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Woman heading Emera’s Caribbean interests

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Woman heading Emera’s Caribbean interests

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A woman will now lead Canadian power company Emera’s major investments in Barbados and the Caribbean.
Sarah MacDonald, who is president and chief executive of Grand Bahama Power Company, has been assigned additional responsibilities as she has been named president of Emera Caribbean Limited, with executive oversight for Light & Power Holdings (including Barbados Light & Power).
MacDonald will also assume responsibility for all business development activity in the Caribbean.
The announcement has come from Chris Huskilson, president and CEO?of Emera Inc., as he revealed a number of executive changes at Emera Inc., Nova Scotia Power and Emera Caribbean.
Huskilson also disclosed that MacDonald would continue in her role as president of ICD Utilities and as a director for Light & Power Holdings and Barbados Light & Power.
“These changes reflect the growth of Emera and our operating companies and take advantage of our leadership depth and strengthen our leadership capacity,” said Huskilson.
According to the Emera president: “MacDonald is doing an excellent job in the turnaround plan for Grand Bahama Power and I know she will apply her experience in stakeholder engagement, utility experience and business development to our other Caribbean assets.”
Meanwhile, a release from the Canadian company revealed that Rob Bennett was promoted to the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer at Emera Inc.
In this new position, Bennett will have a broader scope of responsibility, overseeing all operating assets across Emera, where recent growth has created the need for increased executive focus on operations and integration of new assets into the Emera family of companies.
Bennitt will join the Emera executive team which includes president and CEO Huskilson, executive vice president and chief financial officer Scott Balfour,  executive vice-president of business development and CEO of Emera Newfoundland and Labrador Nancy Tower, chief human resources officer Barbara Meens Thistle and Bruce Marchand, Emera’s chief legal officer.
Among the other appointments are Bob Hanf who is now president and CEO at Nova Scotia Power. Hanf was most recently the executive chairman of Light & Power Holdings in the Caribbean.
According to Emera, Hanf will continue as a director for Light & Power Holdings and Barbados Light & Power.
Regarding the executive changes Huskilson said: “This is an exciting time for our company and our people and we believe these changes will help us to continue to deliver on our commitments to customers in each of these markets and position us well for future growth opportunities.”  (GE/PR)