As part of a previously announced leadership-succession plan, Juno Beach, Fla.-based clean energy company NextEra Energy Inc. has appointed John Ketchum executive vice president of finance, as well as chief financial officer (CFO).
This appointment follows the retirement of Moray P. Dewhurst, vice chairman and CFO. In his new role, effective March 4, Ketchum will be responsible for accounting, forecasting, tax, treasury, investor relations, risk management and information management. He will also be a member of the board of NextEra Energy Partners LP.
Ketchum joined NextEra Energy in 2002 and has held various business, finance and legal roles. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of finance. Ketchum also has served in a variety of leadership roles within NextEra Energy Resources, including senior vice president of business management and finance, where he held responsibility for the CFO organization and the financial performance of the generation portfolio.
In addition, he held the positions of general counsel and corporate secretary for NextEra Energy Resources. Prior to joining the company, Ketchum served as corporate counsel to TECO Energy and a corporate and securities law associate for Holland & Knight LLP in Tampa, Fla. He began his career as a tax lawyer for Lathrop & Gage in Kansas City, Mo., and, prior to that, worked in corporate banking.