Moray Dewhurst, vice chairman and CFO for Florida-based NextEra Energy Inc., retired effective March 4 after a year-long transition working with incoming EVP/CFO John Ketchum, the company recently announced from Juno Beach, Florida.
Ketchum, who has been with NextEra Energy for 14 years, will now oversee accounting, forecasting, tax, treasury, investor relations, risk management and information management.
Jim Robo, chairman and CEO, expressed utmost confidence in the changeover, praising Ketchum’s leadership abilities and depth of knowledge.
Also named to the company’s board of directors, Ketchum brings solid financial and tax expertise. His broad experience encompasses finance, legal, business and commercial sectors with emphasis on project development and finance, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, corporate governance, securities, bankruptcy, operations, risk management, and accounting.
With a law degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Ketchum previously served as corporate counsel to TECO Energy and as an associate for Holland & Knight LLP in Tampa.
"Moray has been a key member of our senior leadership for well over a decade and is recognized as one of the premier CFOs in the industry," Robo said. "His leadership and counsel helped guide us through a period of exceptional growth and success. He has been a great friend, colleague and valued counselor … We wish Moray and his family the best."