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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.

Stan Marshall

Stan Marshall was named CEO, Nalcor Energy in April 2016. Previous to his time at Nalcor, he was at Fortis for 35 years, 18 of which he spent as President and CEO. Mr. Marshall held many senior executive positions throughout his career: he was Director of the Board of Directors at Fortis; served as the chairman of FortisBC Holdings Inc. (formerly, Terasen Inc.); and was a director of Fortis Properties Corporation, as well as a director at FortisAlberta Inc., and FortisBC Inc. He has also been an independent director at Enerflex Ltd. since 2011 and chair of its Human Resource Committee; served as the Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Inc., chairman of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., independent director of Toromont Industries Ltd., director of the Conference Board of Canada, and director of Maritime Electric Company, Limited, FortisOntario Inc., Belize Electricity Limited, CH Energy Group, and Caribbean Utilities Co. Ltd. He also served as President at Fortis Turks and Caicos and was the Chief Operating Officer of Fortis Inc. Mr. Marshall is a retired member in good standing of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and a registered professional engineer in Newfoundland and Labrador. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Waterloo and an LL.B. from Dalhousie University. He joined Newfoundland Power Inc., in 1979

William (Bill) Nippard

Mr. Nippard’s career includes 15 years with Hydro as regional manager in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Port Saunders on the Great Northern Peninsula, where he was responsible for generation (gas turbine, diesel plants, small hydro), transmission (138kV, 69kV), and distribution (various voltage levels) in both service areas. He has also served as VP Engineering & Operations with Saint John Energy, a distribution utility in the province of New Brunswick, and President of Renfrew Hydro Inc., a local distribution company in Eastern Ontario since November 2015. Mr. Nippard has degrees in economics and business from Memorial University. Born in Toronto and raised in rural Newfoundland (Embree, Bishop’s Falls, Pasadena), he enjoys hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling. His volunteer work includes helping design and fundraise for a new shelter for Libra House, a family shelter in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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.

Brendan Paddick

Brendan Paddick is a renowned CEO and corporate director. He is the founder and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Columbus International Inc., a diversified telecommunications company. In March 2015, Columbus merged with Cable & Wireless Communications PLC in a transaction that valued Columbus at more than CDN$4.4 billion. In May 2016, Liberty Global PLC acquired Cable & Wireless-Columbus for an enterprise value of approximately CDN$11.1 billion. Mr. Paddick has a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from Memorial University and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program. He has extensive capital market experience and was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 in 2000. He has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEO’s by Atlantic Canadian Business Magazine on the maximum five occasions and as such, has been inducted into the Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame. Mr. Paddick was Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Alumnus of the Year for 2002, was named Ernst & Young’s Atlantic Canadian Business-to-Business Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, and was honoured as Memorial University’s Alumnus of the Year in 2013.

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.