Rob Bennett has been promoted to the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer at Emera In this new position, Rob 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.
As part of his new role Rob will join Emera executive team which includes Chris Huskilson, president and CEO, Scott Balfour, EVP and CFO, Nancy Tower, EVP business development and CEO of Emera Newfoundland and Labrador, Barbara Meens Thistle, chief human resources officer and Bruce Marchand, chief legal officer.
Bob Hanf has been appointed president and CEO at Nova Scotia Power. Bob has most recently been executive chairman of Light & Power Holdings in the Caribbean.
Prior to that, he served as chief legal officer for Emera. Bob has a track record at the operating company level having served for three years as president and COO of Bangor Hydro. Bob will continue as a director for Light & Power Holdings and Barbados Light & Power.
In the Caribbean, Sarah MacDonald assumes a broader portfolio. She remains as president and CEO Grand Bahama Power Co. but takes on additional responsibilities as president of Emera Caribbean, with executive oversight for Light & Power Holdings (including Barbados Light & Power), and assuming responsibility for all business development activity in the Caribbean. Sarah will continue in her role as president of ICD Utilities and as a director for Light & Power Holdings and Barbados Light & Power.
Both Bob Hanf and Sarah MacDonald will continue as members of Emera Business Council which includes the leader of each of Emera's affiliate companies.
Over the next five years, Emera expects to make more than $5 billion in investments in the markets where its companies operate. These leadership appointments are an essential element of Emera's commitment to make sure the investments result in benefit to customers and shareholders.