Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. announced the following executive leadership changes on Jan. 19.
Bill Yardley, executive vice president and president of gas transmission and midstream, has decided to retire on May 31.
“Bill has led a top-notch gas transmission business, significantly expanded our franchises and executed our LNG gas pipeline export strategy,” said Al Monaco, president and CEO. “Equally important, he’s advanced our mission to bring the gas business to the forefront of safety, reliability, and customer service. It’s been an honor to work alongside Bill; we’ve appreciated his principled leadership, collaborative style, and dedication to Enbridge and his team.”
Cynthia Hansen, executive vice president and president of gas distribution and storage, has been appointed succeed Yardley as executive vice president and president of gas transmission and midstream, effective March 1. Hansen brings a wealth of experience in the natural gas industry and a long track record of accomplishments at Enbridge. Under her leadership, the utility has generated tremendous rate base growth, combined the company’s two Ontario utility franchises and advanced its low-carbon energy strategies. Yardley will support the transition until his retirement. Hansen will move from Toronto to Houston.
Michele Harradence, senior vice president and chief operations officer of gas transmission and midstream, has been appointed to succeed Hansen as senior vice president and president of gas distribution and storage, effective March 1. Harradence brings 25 years of engineering, legal and business experience from across the energy value chain. She will report directly to the president and CEO and move from Houston to Toronto.
Vern Yu, executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been assigned expanded accountability for corporate development and energy services and has been appointed executive vice president of corporate development and chief financial officer, effective March 1. Yu is based in Calgary.
“These key appointments once again reinforce the effectiveness of our executive development and succession program at Enbridge and advancing internal talent,” Monaco said.Tags: Enbridge