Enbridge Inc. has appointed John Whelen as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective October 15, 2014. J. Richard Bird will remain Executive Vice President, Corporate Development until his retirement on December 31, 2014.
As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Whelen will assume executive responsibility for the Company's finance and accounting functions, including financial reporting, treasury and corporate finance, tax, investor relations, risk management as well as finance system and process transformation.
Mr. Whelen has held roles of increasing responsibility over 22 years at Enbridge, including executive positions in treasury, risk management, corporate planning and development, and financial reporting. He served most recently as Senior Vice President, Finance and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development. He also served as the chief financial officer and then as president of the Enbridge Income Fund, where he led the business through a period of significant growth. Mr. Whelen has extensive experience in capital markets and has been instrumental in securing billions of dollars in growth capital funding for Enbridge.