Team Member

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Wayne O'Connor

President and CEO

Wayne has been with the Emera companies since 2003. Currently he is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Power; a role he assumed in October 2019.

Wayne leads a team of 1,700 dedicated, safety-focused employees and more than $4 billion worth of generation, transmission and distribution assets. He also leads the strategy addressing our customers’ demand for cleaner, affordable and reliable energy, including the ongoing decarbonization of Nova Scotia Power’s generation fleet.

Prior to this role, Wayne has held a series of executive leadership positions in Emera companies, including Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy of Emera Inc., Executive Vice President, Operations for Nova Scotia Power, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera Energy.

Previously, Wayne held various roles within TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Pipelines). He has extensive experience in marketing and trading in markets, energy market, related financial products and risk management expertise gained over more than 25 years in the industry.

Wayne has a Bachelor of Management, Marketing from the University of Lethbridge and currently serves as the Chair on the Board of Governors of Armbrae Academy.