Alexis Harley


Alexis Harley

SVP and Chief Risk and Resilience Officer

Alexis Harley is Senior Vice President and Chief Risk and Resilience Officer at the New York Power Authority.

Alexis sets the Power Authority’s strategic risk management and resilience vision and implements, oversees and monitors all risk management and resilience activities. She is responsible for determining NYPA’s risk tolerance and instituting associated strategic plans, including oversight of the Sustainability team, which is responsible for the development and implementation of NYPA’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy.

Alexis has spent her entire career learning and growing in the evolving energy industry and joined NYPA from National Grid. She has extensive experience designing, implementing and leading enterprise risk management programs to protect people, assets and communities, while preserving value and adapting to new opportunities.

In her previous roles, Alexis guided the development of risk-based business continuity, process safety, compliance management and other programs supporting informed risk mitigation. She worked with executives and board members to set risk appetite, monitor emerging risks and consider the impact of multi-risk scenarios. Alexis also has experience in transformation, internal consulting, business planning and performance management, process excellence, strategic planning, and engineering project management.

Alexis is a graduate of Columbia University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and is a member of its Alumni Representatives Committee. Alexis has served as a mentor through Employee Resource Groups and leadership programs. She also served two full terms on her local school district’s Board of Education.

Alexis enjoys travel, reading, spending time with her daughter, and finding opportunities to combine all three.