Karen Hutt was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Power Inc. in August 2016.
Karen joined Nova Scotia Power in 2001 and since then has led a range of customer, business growth and regulatory initiatives in markets as diverse as Canada, New England, New Mexico and Florida.
Previously, as Emera’s Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, Karen played an important role in the TECO Energy transaction, helping to secure, advance and close this transformational deal. Prior to that, she served as Emera Energy’s Executive Vice President, Commercial, and President, Northeast Wind. In all of her roles, Karen has demonstrated a strong focus on building and leveraging strategic relationships, advancing business goals, creating growth, and applying innovative thinking to meet customer needs.
An active supporter of her community, Karen currently serves as Chair of the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and as a member of the Acadia University Board of Governors. She is a past Trustee on the IWK Foundation Board, Past-Chair of the Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia Board of Directors and a past Board Member of the Nova Scotia Arthritis Society. Karen has degrees from Acadia University and Mount Saint Vincent University. She is a member of the Canadian Electricity Association and of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Atlantic Region).