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.

 

Board Bios

Douglas J. Haughey

Mar 9, 2016, 11:59 AM
Job title:
Chair of the Board
Place:
Calgary, Alberta
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Douglas J. Haughey is Chair of the Board of Fortis.

Mr. Haughey was Chief Executive Officer of The Churchill Corporation, a commercial construction and industrial services company focused on the western Canadian market, from 2012 through 2013. From 2010 through its successful sale to Pembina Pipeline in April 2012, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Provident Energy Ltd., an owner/operator of natural gas liquids midstream facilities. From 1999 through 2008, Mr. Haughey held several executive roles with Spectra Energy and its predecessor companies. He had overall responsibility for its western Canadian natural gas midstream business, was President and Chief Executive Officer of Spectra Energy Income Fund and also led Spectra’s strategic development and mergers and acquisitions teams based in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Haughey graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Administration and from the University of Calgary with an MBA. He holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mr. Haughey joined the Fortis Board in May 2009 and was appointed Chair of the Board of Fortis in September 2016.  He serves on all Board Committees. Mr. Haughey served as Chair of the Human Resources Committee from March 2015 to September 2016. He served on the Board of Directors of FortisAlberta from April 2010 and served as its Chair from 2013 to February 2016.
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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

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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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