UPDATED ON: Wednesday, February 25, 2009
From The Globe and Mail
Derek Oland, Chairman, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacqueline Sheppard, former Executive Vice-President, Corporate & Legal of Talisman Energy Inc., to the Board of Directors of Emera Inc.
Ms. Sheppard joined Talisman Energy Inc. in 1993 and was responsible for Legal Affairs, Business Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Projects, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Corporate Responsibility and Government Affairs. In addition, she played a significant role in corporate strategy and has extensive experience in business transactions and risk assessment. Ms. Sheppard also served as secretary to the board. She is also a Director on the Board of Directors of NWest Energy Inc.
Ms. Sheppard holds a BA from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a BA and MA from Oxford University, and an LL.B from McGill University.
Emera Inc. (EMA-TSX) is an energy and services company with $5.3 billion in assets. Electricity is Emera’s core business. The company has two wholly-owned regulated electric utility subsidiaries, Nova Scotia Power Inc. and Bangor Hydro-Electric Company, which together serve 600,000 customers. Emera also owns 19% of St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited, which serves more than 50,000 customers on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and 25% of Grand Bahama Power Company which serves 19,000 customers on the Caribbean island of Grand Bahama. In addition to its electric utility investments, Emera owns the Brunswick Pipeline, a 145km gas pipeline in New Brunswick; has a joint venture interest in Bear Swamp, a 600 megawatt pumped storage hydro-electric facility in northern Massachusetts; a 12.9% interest in the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline; a 7.4% interest in Open Hydro and Emera Energy Services which manages energy assets on behalf of third parties.