Grand Bahama Power announces transition to fully Bahamian-led operations

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The Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) is pleased to announce executive appointments that progress its goals of being a customer-focused, agile, Bahamian-led utility. Nikita Mullings, a Grand Bahama native, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer
(COO) of GBPC, effective December 1, 2020. Ms. Mullings brings a strong safety, operations and administration background to this critical role that oversees all areas of operations and administration for the organization. Ms. Mullings’ unwavering focus on working safely, her strong leadership capability and commitment to excellence will ensure the company delivers on its commitments to customers.

“Since joining GBPC in 2014, Nikita has been an invaluable part of the team,” said Dave McGregor, President and COO of Emera Caribbean Inc. (ECI). “Among her responsibilities has been as Storm Lead, with accountability for our Emergency Storm Response Plan including leading restoration following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in 2019. Now, as COO, Nikita will oversee operation-wide leadership with responsibility for strategy, department development and oversight, team and culture building, and core operational functions and reporting. With her commitment to safety and operational excellence, Nikita is more than prepared for this challenging role.” GBPC also announced the appointments of Toni Seymour to Vice President Operations and Domonique Pinder to Vice President Administration, reporting to the new COO. A native of Long Island, The Bahamas, Ms. Seymour has overseen the day-to-day maintenance, planning and operation of the Energy plant since joining the company in 2018.

Prior to that, she held increasingly senior leadership and technical roles at Bahamas Power and Light. Ms. Seymour adds Customer Operations to her new portfolio as VP Operations, enabling stronger efficiency, communication and planning between generation, transmission and distribution of energy to customers. Ms. Pinder, a daughter of Freeport, maintains her full suite of current responsibilities including legal, compliance and regulatory affairs, and assumes accountability for Customer Solutions as VP Administration. Her nine years of progressively senior roles in the company’s Customer Service division will ensure the team’s ability to develop and implement innovative solutions to address customers’ needs and increase customer service transparency.

“The appointments of Toni and Domonique round out a skilled, agile and committed senior team that will guide the organization to continually improve reliability and service to customers,” continued Mr. McGregor.

“Advancements from within make way for opportunities for more Grand Bahama Power employees while streamlining and strengthening the team, and allowing for clearer succession planning.

There is a very bright and exciting future ahead for GBPC and the island of Grand Bahama.”

Mr. McGregor was recently appointed President and COO of Emera Caribbean Inc. (ECI), GBPC’s parent company, with regional operations responsibility. Effective December 1, he assumes an oversight role at GBPC, while maintaining overall responsibility for the utility’s performance.

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