Ruth Forbes

Ruth Forbes

President and CEO, FortisTCI

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 to ensure an orderly and responsible transition 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 led 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 Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She completed the Directors Education Program and received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors through the University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management.

She serves as a Director on the board of FortisOntario and Fortis Belize Limited. 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 empowering and supporting girls and women.