Devon Cox is Senior Vice President of Operations, a role he has held since 2017. He joined the company in January 2007, and has served in several prior roles, including Planning Engineer, Manager of Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Planning, Manager of T&D Operations, and Director of T&D Operations. He has also previously served as Assistant Corporate Secretary at FortisTCI.
His current responsibilities include overseeing the Transmission, Distribution, Generation and Engineering roles across the service territory, including Grand Turk and the Sister Islands.
In 2012, he led successful negotiations of the street light takeover agreement in Providenciales between FortisTCI and the Turks and Caicos Islands Government (TCIG). In 2013, Mr. Cox was promoted to Vice President of T&D, and in 2015 responsibility for Environmental Health and Safety was brought under his portfolio.
Mr. Cox was instrumental in leading a record-breaking recovery of the electricity system after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Under his executive leadership, FortisTCI obtained its ISO 14001:2015 and 45001:2018 certifications for the management of environmental aspects, and occupational hazards associated with the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. These were achieved in 2019 and reaffirmed in 2022.
Mr. Cox studied at Turks and Caicos Community College before completing a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Wilberforce University in Ohio, USA. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration degree from Webster University in Missouri, USA. Before joining FortisTCI, he worked for the Turks and Caicos Islands Government as Deputy Electricity Commissioner from 2004-2006 and acted in the role of Commissioner from 2005-2006. Mr. Cox is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He serves as the Elder Chair at Harvest Bible Chapel in Providenciales