Board of Directors

Dan-MuldoonDan Muldoon, Chairman, Emera Inc.

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).


Ed KacerEd Kacer, VP Strategy and Major Projects, New Mexico Gas Company

Ed is the Vice President of Strategy and Major Projects for New Mexico Gas Company and is a Director for Emera New Brunswick. Previous to his current position, he was the Vice President of Engineering and Operations for NMGC and was the Vice President of Operations and Engineering and Accountable Officer for Emera New Brunswick. Prior to joining the company in 2012, he 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 AftanasStephen Aftanas

Director, 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.


Pat DarrahPatrick (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 GodboutNathalie 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 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.



Derek OlandDerek 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.


John MacLeanJohn Maclean

Corporate Secretary
Senior Solicitor, Emera Inc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia