Board of Directors

Dan-MuldoonDan Muldoon, Chairman Emera New Brunswick

Executive Vice President, Project Development and Operations Support, Emera Inc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia


Dan has been with Emera for over three decades. During this time, he has held a number of engineering, supervisory and senior management roles including Executive Vice President, Major Renewable and Alternative Energy; President and Chief Operating Officer of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Emera Inc.; and President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera Utility Services.

Dan is a past member of the executive committee for Cigre Canada – International Council on Large Electric Systems. He 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 (Dalhousie University).



Stephen AftanasStephen Aftanas

Director, Emera New Brunswick 
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.


Daryl WilsonDaryl Wilson, FCPA, FCA

Independent Director
Saint John, New Brunswick

Daryl currently has a consulting practice specializing in Board Governance.

He began his career as an auditor with Clarkson and Gordon (now Ernst and Young). He was Auditor General for the Province of New Brunswick and Commissioner of Finance for the City of Saint John. He also owned Alternatives, a Saint John retail store, specializing in hearth products and bicycles.

Daryl has been active on a number of Professional and Community Boards at the National level and in Saint John.

He served on the Public Sector Accounting Board of Canada for a number of years and was the Chairperson for two years. He served on the Audit Committee of the National Research Committee of Canada, and was the Chair for one year.

At the local level Daryl has served on the Boards of Enterprise Saint John, the Business Community Anti-Poverty Committee (BCAPI), Saint John Waterfront Development Corporation and the Saint John Canada Games Foundation.



Dr. Nancy Mathis

Independent Director
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Nancy Mathis joined the Emera New Brunswick Board in January 2021. She is the Executive Director of the Wallace McCain Institute (WMI). In this role she supports the next generation of senior business leaders in the Atlantic Provinces to meet the complex challenges facing the region.  Nancy is an experienced entrepreneur as the co-founder and innovative force behind Mathis Instruments.  Through her role at WMI role she combines her own entrepreneurial and innovation experiences with her teaching background at the University of New Brunswick.

Nancy’s personal mission to “build and nurture the most highly connected community of entrepreneurial leaders in North America” speaks to her commitment of connecting people and creating meaningful relationships, while her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering supports her calling to design practical systems, programs and frameworks necessary to undertake such a mission.

Dr. Mathis has been recognized on a national scale with awards in innovation, entrepreneurship and engineering as well as for supporting others in those fields. She was honoured with the $100,000 Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award for the top innovation in Canada in 2003 and the R&D 100 Award issued to the top 100 innovative products worldwide in 1999.


John MacLeanJohn MacLean

Corporate Secretary, Emera New Brunswick
Senior Counsel, Emera Inc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

John became the Corporate Secretary for Emera New Brunswick in 2018.  Before joining Emera’s legal team in 2007, he was Corporate Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary with the Halifax International Airport Authority and Corporate Counsel for Quest Software (Canada).


John’s in-house corporate practice focuses mainly on financing, public disclosure and corporate governance. He has worked on various projects since joining Emera, including Brunswick Pipeline’s construction, regulatory approval and financing, the Maritime Link federal loan guarantee and financing and the TECO Energy acquisition and financing.


John is a graduate of St. Thomas University (BA) and the University of New Brunswick (LLB). He is a member of the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society and the Canadian Bar Association.