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Board of Directors

John Green, QC (Chair)

Previously with McInnes Cooper, John Green, QC, has represented provincial, national, and international clients. A significant part of his practice has been in the oil and gas, mining, and forestry sectors. He has worked on general corporate and commercial law cases with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, securities, and related matters. In securities matters, Mr. Green has represented venture capital investors, private placement companies, and publicly listed issuers and has acted for underwriters. Mr. Green has been an active member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and has served as a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Executive. Mr. Green received a BA from Memorial University in 1966 and an LL.B. from Dalhousie University in 1969.

Donna Brewer

Donna Brewer began her career with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1987, serving most recently as Deputy Minister, Department of Finance. She has served in a variety of capacities during her tenure with the provincial public service, including Chief Executive Officer of the Labour Relations Agency; Deputy Minister responsible for Provincial Government programs; Assistant Deputy Minister (Financial Planning and Benefits Administration), Department of Finance; assistant secretary to the Treasury Board; Assistant Deputy Minister (Corporate Services), Department of Health and Community Services; and Deputy Minister (acting), Department of Health and Community Services. Ms. Brewer holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) honours degree from Memorial University and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Fraser H. Edison

Fraser H. Edison is president and significant owner of Rutter Inc. Mr. Edison has extensive sector experience in finance, construction, oil and gas, and transportation management. He has been involved in the Canadian offshore oil and gas industry, a joint venture that built the Gravity Based Structure for the Hibernia Project and subsequently the Terra Nova Floating Production and Offloading System for Petro Canada. His international marketing skills contributed significantly to growth in the global arena, gaining partnership recognition and contracts outside Canada with firms such as Kellogg Brown and Root (USA) and DORIS Engineering (France). A current board member of Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation and AIF Advisory (ACOA), Mr. Edison was past chairman of Research & Development Corporation (RDC) and St. John’s International Airport Authority; on the board of the St. John’s Port Authority; chair of the Genesis Centre Selection Committee at Memorial University; past president of the St. John’s Board of Trade; past board member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce; and a founding member of the Newfoundland Ocean Industries Association (NOIA). Demonstrating outstanding leadership while positively impacting the economy through innovation, Mr. Edison was inducted into the Junior Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame in May 2014.

Chris Loomis

Dr. Christopher Loomis received his PhD from Queen’s University in 1983, where he served as an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Department of Anesthesia until 1987. He joined Memorial University’s School of Pharmacy as an associate professor in 1988, was appointed full professor in 1996 and became director of the school in 1998. He was appointed Vice President (Research) of Memorial University in 2002 and was renewed for a second term in 2007. He has also served as Vice President (Academic) Pro Tempore and President and Vice-Chancellor Pro Tempore of Memorial University. Dr. Loomis serves on the Board of Directors for the Labrador-Island Link Operating Corporation, a subsidiary of Nalcor Energy.

John Mallam

John Mallam joined Hydro in 1975 and has been involved in the design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, and modification of most of our major generating facilities. He became our Vice President, Engineering Services and later held the same position at Nalcor before retiring in 2012. A past member of the Canadian Electrical Association (CEA), he served as a member of its Generation Research and Development Committee for 25 years. He chaired the CEA Hydraulic and Alternate Energy Working Group and is a past member of the Thermal Generation Interest Group of CEA Technologies International. Mr. Mallam graduated from Memorial University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador.

David Oake

David Oake holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Memorial University and an MBA (specializing in finance and international business) from Queen’s University. His career began in several executive roles with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, including Deputy Minister of Treasury Board and Deputy Minister of Industry, Trade, and Technology. Mr. Oake was deeply involved in negotiations with Hibernia and Terra Nova project proponents regarding royalty, project finance, taxation, and industrial benefits issues. Upon entering the private sector, he progressed through successively more senior roles in the Canadian telecommunications sector and, from 2000 to 2008, served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at Stratos Global Corporation, the world’s largest provider of remote satellite communications services. Mr. Oake has served on the boards of several private companies and not-for-profit organizations, including as a director of Stratos Global Corporation, Moscow Teleport Ltd., Navarino Telecom, and xwave; and as Chairman and Director of Marystown Shipyard Ltd., Bull Arm Site Corporation, and C-CORE (1995 -2001). He rejoined the Board of Directors of C-CORE in 2008 and currently resides as chair of the board.

Trina Troke

Trina Troke has over 20 years of experience working with, and for, the electric utility sector, advancing though positions of increasing seniority and responsibility and leading the growth and development of diverse teams of engineers and project managers. Over the course of her career with Newfoundland Power, Fortis Ontario, Worley Parsons, Nalcor and, most recently, the Cahill Group, Ms. Troke has overseen capital projects, and led operational improvements, for electricity generating stations, transmission and distribution systems, as well as high voltage substations and HVdc infrastructure throughout Newfoundland, Labrador and Canada. Ms. Troke previously served on two CSA technical committees, related to overhead systems and overhead transmission lines, and was a member of CEATI’s Distribution Assets Lifecycle Management group. She served on the Board of Directors for Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland & Labrador (PEGNL) from 2019 to 2021 and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Newfoundland & Labrador Construction Safety Association (NLCSA). Ms. Troke holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Memorial University. She is a Professional Engineer and a Project Management Professional.

Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh had a very successful career with two electric utilities, beginning in 1976 as an Engineering Technologist and retiring in 2013 as a Vice President. He has worked and lived in St. John’s, Grand Falls-Windsor, Corner Brook, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Within the province, he was responsible for leading a team of professionals delivering electrical service to every community served by Newfoundland Power, which gave him a good appreciation of the issues affecting the people and communities in our province. Mr. Walsh is very proud of the work he accomplished during his six-year posting in Turks and Caicos Islands, changing the utility from one with poor service reliability and very limited competencies to one with safe, well-trained employees operating a modern electrical system.

Jennifer Williams

Jennifer was appointed CEO in June 2021, having served as President of Hydro since February 2019.  Jennifer had served as Hydro’s Vice President, Production, since August 2016 and held earlier positions including General Manager, Hydro Production, as well as Manager, Regulatory Engineering. Jennifer joined our team in 2014, having previously worked with both Newfoundland Power and the St. John’s International Airport Authority. A Memorial University graduate, Jennifer has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and is a member and former member of the Board of Directors of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL). Jennifer was awarded the Fellow of Engineers Canada in 2016 and was elected as a Fellow to the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2020.