Chairperson and CEO
Raymond Gorman, Q.C.
Raymond Gorman was appointed as Chairperson of the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board in 2007.
Mr. Gorman previously served as a commissioner on the New Brunswick Public Utilities Board during the 1990’s. Prior to serving on the Board, he practiced law with the firm Gorman Nason. He has extensive experience in the areas of energy regulation, administrative and litigation law.
Mr. Gorman is a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick, the Canadian Bar Association and the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals. He is involved in various national and international organizations such as the CAMPUT - Canada’s Energy and Utility Regulators, where he served as past president, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, where he served on the Members Representative Committee and is a member of the Reliability Issues Steering Committee.
François M. Beaulieu, LLB, LLM
François M. Beaulieu was appointed as Vice-Chairperson of the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board in 2014.
Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Beaulieu spent seven years as a solicitor for The City of Saint John, where his practice included contract and public procurement law and public-private partnerships. He began his career as a solicitor with the law firm Clark Drummie, with a general practice focusing on both civil and criminal litigation.
Mr. Beaulieu is currently a part-time instructor at the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick and has previously acted in the same capacity at the Université de Moncton.
Mr. Beaulieu is a member of the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals, of CAMPUT - Canada’s Energy and Utility Regulators where he sits on the Executive Committee and the Law Society of New Brunswick, where he volunteers as an instructor for their Bar Admission Course.
Michael Costello, BA, MBA
Michael Costello was appointed to the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board in 2013.
Mr. Costello joined the New Brunswick Telephone Company in 1980 and over the years, has held a variety of senior management positions, retiring in 2012 from Bell Aliant as the Vice President of Customer Service and Operations.
Mr. Costello has been involved in the community for many years, including roles with the Atlantic Provinces Chamber of Commerce, Greater Moncton Economic Commission, Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce and the United Way. He has served as a member of the Canadian Cancer Society New Brunswick Board of Directors since 2007, and now serves as Chair.
Mr. Costello is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of New Brunswick, the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals and of CAMPUT - Canada’s Energy and Utility Regulators.
Patrick Ervin, CD, LLB, MBA
Patrick Ervin was appointed to the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board in 2013.
Mr. Ervin is a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick. His legal career spanned 25 years, including as a partner in a Saint John law firm and as corporate in-house counsel to an information technology firm. In 2008, Mr. Ervin was appointed as a Director with the Department of Energy, overseeing government policy in relation to regulated public utilities. He played a lead role in key energy and oil and gas policy documents.
Mr. Ervin pursued a 19-year career as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves, achieving the rank of Major before retirement. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals and on the Board of Directors of the New Brunswick Law Foundation. He is a member of CAMPUT - Canada’s Energy and Utility Regulators.
John Herron, BA, MBA
John Herron was appointed to the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board in 2013.
Mr. Herron holds a Master in Business Administration. His private sector career includes sales and marketing management in steel distribution, including project management for the Hibernia Offshore Project and as an enterprise solution manager with Atlantic Canada’s leading telecommunications company. Prior to Mr. Herron’s appointment to the Board, he served as the President of the Atlantica Centre for Energy where he sponsored and produced numerous papers on the region’s energy sector.
From 1997-2004, Mr. Herron served as a Member of Parliament of Canada, representing the Saint John Fundy region. During that time, he served as a leading member of the Standing Committee for the Environment, including a term as its Vice-Chair.
Mr. Herron is a member of the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals and of CAMPUT - Canada’s Energy and Utility Regulators.