Team Member

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Christopher Smith

Vice President, Finance

Chris joined Nova Scotia Power as Vice President of Finance in 2017.

Chris is responsible for leading Nova Scotia Power’s Finance team, ensuring that our financial management and reporting, as well as our financial planning, risk management and internal controls are consistently best-in-class. As a member of the executive leadership team, he plays a key role in leading our overall business and driving our corporate strategy and business priorities to success.

Previously, Chris was President of Heritage Gas Limited, Nova Scotia’s natural gas distributor, since 2015. He joined Heritage Gas in 2004 and held various senior leadership positions. Previously, Chris held various financial and management roles with private sector organizations.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Chris is also a member of the Board of Directors of Sport Nova Scotia, Sacred Heart School of Halifax and the Dalhousie University Faculty of Management.  He is a past member of the Board of the Canadian Gas Association, the Symphony Nova Scotia Board, and the Dalhousie University Board of Governors, where he also chaired the Audit Committee.