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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Joseph L. Welch

May 5, 2017, 14:47 PM
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Corporate Director
Place:
Longboat Key, Florida
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Joseph L. Welch is a Corporate Director of Fortis.

Mr. Welch serves as Chairman of the Board of ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC). He retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of ITC effective October 31, 2016 following its acquisition by Fortis. He began his career in the utility business in 1971, established ITCTransmission in Michigan as a stand-alone entity from its parent corporation in 2003, and subsequently led ITC’s growth into the largest independent electric transmission company in the United States.

Mr. Welch graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering). He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Michigan.

Mr. Welch has served as Chairman of the Board of ITC since 2008.
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  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Barry V. Perry

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jocelyn H. Perry

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Phonse J. Delaney

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Nora M. Duke

Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Chief Human Resource Officer

David G. Hutchens

Executive Vice President, Western Utility Operations

James P. Laurito

Executive Vice President, Business Development

James R. Reid

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Gary J. Smith

Executive Vice President of Eastern Canadian and Caribbean Operations

Stephanie A. Amaimo

Vice President, Investor Relations

Karen J. Gosse

Vice President, Treasury and Planning

Karen M. McCarthy

Vice President, Communications and Corporate Affairs

Regan O’Dea

Vice President, General Counsel

James D. Roberts

Vice President, Controller

Douglas J. Haughey

Chair of the Board
Calgary, Alberta

Barry V. Perry

President and CEO, Fortis Inc.
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Tracey C. Ball

Chair of the Audit Committee
Edmonton, Alberta

Pierre J. Blouin

Corporate Director
Ile Bizard, Quebec

Paul J. Bonavia

Corporate Director
Dallas, Texas

Lawrence T. Borgard

Corporate Director
Naples, Florida

Maura J. Clark

Corporate Director
New York, New York

Margarita K. Dilley

Corporate Director
Washington, D.C.

Julie A. Dobson

Corporate Director
Potomac, Maryland

Ida J. Goodreau

Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee
Vancouver, British Columbia

Joseph L. Welch

Corporate Director
Longboat Key, Florida

Jo Mark Zurel

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

EXECUTIVE

  • Barry V. Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Jocelyn H. Perry, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
  • Phonse J. Delaney, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
  • Nora M. Duke, Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Chief Human Resource Officer
  • David G. Hutchens, Executive Vice President, Western Utility Operations
  • James P. Laurito, Executive Vice President, Business Development
  • James R. Reid, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
  • Gary J. Smith , Executive Vice President of Eastern Canadian and Caribbean Operations
  • Stephanie A. Amaimo, Vice President, Investor Relations
  • Karen J. Gosse, Vice President, Treasury and Planning
  • Karen M. McCarthy, Vice President, Communications and Corporate Affairs
  • Regan O’Dea, Vice President, General Counsel
  • James D. Roberts, Vice President, Controller

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Douglas J. Haughey, Chair of the Board
  • Barry V. Perry, President and CEO, Fortis Inc.
  • Tracey C. Ball, Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Pierre J. Blouin, Corporate Director
  • Paul J. Bonavia, Corporate Director
  • Lawrence T. Borgard, Corporate Director
  • Maura J. Clark, Corporate Director
  • Margarita K. Dilley, Corporate Director
  • Julie A. Dobson, Corporate Director
  • Ida J. Goodreau, Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee
  • Joseph L. Welch, Corporate Director
  • Jo Mark Zurel, Chair of the Human Resources Committee

Mandates and Position Descriptions

The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring effective leadership of the Corporation and providing oversight in key areas with specific mandates.
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The stewardship of the Corporation is primarily the responsibility of the Board and three standing Committees of the Board, which work closely with the President and Chief Executive Officer.
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