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.

Andrew Nakashuk

Andrew Nakashuk has been an active member of committees, organizations and boards for many years within Pangnirtung and the Baffin region. He is currently chairperson on the Nunavut Planning Commission. 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.

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.

Keith Peterson
Vice-Chairperson

Mr. Keith Peterson is a former cabinet minister in the Government of Nunavut and a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) representing Cambridge Bay. He was responsible for the portfolios of Finance, Justice, and Health and also served as the Minister responsible for QEC. Mr. Peterson was the Mayor of Cambridge Bay for two-terms, and has 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.

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.

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
Chairperson

Simeonie Akpalialuk currently resides in Iqaluit and has lived in the Northwest Territories, Ontario and British Columbia during his professional career. He served as a consultant for the Hamlet of Pangnirtung, the Government of Nunavut 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 the QEC board. Mr. Akpalialuk holds a Business Administration diploma from Nicola Valley Institute of Technology in British Columbia.

Roxanne Ruediger
Director

Roxanne Ruediger is a Certified Public Accountant with over 10 years of experience in financial reporting, analysis and strategy implementation. Ms. Ruediger currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated. Ms. Ruediger received her accounting designation in 2015 and was recognized as the second Inuk to get their designation and the first female aboriginal in the NWT/NU Association. Ms. Ruediger lives in Rankin Inlet.

Nastania Mullin
Director

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.