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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 over 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 holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland and graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Mr. Paddick 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. Brendan was Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Alumnus of the Year for 2002. He 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.

Stan Marshall was named CEO, Nalcor Energy in April 2016. Previous to his time at Nalcor, he served as President and CEO and Director of the Board of Directors of Fortis.

Stan has held many senior executive positions throughout his career. His time with Fortis spanned 35 years and he was at the helm as President and CEO for more than 18 years.

Stan served as the Chairman of FortisBC Holdings Inc. (formerly, Terasen Inc.). He was a Director of Fortis Properties Corporation as well as a Director at FortisAlberta Inc., and FortisBC Inc. He has been Independent Director at Enerflex Ltd. since 2011 and he is Chair of its Human Resource Committee. He 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, Director of Maritime Electric Company, Limited, FortisOntario Inc., Belize Electricity Limited and also held Director roles with CH Energy Group and Caribbean Utilities Co. Ltd. Stan also served as the President at Fortis Turks and Caicos and was the Chief Operating Officer of Fortis Inc. He joined Newfoundland Power Inc., in 1979.

He is a retired member in good standing of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Mr. Marshall holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and Bachelor of Law from Dalhousie University.

Geoff Goodyear spent the majority of his working career as a helicopter pilot. He recently retired as the President and CEO of Universal Helicopters Newfoundland and Labrador LP. During his tenure with Universal, he received Transport Canada’s Aviation Safety Award and also received the first Innovation in Safety Award presented by Eurocopter Canada.

Geoff has served in a number of official roles throughout his aviation career, including serving as chair of several organizations such as the Helicopter Association of Canada and NavCanada’s Advisory Committee. Geoff is also a Past Director, Institute for Environmental Monitoring and Research.

In addition to his career interests, Geoff has also contributed his expertise to the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce and the Battle Harbour Historic Trust as a board member, and he also served as president of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay Rotary Club. He is a co-founder of the Labrador Peregrine Falcon Monitoring Program and was recognized as an Honorary Colonel for 5 Wing, Goose Bay.

While practising with law firm McInnes Cooper, John Green represented provincial, national and international clients, and a significant part of his practice was in the oil and gas, utility, mining and forestry sectors. He worked principally in the general corporate and commercial law fields with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, securities and related matters. Mr. Green has represented venture capital investors, private placement companies, publicly listed issuers and underwriters.

Mr. Green has been an active member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, and he has served as a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Executive. Mr. Green has a Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland (1966) and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University (1969). He has also served as a director of a number of private, public and not-for-profit boards.

Christopher Hickman, Marco Chair and CEO, leads the entire Marco team and provides strategic direction for the company. He has received numerous awards over the years for business leadership and acumen. In 2011, he was inducted into the Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame by Atlantic Business Magazine – an honour awarded to Top 50 CEOs who have made this list for five consecutive years. These awards recognize individuals who display corporate leadership excellence and advance their respective industries and improve the quality of life for all Atlantic Canadians.

J. J. (Jack) Hillyard is the former Vice President of BMO Bank of Montreal, Newfoundland and Labrador. During his 37-year career with the financial institution, Mr. Hillyard was a leader in achieving corporate results through corporate planning, strategic development, financial analysis, financial management, budgeting and forecasting, operational management and leadership development. Mr. Hillyard is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland (B.Comm) in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, and in 2002 earned his MBA in financial management from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Active in his community, Mr. Hillyard has served as a Director and Chairman of the Governance Committee of the Federal Government of Canada’s – Canada Development Investment Corporation (CDEV) from 2009-2015, a member of the Provincial Advisory Council on the Economy, a member of the City of Corner Brook Economic Development Committee, a Vice-Chairman of the Western Memorial Hospital Foundation, a Chairman of the Faculty of Business Advisory Board for Memorial University of Newfoundland, a member of the Newfoundland Ocean Industries Association, and on the St. John’s Board of Trade.

Mark MacLeod holds a Bachelor of Science degree in earth science from LaSalle University and a Master of Science degree in geophysics from Stanford University. Mark MacLeod’s career with Chevron began in 1980 in San Francisco after completing his Master’s Degree. While in the US, he held positions in exploration, development and upstream research. In 1996, Mr. MacLeod transferred to Aberdeen, Scotland and was appointed UK Exploration Manager. In 2000, Mr. MacLeod moved to Calgary to work on the Hebron project and in 2004 he opened Chevron’s office in St. John’s, Newfoundland. In 2007, he moved to Oslo where he was Country Manager for Chevron’s Norway operations. In 2009, he transferred back to St. John’s to take on the role of Vice President, Atlantic Canada for Chevron. Mark retired from Chevron in 2016 after 36 years of service.

Mark serves on the Stella’s Circle Foundation Board and the C-CORE Board.

Debbie Molloy is an executive leader with 25 years of experience in government, healthcare, energy and hospitality sectors. She has worked in both the public and private sectors and brings a broad understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing today’s competitive, fast paced work environment. Her career path has allowed her to develop expertise in the areas of leadership, organizational effectiveness, talent management and employee relations.

Ms. Molloy holds both a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Masters of Education (post-secondary studies) degrees from Memorial University.

David Oake holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Memorial University and a Master of Business Administration degree (specializing in Finance and International Business) from Queen’s University. His career began in the public service 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. He was deeply involved in negotiations with Hibernia and Terra Nova project proponents regarding royalty, project finance, taxation and industrial benefits issues. On entering the private sector, he served in successively more senior roles in the Canadian telecommunications sector, and from 2000 to 2008, he served as Executive Vice-President (Corporate Development) of 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, 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 holds the position of Chair of the Board.

From more than three decades with Ernst & Young LLP, Derek Purchase possesses a unique combination of Board skill sets spanning governance, strategy, risk management and operations. As senior partner specializing in public company audits, he has attended over 350 Audit Committee meetings of some of EY’s largest clients in North America in a variety of sectors including power and utilities.

Mr. Purchase has a B.Comm (Honours) from Dalhousie University, received his CPA in 1985, completed programs from Northwestern University (Executive Development), Institute of Corporate Directors (Directors Education Program) and is currently enrolled in the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification program at Concordia University.

A past Board member and executive treasurer of the St. John’s Board of Trade, Mr. Purchase has recently become involved in global corporate purpose and sustainability as a consultant with Goodman Sustainability Group.

Dr. Edna Turpin, who holds a doctorate in education, is recognized globally as a leader, policy maker, strategic planner, educator and communicator. She has played a leadership role in the development of the education system of Newfoundland and Labrador at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. She was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cabot College of Applied Arts, Technology and Continuing Education and held various positions within the Department of Education at the assistant deputy minister and director level. Dr. Turpin was also the director of marketing and international development at the College of the North Atlantic and worked with the aerospace industry in public relations and marketing.

Dr. Turpin has served as a member of the Board of Directors – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, prior to working with Nalcor Energy. She completed the Rotman Directors Education Program acquiring the ICD.D designation. Dr. Turpin is currently a member of the St. John’s Rotary Club and has served with various other community and business organizations including Newfoundland Ocean Industries Association, St. John’s Board of Trade, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. Patrick’s Mercy Home Board of Governors, St. John’s Civic Centre, YM/YWCA, the Bannerman Park Revitalization Project, and Canadian Red Cross Corporate Campaign.