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.

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.

Keith Peterson
Chairperson

Mr. Keith Peterson is a former cabinet minister in the Government of Nunavut and former Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) representing Cambridge Bay. He was responsible for the portfolios of Finance, Justice, and Health and served as the Minister responsible for QEC. Mr. Peterson was the Mayor of Cambridge Bay for two-terms, and held various positions with other public and private sector boards. He has considerable experience in leading government departments, territorial corporations, board governance and community relations. His home is in Cambridge Bay.

Andrew Nakashuk
Vice-Chairperson

Andrew Nakashuk has been an active member of committees, organizations and boards for many years within Pangnirtung, the Baffin region, and across Nunavut. He is currently chairperson on the Nunavut Planning Commission, facilitating community consultations and planning meetings. Mr. Nakashuk has extensive experience with the land serving as conservation and fishery officer, bear monitor, and interpretive guide. He has completed training in response to environmental emergencies, search and rescue management training, and various courses through the RCMP. Mr. Nakashuk resides in Pangnirtung.

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.

Nastania Mullin

Nastania Mullin is a student in the Nunavut Law Program. Mr. Mullin obtained a Bachelor of Business from Gold Coast, Australia and completed his final semester in Paris, France, majoring in international marketing. He also has a Diploma in Business Administration from St. Lawrence College in Ontario. With his experience in sustainability planning, and being part of the negotiating team with the Devolution Secretariat, he brings project management skills to the board. Mr. Mullin served as the first President for the Nunavut Law Student Society. By travelling to and working in every community in Nunavut, he has extensive knowledge of the territory. He also serves as a board member for the Nunavut Business Credit Corporation. Mr. Mullin lives in Iqaluit with his partner and is a proud father of four children.

Roxanne Ruediger

Roxanne Ruediger is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and has served on the QEC Board since October 2018.  Ms. Ruediger received her accounting designation in 2015 and was recognized as the second Inuk in Nunavut and the first female aboriginal to get their designation from the CPA NWT/NU Association. She has significant business experience in management and executive positions at the GN and NTI and has been an active member of various committees. Ms. Ruediger founded a management consulting company, Ulu Consulting, and is originally from Baker Lake.  

Martha Lenio

Martha Lenio brings insight into the global renewable energy economy to QEC’s Board of Directors. As a renewable energy specialist with the World Wildlife Fund Canada, Dr. Lenio’s knowledge of renewable energy technologies and power solutions incorporates the arctic environment in which QEC serves. Her ten years of extensive international experience with solar power applications is complemented by her Doctor of Philosophy in Photovoltaic Engineering from the University of New South Wales, and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo. Dr. Lenio lives in Iqaluit.

Sheena Akoomalik

Sheena Akoomalik has over 15 years of experience with the Government of Nunavut’s Community and Government Services. Working primarily in the Petroleum Products Division, she has extensive, first-hand experience with the fuel systems that power the territory. Most recently, she has served as the elected member of the District Education Authority in her community of Pond Inlet.
An award-winning theatre artist, Ms. Akoomalik is the founder and manager of the Tununiq-muit Theatre group presenting cultural performances to tourists from around the world. With a broad understanding of Inuit traditions, culture and language, Ms Akoomalik brings strong community-focused skills to the corporation’s Board of Directors.

Okalik Eegeesiak

Okalik Eegeesiak possesses in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Inuit Land Claim agreements within Canada and internationally. Most recently, she served as the Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council and, prior to that, as President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. During her career, Ms. Eegeesiak has held key positions with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), and the Government of Nunavut’s Human Resources department. She currently resides in Iqaluit.
A past and present member of many volunteer organizations and boards, she is currently a member of the Arctic Children and Youth Foundation, Inuit Communications Systems, and serves as the International Chair of the Pikialasorsuaq Commission. A bilingual Inuk with sound sensitivity to cultural differences, Ms. Eegeesiak is the president of Makibi Consulting in Iqaluit.

Marvin Dion

With 40 years of experience as a power plant operator and superintendent in both Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, Marvin Dion, brings a well-developed understanding of power generation to QEC’s Board of Directors. Currently, he works as a foreman with Sarliaq Holdings in Rankin Inlet.
Mr. Dion was previously elected as mayor of Coral Harbor and subsequently served a term as deputy mayor. Over the years, he has also been involved with many Keewatin and Kivalliq regional boards and is a supporter of many community groups.