining PG&E in 1982. Throughout his career at PG&E, Kent was
involved in all aspects of the company’s diverse business portfolio. He
served in many capacities including Director of Financial Analysis;
Director of Investor Relations; Corporate Secretary; Vice President and
Treasurer; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
He has served as trustee of the American Conservatory Theater and
director of the North Bay Leadership Council.
Emera’s Board of Directors is focused on orderly succession planning
which considers the company’s scale, complexity and geographies in
keeping with Board renewal principles adopted in 2016.
About EmeraEmera Inc. is a geographically diverse energy
and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia with
approximately $28 billion in assets and 2016 revenues of more than $4
billion. The company invests in electricity generation, transmission and
distribution, gas transmission and distribution, and utility energy
services 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 continues to target
achieving a minimum of 75% of its adjusted net income from
rate-regulated businesses. 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, and EMA.PR.F.
Depositary receipts representing common shares of Emera are listed on
the Barbados Stock Exchange under the symbol EMABDR. Additional
Information can be accessed at www.emera.com or
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