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Mike Roberts

Chief Human Resources Officer

Emera, Inc.

Mike Roberts was appointed Chief Human Resource Officer at Emera Inc. in 2014 and provides executive leadership for Leadership Development, Organizational Development, Health & Wellness, Performance Management and Rewards.


Prior to joining Emera, Mike was the President of the integrated talent development firm Optimum Talent Atlantic. Mike also served as Vice President, Corporate Development for Irving Shipbuilding where he was responsible for communications, human resources, labour relations, health, safety and security. Mike had led the organization’s cultural shift to ready itself to successfully become one of Canada’s Shipbuilding Centres of Excellence and was a founding partner in the ShipsStartHere partnership.


Earlier in his career, Mike held senior positions with telecommunications leader Bell Aliant, including Vice President, Human Resources and Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs.


He is a graduate of Mount Allison University and obtained his CPA designation in 1991.


Mike is active in the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Waterfront Development Corporation, Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE), and a past Director with the Marine Environmental Ocean Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR). He has also served on the board of the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.






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