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

Tracey C. Ball

Mar 2, 2016, 11:59 AM
Job title:
Corporate Director
Place:
Victoria, British Columbia
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Tracey Ball
Tracey C. Ball is a Corporate Director of Fortis.

Ms. Ball retired in September 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Western Bank Group. Prior to joining a predecessor to Canadian Western Bank Group in 1987, she worked in public accounting and consulting. Ms. Ball has served on several private and public sector boards, including the Province of Alberta Audit Committee and the Financial Executives Institute of Canada.

Ms. Ball graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts (Commerce). She is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. Ms. Ball was elected as a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta in 2007. She holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Ms. Ball was appointed to the Audit Committee in May 2014 and served as the Chair of the Audit Committee from May 2017 to May 2021. She was appointed to the Governance and Sustainability Committee in May 2017 and the Board Chair Selection Committee in July 2021. Ms. Ball has served on the board of directors of FortisBC Energy and FortisBC since April 2018. She served on the board of directors of FortisAlberta from April 2011 to April 2018 and as Chair of that Board from February 2016 to February 2018.
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  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

David G. Hutchens

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jocelyn H. Perry

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

James R. Reid

Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Chief Legal Officer

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

Julie M. Avery

Vice President, Controller

Karen J. Gosse

Vice President, Finance

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

Kevin D. Woodbury

Vice President, Innovation and Technology

Douglas J. Haughey

Chair of the Board
Calgary, Alberta

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

Chair of the Human Resources Committee
Potomac, Maryland

Lisa L. Durocher

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

David G. Hutchens

President and CEO, Fortis Inc.
Tucson, Arizona

Gianna M. Manes

Corporate Director
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Jo Mark Zurel

Corporate Director
St. John, Newfoundland and Labrador

EXECUTIVE

  • David G. Hutchens, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Jocelyn H. Perry, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
  • James R. Reid, Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Chief Legal Officer
  • 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
  • Julie M. Avery, Vice President, Controller
  • Karen J. Gosse, Vice President, Finance
  • 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
  • Kevin D. Woodbury, Vice President, Innovation and Technology

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Douglas J. Haughey, Chair of the Board
  • 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, Chair of the Human Resources Committee
  • Lisa L. Durocher, EVP, Financial and Emerging Services, Rogers Communications Inc.
  • David G. Hutchens, President and CEO, Fortis Inc.
  • Gianna M. Manes, Corporate Director
  • Jo Mark Zurel, Corporate Director

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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