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

Gianna M. Manes

May 6, 2021, 16:10 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 and the Board Chair Selection Committee in July 2021.

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  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

David G. Hutchens

President and Chief Executive Officer

James R. Reid

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Gary J. Smith

Executive Vice President, Operations and Innovation

Jocelyn H. Perry

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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, Controller

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

Nora M. Duke

Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Chief Human Resource Officer

Douglas J. Haughey

Chair of the Board
Calgary, Alberta

David G. Hutchens

President and CEO, Fortis Inc.
Tucson, Arizona

Jo Mark Zurel

Corporate Director
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Pierre J. Blouin

Chair of the Governance and Sustainability Committee
Montreal, Quebec

Lawrence T. Borgard

Corporate Director
Naples, Florida

Gianna M. Manes

Corporate Director
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Tracey C. Ball

Corporate Director
Victoria, British Columbia

Lisa L. Durocher

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

Margarita K. Dilley

Corporate Director
Washington, DC

Paul J. Bonavia

Corporate Director
Dallas, Texas

Julie A. Dobson

Chair of the Human Resources Committee
Potomac, Maryland

Maura J. Clark

Chair of the Audit Committee
New York, New York

Lisa Crutchfield

Corporate Director
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania

EXECUTIVE

  • David G. Hutchens, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • James R. Reid, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
  • Gary J. Smith, Executive Vice President, Operations and Innovation
  • Jocelyn H. Perry, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
  • 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, Controller
  • 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
  • Nora M. Duke, Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Chief Human Resource Officer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Douglas J. Haughey, Chair of the Board
  • David G. Hutchens, President and CEO, Fortis Inc.
  • Jo Mark Zurel, Corporate Director
  • Pierre J. Blouin, Chair of the Governance and Sustainability Committee
  • Lawrence T. Borgard, Corporate Director
  • Gianna M. Manes, Corporate Director
  • Tracey C. Ball, Corporate Director
  • Lisa L. Durocher, EVP, Financial and Emerging Services, Rogers Communications Inc.
  • Margarita K. Dilley, Corporate Director
  • Paul J. Bonavia, Corporate Director
  • Julie A. Dobson, Chair of the Human Resources Committee
  • Maura J. Clark, Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Lisa Crutchfield, 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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Board Mandate

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Human Resources Committee Mandate

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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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Code of Conduct 

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Shareholder Engagement Policy

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Policy on Reporting Allegations of Suspected Improper Conduct and Wrongdoing (Speak Up Policy)

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Board and Executive Diversity Policy

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Majority Voting Policy

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Political Engagement Policy

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Anti-Corruption Policy

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