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Ross Beaty, Executive Chairman

Ross J. Beaty is a geologist and resource company entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience in the international minerals and renewable energy industries. In early 2008, Mr. Beaty founded Magma Energy Corp. to focus on international geothermal energy development. In 2011, Magma and Plutonic Power merged to create Alterra Power Corp. Mr. Beaty also founded and currently serves as Chairman of Pan American Silver Corp., one of the world's leading silver producers, and since 1985 he has successfully founded and divested a number of other public mineral resource companies. Mr. Beaty is a Director of The Nature Trust of B.C. and patron of the Beaty Biodiversity Center at the University of B.C. Mr. Beaty is a past President of the Silver Institute in Washington, D.C., a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Mining, and a recipient of the Institute's Past President's Memorial Medal. In 2007, Mr. Beaty received the Association of Mineral Exploration of B.C.'s Colin Spence Award for excellence in global mineral exploration; in 2008, he received the Mining Person of the Year award from the Mining Association of B.C. and the 2008 Natural Resources & Energy Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst & Young. In 2010, Mr. Beaty was awarded the prestigious Viola MacMillan Award by the Prospector and Developers Association of Canada and was selected as Mining Person of the Year for 2011 by Canada’s Northern Miner newspaper. In 2014 Mr. Beaty received the CIM’s Vale Medal for Meritorious Contribution to Mining.

Donald A. McInnes, Vice Chairman
Chair Health & Safety Committee

Donald McInnes founded and was the CEO of Plutonic Power, which was acquired Magma Energy Corp. in 2011 to create Alterra Power Corp. Mr. McInnes currently serves as Chairman of the Clean Energy Association of British Columbia and is a director of Prostate Cancer Canada, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award-British Columbia and Yukon Division and is a Governor of the British Columbia Business Council. He was a participant in the inaugural year (2010) of the SFU Leadership Exchange Program for the Industry Council for Aboriginal Business and was bestowed a Doctor of Technology honoris causa from the BC Institute of Technology in 2009. In 2011, Mr. McInnes was awarded an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Pacific Division Cleantech category. Mr. McInnes is a frequent public speaker and contributor to the debate on public policy and the integration and value of clean power.

John Carson, Director, Chief Executive Officer

John Carson is a highly experienced renewable energy business leader with a core expertise in structuring and leading financial transactions. His experience over the last fifteen years includes senior positions held in GE Energy Financial Services (Renewable Energy Group), Terra-Gen Power and Noble Environmental Power, and he has closed billions of dollars of transactions, primarily in the renewable energy space. His education includes a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University.

Jamie Bruce, Director
Chair Audit Committee, Member Governance & Nominating Committees

Mr. Bruce is a senior partner of Capital West Partners, a private Vancouver-based investment banking firm specializing in investment advisory services. He is well-known as both a financial and business leader and has served widely in public and private companies, crown corporations and not-for-profit organizations, most recently as Vice-Chairman of southern BC’s transportation authority and Chair of the 2010 Games Operating Trust. Mr. Bruce is a mechanical engineer and certified management accountant with over 20 years‘ experience in the corporate finance and investment banking industry.

David Cornhill, Director
Chair Governance & Nominating Committee, Member Compensation Committee

David Cornhill is the founder and Chairman of AltaGas, one of Canada's largest energy infrastructure groups, focused on gas and power infrastructure and renewable energy (wind and hydro). With more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry, Mr. Cornhill also sits on several private and public boards including AltaGas Utility Group and Ivey Business School.

Kerri Fox, Director
Member Audit & Compensation, Health & Safety Committees

Ms. Fox has more than 20 years of experience structuring and executing financings for energy and infrastructure projects in Canada and the United States, including multiple wind and solar transactions. Ms. Fox currently is the Chief Financial Advisor to Steelhead LNG, and serves on the Board of Directors of TerraForm Power Inc., a dividend growth-oriented company formed to own and operate contracted clean power generation assets. Until September 2016, Ms. Fox served as Managing Director and Head, Project Finance, North America for BBVA Securities Inc. Prior to joining BBVA, Ms. Fox ran the Global Export and Project Finance business for Fortis Capital Corp. from New York, and held various roles in the Structured and Project Finance Group at Deutsche Bank. Ms. Fox began her career as an attorney at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. She currently also serves on the Board of Directors of TerraForm Power, a dividend growth-oriented company formed to own and operate contracted clean power generation assets. Ms. Fox holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an AB in International Relations and Russian Studies from Brown University.

Donald Shumka, Director
Chair Compensation Committee, Member Audit, Governance & Nominating Committees

Mr. Shumka is Managing Director of Walden Management Ltd., a financial consulting firm. Mr. Shumka received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. From 1966 to 1979 he worked in a variety of positions in the forest industry, from 1979 to 1989 he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. and from 1989 to 2004 he headed the Forest Products Group for two Canadian investment banks. Mr. Shumka is active in the not for profit sector and is currently the Chair of the British Columbia Arts Council.

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