Mr. Smith has had an extensive career within the Fortis Group of Companies. From 1984 to 1999, he held progressive technical and management positions with Newfoundland Power. He was Manager of Operations with Maritime Electric Company Limited in Prince Edward Island and excelled in the position of Vice President of Operations and Engineering with FortisAlberta. In 2008, he returned to Newfoundland Power as Vice President of Customer Operations and Engineering, and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in August 2014.
Mr. Smith currently serves as a Director on the Boards of Newfoundland Power, Maritime Electric, FortisOntario, Caribbean Utilities and FortisTCI.
Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is a graduate of Memorial’s Executive Development Program. He has completed the Finance for Senior Executives Program at the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Smith believes in lifelong learning and remains active within his industry. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland, a member of the Steering Committee on Power Engineering for the Canadian Standards Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Electricity Association. He is committed to making a difference as an active member of his community. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, Past Chair and member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Newfoundland and Labrador Board, and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland.