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

Apr 21, 2021, 16:26 PM
Job title:
Corporate Director
Place:
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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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.
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  • 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 P. Laurito

Executive Vice President, Business Development and Chief Technology Officer

James R. Reid

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Gary J. Smith

Executive Vice President, Eastern Canadian and Caribbean Operations

Stephanie A. Amaimo

Vice President, Investor Relations

Karen J. Gosse

Vice President, Treasury and Planning

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

James D. Roberts

Vice President, Controller

Stuart Lochray

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets and Business Development

Douglas J. Haughey

Chair of the Board
Calgary, Alberta

David G. Hutchens

President and CEO, Fortis Inc.
Tucson, Arizona

Tracey C. Ball

Chair of the Audit Committee
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

Corporate Director
New York, New York

Margarita K. Dilley

Corporate Director
Washington, D.C.

Julie A. Dobson

Corporate Director
Potomac, Maryland

Lisa L. Durocher

Corporate Director
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

Lisa Crutchfield

Corporate Director
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania

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 P. Laurito, Executive Vice President, Business Development and Chief Technology Officer
  • James R. Reid, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
  • Gary J. Smith, Executive Vice President, Eastern Canadian and Caribbean Operations
  • Stephanie A. Amaimo, Vice President, Investor Relations
  • Karen J. Gosse, Vice President, Treasury and Planning
  • 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
  • James D. Roberts, Vice President, Controller
  • Stuart Lochray, Senior Vice President, Capital Markets and Business Development

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Douglas J. Haughey, Chair of the Board
  • David G. Hutchens, President and CEO, Fortis Inc.
  • Tracey C. Ball, Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Pierre J. Blouin, Chair of the Governance and Sustainability Committee
  • 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
  • Lisa L. Durocher, Corporate Director
  • Gianna M. Manes, Corporate Director
  • Jo Mark Zurel, Chair of the Human Resources Committee
  • Lisa Crutchfield, Corporate Director

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