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:
Chair of the Audit Committee
Place:
Edmonton, Alberta
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Tracey C. Ball is Chair of the Audit Committee 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. She currently serves on the City of Edmonton LRT Governance Board.

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 became Chair of the Audit Committee in May 2017. She was appointed to the Governance and Nominating Committee in May 2017. 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 and as Chair of that Board from February 2016 to February 2018.
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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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