Our Board of Directors
EfficiencyOne is led by a 9-person Board of Directors with extensive professional experience serving private, public and non-profit organizations.
William LaheyB.A., B. A. (Juris), LL.M., Chair of the Board of Directors
William Lahey is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of King’s College. He is also an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.
Raymond CôtéB.Sc., M.Sc.
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.
Hector JacquesO.C., M. Eng. D. Comm. (Hon.), P. Eng. FEIC, D. Law (Hon.)
Hector Jacques, a well-known name in Canadian engineering, is a founding partner of Jacques Whitford and Associates Ltd. Set up in 1972 to offer earth sciences expertise to the Atlantic region, the company grew under his direction as CEO into an international operation with 45 offices employing 1,700 professionals worldwide.
Jack KyteB.Sc, 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.
Carol MacCullochB. Comm., M.A.
Carol MacCulloch has vast experience as a not-for-profit executive and director. She is currently serving 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 not-for-profit boards.
Joan McArthur-BlairB.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Joan McArthur-Blair, Co-President of Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting, is a writer, speaker and facilitator. After more than 25 years of institutionally-based work as an educator, in roles from faculty to President, she has returned to her loves of writing, speaking and facilitating, and works with groups of all kinds to make a positive difference.
Sean O'ConnorB. Comm., C.P.A, C.A
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 the private and public sectors.
Dan O’HalloranM.Sc., P. Eng.
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.
Michele Wood-TweelFCPA, FCA
Michele Wood-Tweel has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting profession and she is the Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs at CPA Canada. Always active in the community, she has served on many boards and is currently Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of Sacred Heart School of Halifax.
Stephen MacDonaldCPA, Chief Executive Officer
Stephen MacDonald is the Chief Executive Officer of EfficiencyOne. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of EfficiencyOne and Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation, and held senior management roles with the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation and Grant Thornton.
Stephen MacDonald is the 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 has been cited by the influential International Energy Agency, and by the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Steve has been named a recipient of Canada’s 2018 Clean50 award for his industry-leading efforts promoting energy efficiency and reducing C02 emissions in Nova Scotia.
Steve is a relentless champion for the development and growth of the energy efficiency industry in Nova Scotia, and the more than 1,400 people working in this field across the province.
A Chartered Professional Accountant, prior to his appointment as CEO, Steve previously served as EfficiencyOne’s Chief Operating Officer and held senior leadership positions with a Nova Scotia Crown Corporation and Grant Thornton. Steve serves on the Maritimes Energy Association Nominations and Elections Committee and chairs the Finance Committee as a member of the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth.
EfficiencyOne voluntarily discloses the annual salary of our CEO, the salary range and aggregate compensation of our Executive Team, and the annual compensation of our Board of Directors.