Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

EfficiencyOne is led by a Board of Directors with extensive professional experience serving private, public and non-profit organizations.

William Lahey

BA, BA (Juris), LLM, Chair of the Board of Directors

William Lahey is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of King’s College and Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.

William Lahey is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of King’s College and Professor at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. A Rhodes Scholar, Bill’s diverse career started with clerking for Justice Gerard La Forest of the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to a twenty-year career in academia, he has worked in private and government legal practice and served as Nova Scotia’s Assistant Deputy Minister of Health and Deputy Minister of Environment and Labour. In 2019, he was appointed as Chair of the Council of Nova Scotia University Presidents and as a Board member of EduNova.  He previously chaired the boards of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs, and recently joined the Board of Autism Nova Scotia.  He is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.  He was a major influence behind Nova Scotia’s Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act and has authored or co-authored major reports on the regulation of aquaculture and the improvement of forestry practices in Nova Scotia.  In 2019, he was a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration.  

Faten Alshazly

BSc, MFA

Faten is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of WeUsThem, a full-service ad agency with a client roster that includes Telus, the Eastern Caribbean Central Union, the Canadian Space Agency, Government of Canada, The Kempinski Group, Kaplan International, Cambridge University, Government of Jamaica, Dalhousie University and the Sinai Health System to name a few.

Faten is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of WeUsThem, a full-service ad agency with a client roster that includes Telus, the Eastern Caribbean Central Union, the Canadian Space Agency, Government of Canada, The Kempinski Group, Kaplan International, Cambridge University, Government of Jamaica, Dalhousie University and the Sinai Health System to name a few. Faten is one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She was also named Executive of the Year and most recently Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada and internationally. Faten has also been named 1 of 5 Women of Inspiration, a Woman of Influence, a Woman of Excellence and a Diva of Color most recently in 2020, once again internationally, to be celebrated in the UK in 2021. Her leadership has brought home numerous global nods from the Webbys, Daveys, MarCom, CHIA, W3’s, Hermes, and Advertising Age for WeUsThem; all firsts on the east coast of Canada. As part of her work in the community, Faten currently serves on the boards of EfficiencyOne, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia and is a former director of the Canadian Cancer Society and a Governor in Council at NSCAD University.

Corinne Boone

BA, MES, CDI.D

Corinne Boone is a seasoned executive with 30 years of experience in the “business” of sustainability, focusing on climate risk, carbon markets and environment, social and governance (ESG) factors.

Corinne Boone is a seasoned executive with 30 years of experience in the “business” of sustainability, focusing on climate risk, carbon markets and environment, social and governance (ESG) factors. As an environmental economist and a climate market pioneer, Corinne offers unique perspective and experience on integrating economic, social and environmental risks and opportunities to maximize business and societal outcomes. Corinne has worked extensively in the mining and metals, energy and financial services sectors, internationally and domestically.  Currently she is the CEO of Climate and Sustainable Innovation, a boutique consultancy focusing on sustainable finance, carbon markets and pricing and ESG factors. She is an accredited Director and currently serves on Boards and High-level Independent Advisory Committees focused on energy, research and financial services. Corinne is extremely passionate about the key role for business in achieving sustainability and has spent much of her career demonstrating that sustainable business is simply good business.  

Raymond Côté

BSc, MSc

Raymond Côté is Professor Emeritus in Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University. He has served the Province of Nova Scotia on numerous boards, committees and round tables. He has been a columnist on business and environment for the Burnside News for 21 years.

Raymond Côté is Professor Emeritus in Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University. He has served the Province of Nova Scotia on numerous boards, committees and round tables. He was a columnist on business and environment for the Burnside News for 21 years. From 1998-2008, Raymond was Director of Dalhousie’s award-winning Eco-Efficiency Centre. He has 50 years of experience in environmental management as a regulator, administrator, advisor, researcher, teacher and consultant.

Jack Kyte

BSc, DIJ

Jack Kyte is a communications and public relations professional with over 35 years as an executive in Nova Scotia’s pulp and paper industry and is currently on the Board of the Aberdeen Health Foundation. He resides in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

Jack Kyte is a communications and public relations professional with over 35 years as an executive in Nova Scotia’s pulp and paper industry. He is currently the Executive Director of the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce and is past Executive Director of the Pictou Regional Development Agency. Jack resides in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, and his personal interests are related to health care, environmental stewardship and community economic development.

Carol MacCulloch

BComm, MA

Carol MacCulloch has vast experience as a non-profit executive and director. She previously served as Board Chair of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.

Carol MacCulloch has vast experience as a non-profit executive and director. She previously served as Board Chair of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency. Her expertise has helped several start-up organizations, and her leadership has energized a series of quasi-governmental organizations, advisory committees, and non-profit boards. In 2009, Carol received an honourary diploma from the Nova Scotia Community College.

Joan McArthur-Blair

BA, MEd, EdD

Dr. Joan McArthur-Blair, Co-President of Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting is an inspirational writer, speaker and facilitator. She believes positive leadership matters in the world and all of her work is around enabling and fostering that generative possibility.

Dr. Joan McArthur-Blair, Co-President of Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting is an inspirational writer, speaker and facilitator. She believes positive leadership matters in the world and all of her work is around enabling and fostering that generative possibility. Joan specializes in the use of appreciative inquiry and appreciative resilience to foster leadership development, strategic planning and innovative strategies for organizational and team development. She has co-authored Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force, 2nd edition (2020) and Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry: A Leadership Journey through Hope, Despair, and Forgiveness (2018).  

Karen Miner

BBA, MA Planning, ICD.D

Karen Miner is an expert in values-based business, with an emphasis on co-operatives, credit unions, and social enterprises.

Karen Miner is an expert in values-based business, with an emphasis on co-operatives, credit unions, and social enterprises. For much of Karen’s career, she worked coast to coast across North America as a management consultant with large consulting organizations through to small boutique firms, always with a focus on business and sustainability. During this time, she developed a deep understanding of the complex and evolving nature of environmental, social, and economic systems.   Currently, Karen is the Managing Director of the International Centre for Co-operative Management (Saint Mary’s University, Canada). The focus of this career chapter is on developing global relationships and networks, combined with sharing and exchanging knowledge on how to build people-centred economies and societies.   Since the early 2000s, Karen has served on business, non-profit, and charity Boards in organizations as varied as outdoor retail, financial services, environmental advocacy, and fair trade certification.

Sean O'Connor

BComm, CPA, CA

Sean O’Connor is a businessman with interests in several small and medium-sized businesses in Atlantic Canada. An accountant by training, he has held senior positions in both the private and public sectors.

Sean O’Connor is a businessman with interests in several small and medium-sized businesses in Atlantic Canada. An accountant by training, he has held senior positions in both the private and public sectors. Sean sits on the boards of a number of private and non-profit organizations and is currently the Chair of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

Dan O’Halloran

MSc, PEng

Dan O'Halloran, with close to 50 years of professional engineering, management and business experience, has been involved in a wide range of projects in Atlantic Canada and further afield.

Dan O’Halloran, with close to 50 years of professional engineering, management and business experience, has been involved in a wide range of projects in Atlantic Canada and further afield. He is a founder of O’Halloran Campbell Consultants, and a former Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has experience with several boards and advisory groups. Dan is an enthusiastic advocate of energy and GHG saving and has strong environmental interests.

Vicky Sharpe

BSc, PhD, ICD.D

Vicky Sharpe has served on boards for over 20 years mainly in the energy and financial arenas.  She has 35 years of diverse experience in the power, energy and natural resource sectors, has extensive investment networks, international exposure and is a seasoned director (ICD.D 2005). 

Vicky Sharpe has served on boards for over 20 years mainly in the energy and financial arenas.  She has 35 years of diverse experience in the power, energy and natural resource sectors, has extensive investment networks, international exposure and is a seasoned director (ICD.D 2005).  She is a pioneer and innovator in the cleantech commercialization and venture capital space and is the recipient of awards that recognize this commitment.  As the founding President and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada she mobilized public funds and private capital of over $5 billion for project work and commercialization for Canadian cleantech companies.  She is committed to clean capitalism, integrating ESG practices into businesses while improving competitiveness and profitability.

Michele Wood-Tweel

FCPA, FCA

Michele Wood-Tweel has more than 35 years of experience in the accounting profession and she is the Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs at CPA Canada.

Michele Wood-Tweel has more than 35 years of experience in the accounting profession and she is the Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs at CPA Canada.  She has served on many boards in the community including the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission and Halifax International Airport Authority.  Michele is a past Chair of the Board of Governors of Sacred Heart School of Halifax and also of Saint Mary’s University where she was recognized with an Honourary Doctorate of Civil Law in 2015.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Stephen MacDonald

CPA, CA, President and Chief Executive Officer

Stephen MacDonald is the President and Chief Executive Officer of EfficiencyOne, the not-for-profit operator of Canada’s first electricity efficiency utility, Efficiency Nova Scotia.

Stephen MacDonald is the President and Chief Executive Officer of EfficiencyOne, the not-for-profit operator of Canada’s first electricity efficiency utility, Efficiency Nova Scotia. Under Steve’s leadership, EfficiencyOne continues its track record of meeting its energy savings targets under budget, with a focus on continuous improvement, innovation, and customer satisfaction. Nova Scotia’s results and innovative model have been cited by the influential International Energy Agency, and by the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Steve has been recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs for 2019 and 2020 and is a recipient of Canada’s Clean50 award; both acknowledging his industry-leading efforts promoting energy efficiency and reducing C02 emissions. Steve is a relentless champion for the development and growth of the energy efficiency industry in Nova Scotia, and the more than 2,500 people working in this field across the province. He is regularly asked to participate in national discussions on energy efficiency and climate policy.  A Chartered Professional Accountant, prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, Steve previously served as EfficiencyOne’s Chief Operating Officer and held senior leadership positions with a Nova Scotia Crown Corporation and Grant Thornton. Steve is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Canadian Business for Climate Policy and serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth where he chairs the Finance Committee.    

Compensation Reports

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