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Appointed June 22, 2020, Wayne O’Connor serves as ENMAX’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Wayne comes to ENMAX with over 30 years of industry expertise and leadership spanning multiple Canadian and North American electricity and energy markets. Before joining ENMAX, Wayne held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer for Nova Scotia Power leading a team of 1,700 employees and overseeing a portfolio of generation, transmission and distribution assets valued at over $4 billion. Prior to this role, Wayne held a series of executive leadership positions across Emera Inc. companies, including President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera Energy, Executive Vice President, Operations for Nova Scotia Power, and Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy for Emera Inc.
Wayne holds a close affinity with Alberta, having grown up in Brooks, Alberta and attended the University of Lethbridge where he earned a Bachelor of Management, Marketing. He served in various positions with TC Energy in Calgary, formerly TransCanada Pipelines, before moving to Eastern Canada in 2003. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Wayne contributes to the community with a focus on education and healthcare, including having served as Chair of the Board of Governors for Armbrae Academy and established a family foundation at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.