Barry Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fortis Inc.
Picking berries in his hometown of Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay, taught Barry Perry more about hard work and perseverance than you might think. After high school, Barry headed to the city to study commerce and accounting. He went to work for a global forest products company, then a large crude oil refinery, but in 2000 he took the financial helm at Newfoundland Power, beginning a career with Fortis that has spanned nearly twenty years. Barry could have worked anywhere in the world, but being right there the moment a St. John’s company rang the bell on Wall Street as it was listed on the New York Stock Exchange – well, that feels as good as a fresh haul of blueberries.