Jennifer Nicholson

Jennifer Nicholson

Board Member of Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board

Jennifer Nicholson has been a Member of the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB or Board) since April 2018.  The Board is an independent body with legal or court-like powers assigned to it by various statutes.

Jennifer is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University and in 1997 qualified with EY as a Chartered Accountant (now a Chartered Professional Accountant).  Following that has held a number of positions. She was Senior Director Stakeholder Relations for Emera from 2006 to 2010.  Following that, she was Executive Vice President and Vice President Investor Relations with Brigus Gold. She was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Director of Risk, Environment, Social and Governance for Halterm and prior to being appointed to the Board was a partner in Executive Finance Partners Inc. which, among other things, provided courses in Ethical Intelligence, Board Governance and Executive Presence and provided CFO for hire services for small and medium sized businesses. For a number of years, she was a lecturer at Saint Mary’s University and an instructor at the Atlantic School of Chartered Accountancy.

 Among Jennifer’s volunteer activities are Vice-Chair of CAMPUT, past Board Chair of the Blue Nose International Marathon Society, past member of the Saint Mary’s University Board of Governors, past Council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Treasurer of Canadian Martyrs Minor Basketball and a number of other community and charitable. 

Tuesday, 22 August 2023
15:00 - 17:00

Competitiveness (C)

Utility ownership of ‘behind the meter’ assets

The electricity industry is in the midst of a transformation, as technology and innovation disrupt traditional models from generation to beyond the meter.