Cassandra Dorrington Appointed to Nova Scotia Power Board

HALIFAX, NS – The Nova Scotia Power Board of Directors welcomes experienced business leader, Cassandra Dorrington as its newest member.

“The NS Power Board will greatly benefit from Cassandra’s executive and leadership experience,” says Scott Balfour, NSPI Board Chair.  “Her significant business experience in a number of industries across Canada, along with her proven track record of building strategic relationships will be an asset to our team.”

Cassandra has spent more than 30 years working in private and not-for-profit organizations.  After working in various human resources roles for 17 years with MTT/Aliant Inc., the New Glasgow native worked with Deloitte in the human capital practice before cofounding and becoming President of Vale & Associates Human Resource Management and Consulting.  For six years, Cassandra advised clients on everything from HR strategy, performance management and executive and senior management coaching.  In 2010 she moved to Toronto to become President & CEO of the national, not-for-profit organization the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC). 

At CAMSC, Cassandra leads efforts to promote and facilitate procurement opportunities between Canadian and US corporations and businesses owned, managed, and controlled by Indigenous Persons and People of Colour.  Under her leadership, the corporate member base has increased by 175%, establishing a diverse multi-industry base across North America.

Cassandra’s interest and continued commitment to Nova Scotia is demonstrated through her extensive community volunteer work.  She is currently Chair of the FAIR committee and Vice Chair of the Dalhousie University Board of Governors and past Board Chair for the Black Business Enterprises.  She is also a board member with Elevate International and a founding member of Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC).  Cassandra has served on the Board of Directors of the Sobey’s School of Business Advisory Board (Saint Mary’s University), Mount Saint Vincent University Board of Governors, Kings College Board of Governors Racial Equity Committee, Atlantic Provinces Chamber of Commerce, Techsploration and Veith House.  She is former Board Chair for organizations including CPA Canada and CMA Canada National Board and Adsum House. 

Among her many accolades, Cassandra has been the recipient of the Woman of Excellence Award, the Influential Woman in Diversity and HR award and was named one of Atlantic Canada’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2021.

“The ongoing transition of NS Power towards sustainable energy sources is integral to the success and stability of an inclusive Nova Scotian economy,” says Cassandra Dorrington.  “I am excited to be part of the Board of Directors at such a pivotal time.”



About Nova Scotia Power

Nova Scotia Power Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emera Inc. (TSX-EMA), a diversified energy and services company. Nova Scotia Power provides 95% of the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power to more than 525,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across Nova Scotia. The company is focused on new technologies to enhance customer service and reliability, reduce emissions and add renewable energy. Nova Scotia Power has over 1,700 employees and $4.1 billion in operating assets. Learn more at


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