Scott Balfour, Chairman

Chief Operating Officer, Emera Inc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Scott Balfour was appointed Chief Operating Officer, Northeast & Caribbean in March 2016. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Emera, appointed in April 2012.

Following six years in commercial and corporate banking with TD Bank and Royal Bank of Canada, Scott played a leading role in growing Aecon Group into Canada’s largest publicly traded construction firm. Scott joined Aecon as CFO in 1994 before also taking on the role of President in 2005. During that time, Aecon grew from a $60 million regionally based road building company into a $2.8 billion multi-disciplined contractor and infrastructure developer active across Canada and around the world. During his time as President, Aecon was recognized as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada.

Scott is a former member of Aecon’s Board of Directors as well as a former member and Chair of the Ontario Energy Association Board of Directors. Scott has held a seat on the Infrastructure Committee at the Toronto Board of Trade. He also sits on the board of Martinrea International Inc. Scott holds an Honours Bachelor in Business Administration (HBBA) from Wilfred Laurier University, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business.

Dan Muldoon

Dan Muldoon, Director

Executive Vice President, Major Renewable and Alternative Energy, Emera Inc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dan was appointed Executive Vice President, Major Renewable and Alternative Energy, Emera Inc. in April 2014. Prior to that he has been President and Chief Operating Officer of CNG, Emera Inc., and President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera Utility Services.

Dan has over 27 years of experience with Emera companies. In that time he has held a number of engineering, supervisory and management roles.

Dan is currently serving as a member of the executive committee for Cigre Canada – International Council on Large Electric Systems. Dan has previously served on both the Transmission and Distribution Councils for the Canadian Electricity Association and is a past Board Member of the Cape Breton Partnership.

Dan has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

Ed Kacer

Ed Kacer, Director

Vice President, Operations and Engineering, Emera New Brunswick

As Vice President of Operations and Engineering at Emera New Brunswick, Ed provides executive oversight to the company. At New Mexico Gas, an Emera company, Ed oversees gas delivery, engineering, gas control, gas procurement, operations compliance, inventory management and corporate safety.

Prior to joining New Mexico Gas in 2012, Ed served as the General Manager at Energy West Montana in Great Falls, Montana, where his duties included operations, engineering, compliance, safety, customer service and credit. Previously, he worked in management and engineering roles at Nicor Gas and Cedar Falls Utilities.

Ed received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer.


Stephen Aftanas

Corporate Secretary, Emera Inc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Stephen became the Corporate Secretary for Emera Inc. and Nova Scotia Power Inc. in 2008. Previously, Stephen held the position of Associate Corporate Secretary, and prior to that, he served as Associate General Counsel for Nova Scotia Power and Senior Solicitor, Emera.

Before joining Emera in 2002, Stephen practiced corporate and commercial law as a partner with a Halifax law firm. Stephen practiced law in Winnipeg for several years prior to relocating to Halifax.

An active member of the community, Stephen is past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.


Patrick (Pat) Darrah, Dr., C.M., O.N.B.

Independent Director
Saint John, New Brunswick

A life-long Saint Johner and graduate of St. Malachy's High School, Pat spent more than four decades as the Executive Director of the Saint John Construction Association from 1969-2011. During this time, he managed government and public relations as well as industrial relations, including negotiating for employers with seven provincial and three local Building Trades unions.

Pat is a very active volunteer in the community. He is the President of the Construction Labour Relations Alliance of New Brunswick, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Construction Association of New Brunswick, the National Construction Labour Relations Allaince and other construction and labour related organizations. He is Chair of the Jeux Canada Games Foundation and sits on the Board of Directors of the Imperial Theatre Foundation, among others. Pat played a significant role on the committee that brought the Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) to a reality in 2010.

Pat has received an honourary Doctor of Science from UNB Saint John in October 2004, the Saint John Board of Trade's President's Award in November 2010, together with Doctors John Barry and John Steeves, Associate Dean, for their work in bringing DMNB to a reality. Pat was named to the Order of New Brunswick in 2011 and, most recently, to the Order of Canada in 2014.


Nathalie Godbout

Independent Director
Saint John, New Brunswick

Since her admission to the New Brunswick Bar Association in 1995, Ms. Godbout has practiced in the area of civil litigation as well as administrative and labour law. Ms. Godbout is a founding partner of the law firm Godbout Fawcett in Saint John. Her legal expertise has been focused on professional malpractice defense work. In this capacity, she provides legal defense to professionals from a variety of sectors from throughout the province.

A native of Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Ms. Godbout earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Thomas University where she was the recipient of the President's Scholarship and the Birk's Medal for Leadership. She attended Law School at the University of New Brunswick. Ms. Godbout is fluently bilingual and serves her clients in both official languages.

Ms. Godbout offers her experience to several boards and committees. She currently sits on the Ethics Committee of the New Brunswick Law Society and is the Chair of the Southern New Brunswick Mental Health Tribunal. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of Assumption Life and the Board of Governors of St. Thomas University.  She is a Past-Chair of the Saint John Board of Trade and is a past Board Member of both Enterprise Saint John and Symphony New Brunswick.

In addition to her busy professional life, Ms. Godbout is a wife, mother and a classically trained pianist.


Daryl Wilson, FCA

Independent Director
Saint John, New Brunswick

Now an entrepreneur, Daryl began his career in finance with Clarkson Gordon (now Ernst & Young). He held the position of Auditor General of the Province of New Brunswick and Commissioner of Finance for the City of Saint John, and has been and continues to be active in the community.

Currently, Daryl sits on the boards of Enterprise Saint John, the Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative (BCAPI), Saint John Canada Games Foundation and the Saint John Waterfront Development Corporation and is a member of the Audit Committee of the National Research Council of Canada. Daryl also chairs the Saint John Board of Trade's Retail Forum. He provides consulting services and training on board governance and pension plan administration. Daryl is the owner of Alternatives, a Saint John retail store that sells heating products and bicycles.


Derek Oland

Independent Director
Saint John, New Brunswick

Derek Oland joined the Emera New Brunswick Board of Directors on March 15, 2011. He is the Executive Chairman of Moosehead Breweries Limited with corporate offices and a brewery located in Saint John, New Brunswick. Mr. Oland joined his family's business in 1961 and has held a number of positions with the Company, including President and CEO. In 1997 when Mr. Oland was appointed Chairman of Moosehead, he became the fifth generation member to lead the family company.

Mr. Oland has been active in business and community affairs through his career, including past Chairman of Emera Inc., with which he was involved for 17 years. He is a founding member and the immediate past Chair of the New Brunswick Business Council. In November 2006 Mr. Oland received the New Brunswick Red Cross Humanitarian Award; in June 2007 he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada; and in October 2008, he was elected to the Junior Achievement New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame.

Mr. Oland is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Owner/President Management Program, and in 1998, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of New Brunswick.