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Governance & Transparency

Our board and leadership team bring together decades of utility and regulatory experience.

Board of Directors / Key Personnel

Peter Helland
MBA, P.ENG.
Director
Board Member

Mr. Helland is a professional electrical engineer and has been working in the energy industry since 1998. A Masters of Engineering and Sauder MBA combine to provide strong technical skills with a focus on the business implications of decisions and opportunities. Mr. Helland has been responsible for a wide range of activities from project management, financial analysis, permitting, and stakeholder engagement. Mr. Helland has also worked in, or consulted to, the oil & gas, military, social service, and telecommunications industries.

Matt Good
ASCT, PMP
Education and Research
Board Member

Mr. Good is an Electrical Engineering Technologist and has worked in the industry since 1996. With his broad experience in transmission planning and interconnections, Mr. Good has become proficient at bridging the gaps between industry technical experts and business-minded entrepreneurs. As project manager at Brookfield Renewable Power, Mr. Good was responsible for the environmental assessment of the Kokish River Project. Mr. Good graduated from SAIT in Calgary and has worked for TransAlta, AESO, and BC Hydro.

Marlane Christensen
Outreach and Communications
Staff Member

Ms. Christensen is a Senior Consultant for Aboriginal Relations at Midgard. Ms. Christensen has a Master of Arts in Leadership and over 15 years of experience in community and Aboriginal engagement covering natural resources, infrastructure, and transportation projects. Ms. Christensen is a founding member and past President of the Industry Council for Aboriginal Business (ICAB), a non-profit bridging the gap in relationship building and economic development between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses and communities.

Michael Walsh
MIR
Board Member

Mr. Walsh has been in the energy business since 1996. He has built First Nations partnerships, shaped electric industry policy, and participated in numerous asset acquisitions. Mr. Walsh spent over six years with Brookfield Renewable Power, where he was responsible for hydroelectric project development in Canada. He also spent six years with CIBC World Markets with their commodities trading team. Mr. Walsh holds a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University and a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Ottawa.

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