James Reid was Appointed as Chief Legal Officer at Fortis-Incorporated

Date of management change: February 27, 2018 

What Happened?

Novi, -based Fortis-Incorporated Appointed James Reid as Chief Legal Officer


About the Company

Fortis Inc. is one of the top 15 utilities in North America, with $48 billion in assets. Comprised of 10 utility operations in Canada, U.S. and the Caribbean, the Fortis team is 8,400 strong, serving 3.2 million customers. With utility origins dating back to 1885, Fortis was formed in 1987 as a holding company with the mandate to expand and diversify utility operations. Today Fortis continues to invest in safe, clean and reliable energy solutions to better serve customers and continue 43 consecutive years of dividend growth for its shareholders.


About the Person

James R. Reid is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Fortis. Jim was previously a partner with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in Toronto where he practiced for 20 years. Jim is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, teaching the Advanced Business Law Workshop in corporate finance. He also serves on the Dean's Advisory Committee for the Centre for Business Law at the University of British Columbia. He is the recipient of many awards and recognitions, including in Chambers Canada, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 Canada, Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in Canada. He commonly provides insights on matters such as public company disclosure in the age of social media, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and due diligence for capital market transactions. Jim earned his law degree in 1996 at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, and a political science degree at McGill University in Montreal in 1992.


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