- Director, Internal Audit and Risk Management
Ruth Forbes is President and CEO of FortisTCI in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), and stands as one of the few female CEOs in the utility sector serving the Caribbean region. Under her leadership, FortisTCI has intensified its focus on achieving the supportive regulatory environment for the energy sector while leading the way to a greener, smarter, energy future.
Prior to assuming the leadership role, Mrs. Forbes was Senior Vice President of Corporate Services, Chief Financial Officer, and Company Secretary. With over 15 years of experience in utilities, she has had oversight of several business functions including finance, internal audit, legal, customer service, corporate communications, human resources and supply chain management.
Mrs. Forbes has a Diploma in Business Administration (Honors) from University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Barry University, Florida, USA. She is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and successfully completed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examinations.
She serves as a Director on the board of FortisOntario and Belize Electricity Limited, both of which are subsidiaries of Fortis Inc. Mrs. Forbes is also a Director on the board of The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) and serves as the Governor’s Appointed Member to the Public Accounts Committee of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Mrs. Forbes is a devout philanthropist and founder of “Jewels Ablaze” a not-for-profit organization geared at mentoring, developing and supporting young women in the community.