Barry Perry is the former President and CEO of Fortis Inc. (Fortis) where he also served as Vice President of Finance and CFO from 2004 to 2014. At Fortis, Barry led the organization through a major expansion, including the purchase of three publicly listed utilities in the United States. Prior to his roles at Fortis, he served as Vice President of Finance and CFO of Fortis-owned Newfoundland Power, Vice President and Treasurer of a large international paper manufacturer and Corporate Controller of the operator of an oil refinery in Newfoundland and Labrador. Barry is a member of the board of CPP Investments and serves on their Investment Strategy, Audit, Human Resources and Compensation Committees.
Prior to his retirement, Barry served on the Fortis Inc. board as well as several subsidiary boards. He also served as chair of the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) International Programs Trans-Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee and as co-chair of EEI’s CEO Policy Committee on Energy Delivery. He has been a keynote speaker on the major trends occurring in the natural gas and electricity industry including the transition to cleaner energy and the impact of disruptive technology.
Barry graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of the Association of Chartered Professional Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Atlantic Business Magazine chose him as its CEO of the year in 2018 and Memorial University selected him as its Alumnus of the Year for 2019.