Our Leadership Team
Board of Directors
Our board is made up of nine members and is chaired by Scott Balfour.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Mr. Balfour was appointed Chair of the board of directors in May 2016. He has been Chief Operating Officer, Northeast and Caribbean since March 1, 2016. Prior to that, he had been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since April 16, 2012. From May 2011 to April 2012, Mr. Balfour was President of Ensimian Capital Corporation. From September 2005 to January 2011, he was President and Chief Financial Officer of Aecon Group Inc., a Canadian publicly traded construction and infrastructure development company.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Mr. Eisenhauer returned to Nova Scotia Power’s Board in May 2019 as Lead Independent Director. He previously served on the Board between 2008 and 2016, and as Chair from 2011 to 2016. Mr. Eisenhauer is the President and CEO of AGL Group Holdings Limited (formerly ABCO Group Limited). He is a Professional Engineer and a Chartered Professional Accountant. Committed to the success of our region, he served as a member of the Board of Nova Scotia Business Inc. from 2005 to January 2013. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Stelia Aerospace North America Inc., a member of the Advisory Board of Atlantic Industries Limited, and a board member of Develop Nova Scotia.
Fall River, Nova Scotia
Mr. Bragg has been a board member since 2010. He has been CEO of Eastlink, a cable and communications company, and its associated communications companies since 1999. Prior to 1999, Mr. Bragg held various management positions with the Bragg Group of Companies.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Ms. Greer has been on the board of directors since 2014. She is the former President and CEO of AMIRIX Systems Inc./Vemco (2002-2012), a company engaged in the design, manufacturing and worldwide export of underwater acoustic marine tracking devices. Prior to AMIRIX, Ms. Greer held various management positions with Bristol Communications and MTT/Aliant (now Bell Aliant).
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Mr. Ivany has been a board member since 2011. He has been President and Vice Chancellor of Acadia University since April 2009 and from 2007 to 2009 was Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia. Mr. Ivany was President and CEO of Nova Scotia Community College from 1998 to 2005 and, prior to that, served as Executive Vice-President at the University College of Cape Breton.
J. Mark Rodger
Mr. Rodger joined the board of directors in 2018. He is the Toronto Regional Co-Chair of the Electricity Markets Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, and a senior partner in the Toronto office. For over 25 years, Mr. Rodger has served as counsel to a broad range of government, industrial, institutional and commercial energy consumers; local distribution and transmission companies; generators; energy retailers; out-of-province electricity importers; and, energy regulators.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Mr. Janega joined the board in May, 2018. He is Chief Operating Officer, Electric Utilities, Canada, US Northeast and Caribbean at Emera Inc. and President and CEO of Emera Newfoundland & Labrador (ENL). Rick held a series of increasingly senior roles, including Chief Operating Officer for Nova Scotia Power, overseeing transmission and distribution, fuels, generation and customer service. He began his career working in construction management, manufacturing, and the pulp and paper industry.
Julia Rivard Dexter
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Ms. Rivard Dexter joined the board in February, 2020. An innovative tech entrepreneur and former Olympian, Ms. Dexter 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. An experienced board member, Julia is also recognized as a technology industry leader with a history of award-winning performance.
Ms. Dorrington 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). Ms. Dorrington 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.