Six join N.L. Hy­dro board

Com­pany fi­nally gets new board ap­point­ments, in­clud­ing Nal­cor chair Bren­den Pad­dick

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - BUSINESS - BY DAVID MA­HER david.ma­her@thetele­gram.com Twit­ter: Davidma­h­ernl

New­found­land and Labrador Hy­dro has a new look on its board of di­rec­tors, adding Nal­cor chair Bren­den Pad­dick and five new faces.

The six ap­point­ments were an­nounced late Fri­day af­ter­noon and are ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately.

Pad­dick cur­rently sits as chair of the Nal­cor board of di­rec­tors, ap­pointed in Novem­ber 2016 af­ter the mass ex­o­dus of the board of di­rec­tors and former Nal­cor CEO Ed Martin in April 2016.

Join­ing Pad­dick is David Oake, an­other cur­rent mem­ber of the Nal­cor board. Oake has ex­pe­ri­ence as a deputy min­is­ter in var­i­ous roles within the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment. He was in­volved in ne­go­ti­a­tions around the Hiber­nia and Terra Nova projects.

Fraser Edi­son is an en­tre­pre­neur with over 35 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the pri­vate sec­tor. A former chair of the St. John’s Board of Trade, Edi­son was also a found­ing mem­ber of the New­found­land and Labrador Ocean In­dus­tries As­so­ci­a­tion. He is pres­i­dent and CEO of Rut­ter Inc., a radar tech­nolo­gies com­pany based in St. John’s.

Bill Nip­pard is the pres­i­dent of Ren­frew Hy­dro, but also worked for New­found­land and Labrador Hy­dro for over 30 years. He was man­ager of the Labrador re­gion from 1999 to 2011.

Brian Walsh is a former man­ager of the west­ern re­gion with New­found­land Power Inc., a For­tis sub­sidiary.

John Mal­lam is a former vi­cepres­i­dent of engineering with New­found­land and Labrador Hy­dro, now helping steer the or­ga­ni­za­tion at the board level.

The six will join lawyer John Green, who will re­main board chair, Donna Brewer, Chris Loomis, and Nal­cor CEO Stan Mar­shall.

The six ap­pointees were selected through the In­de­pen­dent Ap­point­ments Com­mis­sion, headed by former premier Clyde Wells.

New­found­land and Labrador Hy­dro board mem­bers re­ceive an­nual pay of $2,500, with an ex­tra $250 per meet­ing. The chair of the board is paid $100 an hour for prep time and at­ten­dance of board meet­ings.

The only out­go­ing mem­ber of the New­found­land and Labrador Hy­dro board is former deputy min­is­ter of the Depart­ment of Jus­tice Heather Ja­cobs, who re­tired from her post within gov­ern­ment last year.

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