Corporate Governance

The Board and the management of Fortis acknowledge the critical importance of good corporate governance practices in the proper conduct of the affairs of the Corporation. The Corporation’s governance framework is routinely reviewed and examined against evolving best practices to ensure that the Board continues to effectively oversee the management and business affairs of the Corporation.

 

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Gianna M. Manes

May 6, 2021, 16:10 PM
Job title:
Corporate Director
Place:
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Gianna Manes
Gianna M. Manes is a Corporate Director of Fortis.

Ms. Manes was President and Chief Executive Officer of ENMAX Corporation, an electricity company with operations in Alberta and Maine, from 2012 until her retirement in July 2020. She has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector in Canada, the United States and Europe. Prior to joining ENMAX, she worked for Duke Energy, one of the largest integrated utilities in North America, and held a number of executive positions including Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer from 2008 to 2012.

Ms. Manes graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and from the University of Houston with an MBA. She completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University and holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

She was appointed to the Audit Committee and Human Resources Committee in May 2021 and the Board Chair Selection Committee in July 2021.

Other Public Board Memberships:
  • Keyera Corporation 


    • EXECUTIVE
    • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    David G. Hutchens

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Jocelyn H. Perry

    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

    Nora M. Duke

    Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Chief Human Resource Officer

    James R. Reid

    Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

    Gary J. Smith

    Executive Vice President, Operations and Innovation

    Stuart I. Lochray

    Senior Vice President, Capital Markets and Business Development

    Stephanie A. Amaimo

    Vice President, Investor Relations

    Karen J. Gosse

    Vice President, Controller

    Ronald J. Hinsley

    Vice President, Chief Information Officer

    Karen M. McCarthy

    Vice President, Communications and Corporate Affairs

    Regan P. O’Dea

    Vice President, General Counsel

    Douglas J. Haughey

    Chair of the Board
    Calgary, Alberta

    David G. Hutchens

    President and CEO, Fortis Inc.
    Tucson, Arizona

    Tracey C. Ball

    Corporate Director
    Victoria, British Columbia

    Pierre J. Blouin

    Chair of the Governance and Sustainability Committee
    Montreal, Quebec

    Paul J. Bonavia

    Corporate Director
    Dallas, Texas

    Lawrence T. Borgard

    Corporate Director
    Naples, Florida

    Maura J. Clark

    Chair of the Audit Committee
    New York, New York

    Lisa Crutchfield

    Corporate Director
    Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania

    Margarita K. Dilley

    Corporate Director
    Washington, DC

    Julie A. Dobson

    Corporate Director
    Potomac, Maryland

    Lisa L. Durocher

    EVP, Financial and Emerging Services, Rogers Communications Inc.
    Whitby, Ontario

    Gianna M. Manes

    Corporate Director
    Fort Mill, South Carolina

    Jo Mark Zurel

    Chair of the Human Resources Committee
    St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

    EXECUTIVE

    • David G. Hutchens, President and Chief Executive Officer
    • Jocelyn H. Perry, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
    • Nora M. Duke, Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Chief Human Resource Officer
    • James R. Reid, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
    • Gary J. Smith, Executive Vice President, Operations and Innovation
    • Stuart I. Lochray, Senior Vice President, Capital Markets and Business Development
    • Stephanie A. Amaimo, Vice President, Investor Relations
    • Karen J. Gosse, Vice President, Controller
    • Ronald J. Hinsley, Vice President, Chief Information Officer
    • Karen M. McCarthy, Vice President, Communications and Corporate Affairs
    • Regan P. O’Dea, Vice President, General Counsel

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    • Douglas J. Haughey, Chair of the Board
    • David G. Hutchens, President and CEO, Fortis Inc.
    • Tracey C. Ball, Corporate Director
    • Pierre J. Blouin, Chair of the Governance and Sustainability Committee
    • Paul J. Bonavia, Corporate Director
    • Lawrence T. Borgard, Corporate Director
    • Maura J. Clark, Chair of the Audit Committee
    • Lisa Crutchfield, Corporate Director
    • Margarita K. Dilley, Corporate Director
    • Julie A. Dobson, Corporate Director
    • Lisa L. Durocher, EVP, Financial and Emerging Services, Rogers Communications Inc.
    • Gianna M. Manes, Corporate Director
    • Keyera Corporation 


  • Jo Mark Zurel, Chair of the Human Resources Committee
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