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As Nalcor Energy focuses on growth and excellence, the vision and leadership of our experienced leadership team provides strength and direction for the company.

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.

CEO, Nalcor Energy

Gilbert Bennett joined Nalcor in May 2005 as Vice President, Lower Churchill Project. In his role as Executive Vice President, Power Development, Gilbert is responsible for the development and completion of the 824 megawatt Muskrat Falls hydroelectric facility in Labrador.

Gilbert is a former Vice President of 360networks Canada, and has served in a number of senior engineering and operations roles in the telecommunications sector. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, is a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of NL, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Hydropower Association. Gilbert is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Executive Vice President, Power Development, Nalcor Energy

John MacIsaac was appointed Executive Vice President, Power Supply in June 2016, where he is responsible for all transmission elements of the Muskrat Falls Project including the Labrador Transmission Assets, the Strait of Belle Isle marine cable crossing and the Labrador-Island Transmission Link from Muskrat Falls to Soldiers Pond as well as the project’s future integration into the Hydro system. John is also the executive lead for Churchill Falls operations.

Previous to this appointment, John was President of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. He joined Nalcor Energy in October 2010 as the Vice President of Asset Management, Project Execution and Engineering Services (PETS), and shortly thereafter took the executive lead for Nalcor’s Churchill Falls operations.

John has over 20 years of leadership experience in the areas of Asset Management, Engineering Services and Project Management. Prior to joining Nalcor, he managed cross-functional international assignments within two multinational manufacturing organizations. A graduate of the University of New Brunswick (Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical), John recently became a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Executive Vice President, Power Supply, Nalcor Energy

In his role as Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Offshore Development, Jim is responsible for the development of the province’s offshore oil and gas resources and is the executive lead for Bull Arm Fabrication, Energy Marketing, and the company’s corporate services including Human Resources, General Counsel as well as Corporate Communications and Shareholder Relations.

Jim was appointed to the position of Vice President, Nalcor Energy – Oil and Gas in 2009 where he leads growth opportunities for Newfoundland and Labrador’s energy corporation. He is an executive sponsor of Nalcor’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategy and is a member of the company’s Diversity Council. Prior to assuming his current role, Jim was Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro’s Vice President of Business Development.

Before joining Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Jim led the development and operation of oil and gas projects in Canada for a major international oil and gas company – including joint venture investments and long-term growth initiatives. His past experience also includes leadership roles in business development and negotiation, field development, project controls and strategic planning.

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from Memorial University. He is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland.

Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Offshore Development

Derrick Sturge joined the company in March 2006 as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. In his current role, Derrick continues to manage the financial operations of Nalcor’s unregulated operations.

Prior to joining the company, Derrick held the position of Director, CFO and Governance Services with Deloitte, where he had national responsibility for developing the firm’s corporate governance practice. Derrick has extensive experience in senior leadership positions as Vice President, Finance and Corporate Secretary at CHC Helicopter Corporation and as Chief Financial Officer at Voisey’s Bay Nickel Company.

His experience is complemented by a MBA from the University of Durham in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University. Derrick is also a Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.

Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Nalcor Energy

Rob Henderson is responsible for the implementation of Nalcor’s long-term model for electricity operations following the in-service of Muskrat Falls and the integration of Muskrat Falls, the Maritime Link, and the Labrador-Island Transmission Link into the Newfoundland and Labrador electrical system and the North American electricity grid.

Previously, Rob was Vice-President, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, and Manager of System Operations and Integration Support, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. For over 17 years, he led Hydro’s team responsible for operation of the provincial interconnected power system; he also led the customer services function within Hydro from 2006 to 2011.

Rob joined Hydro over 30 years ago and has retained a deep knowledge of Hydro’s operations and the province’s electricity system, as well as a wealth of history and background relating to Churchill Falls, Gull Island, and the North American electricity system.

Rob is a graduate of Memorial University (Bachelor of Engineering Degree, Electrical). He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Canadian Electricity Association Generation Council, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Vice President, Transition to Operations, Nalcor Energy

Chris Kieley joined Nalcor Energy as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development in 2008. He has since played a pivotal role in leading new business development opportunities for Nalcor.

In his capacity as Vice President, Chris also provides executive leadership across: Bull Arm – Atlantic Canada’s largest industrial fabrication site; and Energy Marketing – which has been focused on exporting and trading the province’s surplus energy in markets across Canada and the United States.

Chris has over 20 years experience in the Energy sector and has extensive experience in the areas of strategic planning, policy development and commercial negotiations. Prior to joining Nalcor, he held the position of Deputy Minister of Natural Resources for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Chris is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Majoring in Economics. He is also a designated Chartered Professional Accountant.

Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development, Nalcor Energy

Mike Roberts assumed the role of Vice-President, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness in 2014 on an acting basis and was appointed on a permanent basis in November 2015. He is responsible for Nalcor’s Safety, Environment, Human Resources and Labour Relations portfolios as well as organizational effectiveness.

Mike joined Nalcor in 2007 where he was responsible for providing leadership in all areas of Human Resources. In 2010, he assumed additional accountability for Labour Relations and since that time has shepherded Nalcor through three rounds of collective bargaining and the finalization of five collective agreements.

Mike is a former Director of Human Resources and Operations in the private sector in both the information technology and contact center industries where he lead transformation change, played key roles in mergers and acquisitions, and provided customer service to Fortune 500 companies.

He is a graduate of Memorial University’s Faculty of Business with both Commerce (Co-op) and Master’s degrees in Business Administration. He has also received accreditation from Queen’s University in the area of Labour Relations and is a graduate of the Leadership Program at the Ivey School of Business at Western University.

Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President Safety, Health and Sustainability

In his role as Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Nalcor Energy, Peter is responsible for the provision of Legal and Corporate Secretarial services for Nalcor. He also oversees the Corporation’s Access to Information and Protection of Privacy function.

A graduate from the Bachelor of Arts program at Memorial University, Peter went on to earn his Bachelor of Laws Degree from Dalhousie University. He has been a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador since 1986. Peter joined Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro in 1987 in the capacity of Assistant Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel. Since that time he has progressively taken on increased leadership roles within the Legal and Corporate Secretarial areas of NLH and Nalcor.