Leadership Team

The Leadership Team at Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) is made up of a group of highly dedicated individuals with backgrounds and expertise in various professional fields. It is through the commitment of our Board of Directors and Senior Management team that the corporation is well equipped to achieve our strategic goals.

Our Minister

The Minister responsible for Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) is a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) as well as a member of the Cabinet (or Executive Council) of the Government of Nunavut. The Cabinet is selected by Members of the Legislative Assembly from within their own ranks. Members of the Legislative Assembly meet to nominate one another to the Cabinet. Those nominated are given the opportunity to speak before the Assembly and an anonymous vote is held to finalize the selection. The Premier is responsible for assigning and removing Ministerial portfolios.

As of June 24, 2016, The Honourable Johnny Mike is the Minister responsible for QEC.

For more information on the Minister responsible for Qulliq Energy Corporation, click here.

Board of Directors

Qulliq Energy Corporation’s Board of Directors is appointed by the Minister responsible for QEC. Under the Qulliq Energy Corporation Act, the Board of Directors must be composed of no fewer than six directors, and no more than ten directors. The terms for board members are staggered at two or three year appointments, which helps the Corporation maintain business continuity, allowing for growth in experience and knowledge.

Elijah Evaluarjuk
Chairperson

Elijah Evaluarjuk owns and operates Tujurmivik Hotel and Pizzeria in Igloolik, a business he’s run since 2002. He is a shareholder of Savik Enterprises Limited and is currently a board member representing Baffin Business Development Corporation and Nunavut Business Credit Corporation. In the past, Mr. Evaluarjuk has served on the board of Nunasi Corporation and Norterra, and served a four-year term as mayor of Igloolik.

Bert Rose
Vice-Chairperson

Bert Rose has lived and worked in the north for five decades. Mr. Rose worked for the Department of Education for the Government of Northwest Territories for twenty four years in various management roles. Following that, he became Dean of Campus Programs at Nunavut Arctic College. From 2000 to 2013 he successfully ran Graybeard Consulting. He is currently semi-retired still serving both as Vice Chair of QEC’s Board and as Chair of the Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal.  He brings his knowledge of working in the north, his strong leadership skills and management background to QEC’s Board. Mr. Rose has resided in Iqaluit for 36 years.

Philip Clark

Philip Clark has more than twenty five years of corporate financial experience serving government entities, public companies and owner managed businesses. For twelve years he was manager and then partner of Lester Landau (formerly MacKay Landau) in Iqaluit. Mr. Clark is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst, and holds a degree from McMaster University. He currently resides in Mississauga, Ontario.

Nelson Pisco

Nelson Pisco currently works for the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Community and Government Services as the Director of Technical Services in Iqaluit. He has extensive public service experience at the territorial level. Prior to working for the government, Mr. Pisco worked as an engineer in Iqaluit, Nunavik and Montreal. His extensive background in leadership, engineering and experience in the energy industry will be valuable assets to the Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Concordia University and holds a bachelor of Civil Engineering. Mr. Pisco currently resides in Iqaluit.

Ronnie Campbell

Ronnie Campbell served as the Assistant Auditor General of Canada from 2003 until his retirement in 2015. Mr. Campbell presided over the work of the Office of Auditor General of Canada in Nunavut, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories, and various federal government entities. During his early career with Hudson’s Bay Company, Mr. Campbell lived and worked in the communities of Qikiqtarjuaq and Sanikiluaq. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa and is a Certified Management Accountant.

Nicole Jauvin

Nicole Jauvin retired as Deputy Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency in 2011. She has worked extensively with government, communities and individuals to further economic development in the North and has travelled across Nunavut. She is a board member of Gwich’in Development Corporation in Inuvik, Research Institute of the Children’s Hospital for Eastern Ontario, and Five Lakes Club in Quebec. Ms. Jauvin holds a graduate diploma of laws, LL.L. Magna cum Laude, diploma in International Cooperation, and Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Ottawa. She was a member of the Quebec Bar and currently resides in Ottawa.

Peter Irniq

Peter Irniq has been a champion of Inuit culture, language, and traditions. As the Commissioner of Nunavut from 2000 to 2005, he devoted his incumbency to the inclusion of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in all levels of government and the school system. In addition to his comprehensive work history in the public sector, Mr. Irniq was instrumental in laying out the foundation of various government offices during the formation of Nunavut in 1999. He currently works as an Inuit Culture and Language Consultant, and serves as an Elder-Counselor for the Federal Justice in Kingston, Ontario. Mr. Irniq resides in Ottawa.

Kimberly Fairman

Kimberly Fairman has over 20 years of broad experience in the federal and territorial governments. Ms. Fairman served at the senior management level for the Department of Health and Social Services and Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency in Northwest Territories from 2008 to 2016. She holds a Nursing diploma from Aurora College in Northwest Territories and a certificate in Public Sector Leadership and Governance from the University of Ottawa. Ms. Fairman resides in Yellowknife.

Simeonie Akpalialuk

Currently residing in Iqaluit, Simeonie Akpalialuk has also lived in the Northwest Territories, Ontario and British Columbia in his professional career. He served as a consultant for the Hamlet of Pangnirtung, the Department of Economic Development and Transportation, and has worked on community and business development. His long lived passion for alternative energy makes him a valuable member of QEC’s Board of Directors.  Mr. Akpalialuk holds a Business Administration diploma from Nicola Valley Institute of Technology.