EfficiencyOne excited to kick off 2024 with announcement of new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

EfficiencyOne excited to kick off 2024 with announcement of new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

March 13, 2024 – Halifax/Kjipuktuk, NS— EfficiencyOne is pleased to announce the appointment of two new executives to the organization: Martha Casey as Chief Operating Officer and Nikki Hilton as Chief Financial Officer. Both joined the team in early February

“Both Martha and Nikki bring with them extensive executive strategic and operational leadership experience,” says Stephen MacDonald, President and CEO, EfficiencyOne. “Martha is a leader with a track record of success and is committed to advancing cleaner, more affordable energy solutions here in Nova Scotia. Nikki brings extensive executive experience leading the finance function of organizations through rapid growth and we are excited to see her bring that experience to EfficiencyOne to grow and scale our operations, and ultimately have an even greater impact.”

Martha’s most recent role was as interim Co-President and Chief Executive Officer, and Vice President Operations and Business Transformation with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). IISD is an independent think tank headquartered in Canada with offices in Canada and Switzerland, working in more than 30 countries. IISD works with partners to influence and inform international policy on sustainable development in the areas of climate, resources, and economies. Prior to IISD, Martha was the Chief Operating Officer and later Chief Executive Officer of Volta, one of Canada’s largest innovation hubs where resident and alumni high-growth startups have collectively raised more than $171 million in equity financing. She has served as Chief of Staff to the President of Dalhousie University and spent seven years with the City of New York. Martha holds a law degree from Dalhousie University and a Master of Public Administration from New York University.

“EfficiencyOne plays a critical role in helping Nova Scotia achieve its climate and sustainability goals,” says Martha Casey, Chief Operating Officer, EfficiencyOne. “I am excited to have joined an organization that translates research into action, and I am passionate about supporting our province to achieve our green energy goals.”

Nikki’s most recent role was as Senior Director of Finance with Medavie Health Services (MHS), with overall operational responsibility and strategic insight for all MHS financial-related matters. MHS operates emergency and non-emergency medical services in seven provinces, employing or managing 5,400 healthcare professionals. Nikki has held several positions at MHS including Director of Corporate Services at Emergency Medical Care (EMC) then MHS’s largest subsidiary where she oversaw finance, operational scheduling and human resources. Prior to MHS, Nikki held roles at Mount Saint Vincent University and Fatkat Animation Studios (now Loogaroo Animation). Nikki is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) and holds a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University.

“I am thrilled to join EfficiencyOne, a purpose driven organization intent on widening impact beyond Nova Scotia,” says Nikki Hilton, incoming Chief Financial Officer, EfficiencyOne. “I look forward to contributing to EfficiencyOne’s work making meaningful strides towards sustainability and energy efficiency across the province.”

“On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to welcome Martha and Nikki to EfficiencyOne,” says EfficiencyOne founding Board Chair, William (Bill) Lahey. “I am looking forward to working with them and all my Board colleagues to help accelerate and expand our work helping people transform the way they use energy.”

About EfficiencyOne

EfficiencyOne is a leader in the design and delivery of resource efficiency programs and services for homes, businesses, and large industrial customers. To date, EfficiencyOne, operating in Nova Scotia as Efficiency Nova Scotia, has helped Nova Scotians realize more than $4 billion in lifetime energy savings, including over $400 million for low-income homeowners and renters, avoiding nearly 1 million tonnes of CO2 annually. Learn more at www.efficiencyone.ca and more about Efficiency Nova Scotia at www.efficiencyns.ca.

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Janet Tobin
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