President, Eastward Energy Incorporated
Mr. Hawkins was appointed President of Eastward Energy Incorporated on June 6, 2017. Prior thereto he held the position of Vice President Engineering, Construction and Operations at Eastward Energy from 2014 to 2017. Prior to joining Eastward Energy, Mr. Hawkins held a variety of positions at Nova Scotia Power Inc. from 2000 to 2014. Mr. Hawkins has 18 years of experience in the energy business. His varied background includes having responsibility for fuel procurement, power and gas trading, and scheduling and dispatch of a provincial generating fleet. He also has managed power plants, hydro-electric systems and electrical transmission and distribution business units. Mr. Hawkins has also held a variety of senior management roles in the pulp and paper industry. Mr. Hawkins is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now the Sexton Campus of Dalhousie University) and currently serves on the board of directors of the Canadian Gas Association.