Ms. Steele has more than 20 years of experience in various energy businesses including hydro, wind, biomass and natural gas fired electrical generating facilities. Currently, Ms. Steele is the President & Chief Operating Officer of Emera Energy Inc., where she is responsible for commercial performance, operations, business growth and development, risk management, and team leadership and development. She is a member of the Emera Inc. Corporate Leadership Team and Emera’s Sustainability Management Committee and Leadership Safety Advisory Council. Prior to her current role, Ms. Steele held a variety of executive and senior management positions within Emera Inc. She is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant and spent over ten years with Ernst & Young prior to joining Emera. Ms. Steele is currently a Board member of Canadian Blood Services and a Governor of St. Francis Xavier University. She previously served as a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for the Halifax Port Authority and was National Chair of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Ms. Steele has a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University.