Our leadership

Nora M. Duke

Nora M. Duke is Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Human Resource Officer of Fortis.


She is responsible for providing corporate oversight and has executive responsibility for the Corporation’s human resource strategy and related people and organizational accountabilities, including diversity. Functional areas of responsibility include corporate culture and engagement, executive compensation, talent management and succession planning. A number of other significant Corporate functions are associated with this role, including information technology and cybersecurity.


Her career with the Fortis Group spans almost 30 years. Ms. Duke most recently served as President and CEO of Fortis Properties for eight years. Prior to that, she served as Vice President, Hospitality Services, Fortis Properties and as Vice President, Customer and Corporate Services, Newfoundland Power.


She earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Master of Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland.


Ms. Duke currently serves as a Director on the Board of CH Energy Group Inc. She has served on the Boards of Newfoundland Power and FortisAlberta. Ms. Duke also serves as a director on the boards of Slate Office REIT, Destination Canada, Health Care Foundation of St. John’s and Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Genesis Group. She is past Chair of IHG Canada Owners’ Committee, Hotel Association of Canada, the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council and Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Genesis Centre Selection Board.


Ms. Duke is a native of Fox Harbour, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.