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Big changes at Enbridge as company shakes up leadership

January 20, 2022   Don Horne

Enbridge Inc. announced a shakeup of its executive leadership.

Bill Yardley, Executive Vice President and President, 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. 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 honour to work alongside Bill; we’ve appreciated his principled leadership, collaborative style, and dedication to Enbridge and his team,” says Al Monaco, President and CEO.

Cynthia Hansen, Executive Vice President and President, Gas Distribution and Storage, has been appointed Executive Vice President and President, Gas Transmission and Midstream, to succeed Yardley, effective March 1.

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Hansen brings a wealth of experience in the natural gas industry and a long track record of accomplishments at Enbridge. Under Hansen’s leadership the utility has generated tremendous rate base growth, combined  two Ontario utility franchises, and advanced Enbridge’s low carbon energy strategies.

Yardley will support the transition until his retirement, and Hansen will move from Toronto to Houston.

Michele Harradence, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Gas Transmission and Midstream, has been appointed Senior Vice President and President, Gas Distribution and Storage, to succeed Hansen.

Harradence brings 25 years of engineering, legal and business experience from across the energy value chain, and will report directly to the President and CEO and move from Houston, Texas to Toronto, Ont.

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, Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer, effective March 1.

Yu is based in Calgary, Alta.

“These key appointments once again reinforce the effectiveness of our executive development and succession program at Enbridge and advancing internal talent,” said Monaco.


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