President & CEO
Karen Hutt has been with the Emera companies since 2001. Currently she is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Power Inc.; a role she assumed in August 2016. Karen is passionately focused on bringing the customer into the centre of every conversation and helping prepare Nova Scotia Power for the changing energy landscape.
Karen first joined Nova Scotia Power in 2001. Through progressively senior roles, she has led a range of customer, strategy, business growth and regulatory initiatives in markets as diverse as Canada, New England, New Mexico and Florida.
Previously, as Emera’s Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, Karen was part of the team who executed the TECO Energy transaction; a transformational deal that doubled the size of Emera. Prior to that, she served as Emera Energy’s Executive Vice President, Commercial, and President, Northeast Wind. In all of her roles, Karen has demonstrated a strong focus on building strategic relationships, achieving results through teamwork, creating growth, and applying innovative thinking to meet customer needs.
An active supporter of the local community, Karen currently serves as Past Chair of the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. She also serves on the Acadia Board of Governors. Karen is a past Trustee of the IWK Foundation Board and Past-Chair of the Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia Board of Directors. Karen has degrees from Acadia University and Mount Saint Vincent University, and has an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.