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Headshot: Jackie Sheppard MA, LLB, LL.D, QC

Jackie Sheppard MA, LLB, LL.D, QC

​Chair, Emera Inc.; Director, Suncor Energy, Arc Resources Ltd.

After her retirement from a distinguished legal and energy sector career, Jackie continues to dedicate her time and expertise to several corporate and crown boards. She is recognized as an energy industry leader with deep international, capital markets and corporate governance experience. Jackie maintains her commitment to higher education and continual learning with her support of various educational organizations and programs and through her personal mentorship.

Jackie is the former Executive Vice President, Corporate & Legal, of Talisman Energy Inc. Jackie’s responsibilities included global legal affairs, international business development, major projects, and stakeholder relations. 

She joined Emera’s Board of Directors in 2009 and was appointed Chair in 2014. She also currently serves on the Board of Suncor Energy and ARC Resources Ltd. She is founder and former Lead Director of Black Swan Energy Inc. and a former Director of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMco), Pacific Northwest Energy, Cairn Energy PLC, and Seven Generations Energy Ltd.

Jackie earned her Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University. She is a Rhodes Scholar, with an Honors Jurisprudence, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Oxford University. She earned her Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from McGill University and holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from Memorial University.