Emera and Nova Scotia Power announce executive changes

Effective August 1, Bob Hanf, currently President and CEO of NSP, will assume the new role of Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Regulatory Affairs with Emera. In this new role, Hanf will lead strategy and alignment for all teams across Emera companies in the areas of stakeholder and regulatory relations, safety, environment, communications and government relations.

Also effective August 1, Karen Hutt, currently Emera’s Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, will become President and CEO of NSP. Since joining Emera in 2001, Hutt has held increasingly senior leadership positions with Emera. Recently, she played a critical role in the TECO Energy acquisition, helping to secure, advance and close the transaction.

Hanf has served in roles as diverse as Emera’s Chief Legal Officer, President and COO of Bangor Hydro, and Executive Chairman of Light & Power Holdings in the Caribbean. Throughout his career, he has built a strong track record, providing leadership on important customer, community and regulatory issues. This new senior leadership role will bring to bear Hanf’s strengths, and build on the important work he did most recently as NSP’s President and CEO.

Hutt first joined Nova Scotia Power to help implement its customer focused strategy. Since then, she has led a number of commercial and business development initiatives at Emera Energy and Emera Inc., gaining a deep understanding of customer and regulatory issues, and forming strategic relationships in markets as diverse as Canada, New England and New Mexico. Prior to her current role, Hutt served as Emera Energy’s Executive Vice President, Commercial, as well as President of Northeast Wind, where she gained extensive marketing, customer service, strategy, and business development experience.