Our Leadership Team

Meet our Leadership Team

Mark Sidebottom

Mark Sidebottom

Chief Clean Energy Officer

Mark was appointed Chief Clean Energy Officer of Nova Scotia Power Inc. in 2022, after holding the Chief Operating Officer position since 2016. In 2021, Mark’s focus moved to leading the company’s decarbonization strategy, with a mandate to significantly reduce carbon emissions while integrating new technologies, innovations, and greener solutions to meet the energy needs of customers.

Mark began his career at Nova Scotia Power over 30 years ago and throughout his tenure has managed almost all functions of generating and delivering electricity to customers. He designed, built, and managed power plants, ensured reliable delivery of electricity to retail customers, and managed fuel portfolios.

Mark is a past chair of the Board of Directors of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. He is a past treasurer and board member of Junior Achievement Nova Scotia, the Fossil Advisory Board, and the Silicon Island Advisory Board. Mark is also the former Chair of the Generation Council for the Canadian Electricity Association.

Mark holds a Bachelor's 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.