Corporate Governance

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Jo Mark Zurel

May 5, 2016, 15:33 PM
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Corporate Director
Place:
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Jo Mark Zurel is a Corporate Director of Fortis.

From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Zurel was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CHC Helicopter Corporation. Mr. Zurel serves on several private and public sector boards, including Highland Copper Company Inc. and Major Drilling Group International Inc. He also serves on the board of the Institute of Corporate Directors. 

Mr. Zurel graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Professional Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador. He holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mr. Zurel was appointed to the Human Resources Committee in May 2016 and served as Chair of the Human Resources Committee from May 2018 to May 2022. He was appointed to the Audit Committee in May 2017.  Mr. Zurel served as a director of Newfoundland Power Inc. from January 2008 and as Chair of that Board from April 2012 until July 2016.

Other Public Board Memberships:
  • Highland Copper Company Inc.
  • Major Drilling Group International Inc.
  • EXECUTIVE
  • 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 R. Reid

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Gary J. Smith

Executive Vice President, Operations and Innovation

Stuart I. Lochray

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets and Business Development

Stephanie A. Amaimo

Vice President, Investor Relations

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

Douglas J. Haughey

Chair of the Board
Calgary, Alberta

David G. Hutchens

President and CEO, Fortis Inc.
Tucson, Arizona

Tracey C. Ball

Corporate Director
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

Chair of the Audit Committee
New York, New York

Lisa Crutchfield

Corporate Director
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania

Margarita K. Dilley

Corporate Director
Washington, DC

Julie A. Dobson

Chair of the Human Resources Committee
Potomac, Maryland

Lisa L. Durocher

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

Gianna M. Manes

Corporate Director
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Jo Mark Zurel

Corporate Director
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

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 R. Reid, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
  • Gary J. Smith, Executive Vice President, Operations and Innovation
  • Stuart I. Lochray, Senior Vice President, Capital Markets and Business Development
  • Stephanie A. Amaimo, Vice President, Investor Relations
  • 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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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


  • Jo Mark Zurel, Corporate Director
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