Bob Hanf, B.A., LL.B., ICD.D
President and CEO
Bob was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Power Inc. in January 2013.
to his appointment, Bob spent a decade in various senior roles with the
Emera group of companies, earning valuable experience and demonstrating
a deep commitment to building relationships and enhancing customer
Before joining Nova Scotia Power, Bob served as
Executive Chairman of Light & Power Holdings in Barbados. Prior to
his position in the Caribbean, Bob was Chief Legal Officer for Emera,
and President and COO at Bangor Hydro Electric Company in Maine.
grew up in Yarmouth and earned his law degree at Dalhousie University.
He worked in Western Canada’s energy sector before returning to Nova
Scotia in 2002.
Bob serves his community as Vice-Chair of the IWK
Health Centre Board and on the Dalhousie University Board of Governors.
He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Atlantic
Chapter) and recently completed his Masters of Divinity at the Atlantic
School of Theology.
Executive Vice President, Operations
Executive Vice President, Operations, Wayne is responsible for Finance
and IT, Power Generation, Regulatory Affairs and Legal Services and
Technical & Construction Services.
Prior to his role with NS
Power, Wayne was President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Emera
Energy. Wayne has
been integral to the establishment and growth of energy marketing and
trading at Emera since joining the company in 2003 as Director,
Operations. He was named President and COO in 2008. Prior to joining
Emera Energy, he held various roles within TransCanada Pipelines. He
brings extensive marketing and trading in markets, energy market,
related financial products and risk management expertise gained over
more than 20 years in the industry to this new role at NS Power. Wayne
is a proven leader – under his direction, Emera Energy has strengthened
its position as Atlantic Canada’s premier energy marketing company, and
expanded its business to include the 260 MW Bayside Power plant, a
natural gas generating facility in Saint John; and recently, a 370 MW of
wind energy facilities through its investment in First Wind.
has a Bachelor of Management, Marketing from the University of
Lethbridge. Wayne serves as Chair on the Board of Governors of
Executive Vice President, Customer experience
is the newest member of the leadership team, joining Nova Scotia Power
in March of 2015. As Executive Vice President, Customer Experience,
Chuck focuses on improving services for our customers and advancing
technology solutions to improve the overall customer experience. Chuck
also helps Nova Scotia Power to improve our connections with communities
throughout the province to ensure that the company becomes more focused
on working with stakeholders at the community level to better
understand their priorities and ways that Nova Scotia Power can
contribute to the economic development of the province.
is the former Senior Vice President of Customer Service with Bell
Aliant. He began his career with the former Maritime Telephone and
Telegraph (MTT) and has held roles of increasing responsibility over the
twenty eight years he worked with the company, through the company’s
evolution to Bell Aliant. In his previous role he spearheaded the
strategy to transform the customer experience and drove improvements in
customer satisfaction across the region. Chuck’s prior roles include
Chief Operating Officer, Aliant Mobility; Vice President, Customer
Services and Consumer Marketing, Aliant; and Chief Engineer, Wireless
Network Development, MTT.
Chuck graduated from the Technical
University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie University) with a Bachelor of
Engineering degree and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree, and
has earned his Professional Engineering designation.
Vice President, Power Generation and Delivery
is responsible for managing operations and fuel purchases for all NS
Power generating stations. This includes NS Power’s coal, natural
gas, wind turbine and hydroelectric plants, as well as renewable energy
purchased from independent producers. Further responsibilities include
control center operations, system maintenance, and transmission and
distribution field operations.
Since joining the company in 1988
as a staff engineer, Mark has held numerous positions, including Plant
Engineer and Business Manager at the Lingan Generating Station, Manager
of Hydro Production, and General Manager of Customer Operations. In
2003, Mark joined Emera as the Director of Operations, responsible for
business development. He returned to NS Power in 2005 as the Director of
Fuels, Energy and Risk Management where he remained until taking on his
current role in 2010.
Mark holds a Bachelor degree in
Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia,
(now part of Dalhousie University), and is a registered Professional
Engineer with Engineers Nova Scotia.
Mark sits on the board of
directors for Junior Achievement (JA) Nova Scotia, and has previously
been a board member of JA Cape Breton. Mark has been a member of both
the Fossil Advisory Board and the Silicon Island Advisory Board, and is
the Generation Council Representative for the Canadian Electricity
Vice President, Finance
joined NS Power in 2005, first as Controller and then Vice President of
Finance and Information Technology. Claudette took on the role of
President and COO of Emera Utility Services in 2013 providing leadership
and operational excellence.
Returning to Emera in 2014,
Claudette assumed the role of Vice President Emera Finance and recently
added Vice President of Finance at NS Power to her responsibilities.
Claudette is a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University and is a
Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining the Emera group of companies,
Claudette held various senior management positions within the
information technology and natural gas industries.
Claudette is a
board member for the United Way, an active volunteer with Prostate
Cancer Canada and she sits on several Professional Development
Committees. She previously served on the board of Symphony Nova Scotia.
Vice president of corporate affairs
Judith is focused on Nova Scotia Power's strategic direction and the
various ways our company can contribute to the economic viability of the
province. Judith retired from the Province of Nova Scotia where she
held the position of Deputy Minister of Justice. Prior to this
appointment Judith served as Deputy Minister of Labour & Advanced
Education, Office of Immigration and Status of Women; Assistant Deputy
Minister and then Deputy Minister of Community Services.
began her public service career in 1995 when she was named Chief Appeals
Commissioner for the Worker's Compensation Appeals Tribunal. She later
joined the Nova Scotia Department of Justice as a legal advisor.
began her legal career as a member of the litigation group at the
Halifax law firm of Cox Hansen and she holds a Bachelor of Laws degree
from Dalhousie University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from
the University of Kings College.
Judith recently joined the Board of
Directors of Phoenix House and is a past member of the Board of the
Children’s Aid Society of Halifax.
General Manager, Regulatory Affairs
is responsible for legal services at Nova Scotia Power. Prior to
becoming Assistant General Counsel in 2010, David was the Vice President
of Legal and Regulatory Affairs for Emera Energy, where he provided
advice on a broad range of corporate and commercial issues, as well as
mergers and acquisitions. Having previously worked with Aliant Inc. and
the Government of Nova Scotia as a Director of Policy and Regulatory
Affairs, David is well-versed in the complexities of regulatory
environments and their impact on today’s business. He began his legal
career as an advocate at Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales.
earned a combined LLB and MBA from Dalhousie University and also has a
Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University. He was
admitted as a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society in 1996.
David served two terms as a board member with the Canadian Corporate
Counsel Association and is committed to advancing the practice of law
through continuous professional and personal development. David
currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Cancer
Society, Nova Scotia Division, and is an avid fundraiser in support of
the that organization as well as the Arthritis Society and the ALS
General Manager, Human Resources
General Manager of Human Resources, Sian has overall responsibility for
recruitment and retention strategies, client and employee services and
all other functions within Human Resources. She has been integral to the
formation and development of programs and initiatives related to
recruitment, labour relations and employee relations since joining Nova
Scotia Power in 2009.
Prior to joining the company, Sian held
roles as the Staffing and Development Manager for the Pepsi Bottling
Group and the Human Resources Manager for Casino Nova Scotia &
Hotel. Sian graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of
Arts and from Dalhousie University with a Masters in Public
A native of Nova Scotia, Sian grew up in Pictou
County. She is active with Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia
(HRANS) and the Human Resources Committee of Canadian Electricity in
Canada (CEA), and is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP).
General Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
General Manager of Communications and Public Affairs, Sasha is
responsible for all aspects of communications and government relations
for Nova Scotia Power. This includes strategic communication, media
relations, stakeholder management and the effective management of
relationships with government officials at every level. Sasha is
well-versed in the intricacies of the Nova Scotia energy landscape as
she joined the NS Power team in 2014 after working as the Director of
Corporate Communications at Emera for seven years.
joining Emera, Sasha was first the Press Secretary and then
Communications Director for the Office of Premier Rodney MacDonald, and
had been a consultant with MT&L (National) Public Relations. Sasha
was born in Northern New Brunswick but grew up in Halifax and has a
Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Mount Allison University.
Sasha is a long-time volunteer member and past chair of the Danny
Gallivan Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament committee and was also a
fundraiser and boxing participant in Shelters Nova Scotia’s “Fight for
Change” event. Sasha was awarded the Canadian Progress Club’s Women of
Excellence Award in Communications and Public Affairs in 2010.