Julia Rivard Dexter appointed to Nova Scotia Power Board


The Nova Scotia Power Board of Directors welcomes innovative tech entrepreneur and former Olympian, Julia Rivard Dexter as its newest member.

Julia brings a valued perspective to the Nova Scotia Power Board,” says Scott Balfour, NSPI Board Chair.  “Julia’s expertise in the digital space is an asset to our team as Nova Scotia Power continues to develop innovative solutions for customers and deploys its digital strategy.”

Julia has led several successful technology ventures, including her time as CEO of SheepDogInc.ca, Google’s first North American premier Apps partner.  She is currently co-founder and CEO of Squiggle Park which aims to improve literacy rates for children worldwide.  Julia is also a world class paddler, having competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia as a member of the Canadian Canoe Kayak team.

An experienced board member, Julia is also recognized as a technology industry leader with a history of award-winning performance. She was honoured with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2014 for her volunteer work, the same year she was the runner up for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2015, Julia was awarded the BMO Global Growth and Innovation Award and in 2018 she was recognized as one of Canada’s Inspiring 50 Women in STEM presented by the Dutch Embassy in Canada with the support of the Senate of Canada.

Skilled in building high-performance teams and cross-sector partnerships, Julia has contributed to the growth of the innovation sector in Nova Scotia and more broadly, in Canada. This Olympian and community supporter has held positions in Canadian Olympic sport, government stewardship and in the arts and culture community.

“I look forward to working with the Board to help Nova Scotia Power become a leader in innovation as we continue to deliver on our commitments to Nova Scotians, and meet the needs of our changing world,” says Julia.