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Christopher J. Ball
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee
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Christopher J. Ball is currently the Executive Vice-President of Corpfinance International Limited, an investment banking boutique firm.

From 1982 to 1988, Mr. Ball was Vice-President at Standard Chartered Bank of Canada, responsible for the Canadian branch operation. Prior to that, Mr. Ball held various managerial positions with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

He is also a Director of the Independent Power Producers Association of British Columbia.

Mr. Ball has served as a Director since October 22, 2002.
Melissa Stapleton Barnes
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Risk Committee
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Melissa Barnes has been Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Eli Lilly and Company since January, 2013.

Reporting directly to the CEO and Board of Directors, she is an executive officer and serves as a member of the company’s executive committee.

She previously held the role of Vice President, Deputy General Counsel from 2012 to 2013; and General Counsel, Lilly Diabetes and Lilly Oncology and Senior Director and Assistant General Counsel from 2010 to 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science & Government (highest distinction) from Purdue University and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.

Ms. Barnes is a member of several professional organizations including Ethisphere – Business Ethics Leadership Alliance; CEB, Corporate Ethics Leadership Council; Conference Board, Global Council on Business Conduct; Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, and is a Licensed Attorney with the Indiana State Bar.

Other board positions include The Center for the Performing Arts (Vice Chair), Visit Indy, The Children’s Museum, and The Great American Songbook Foundation.
Christopher Jarratt
Committee Name
Governance Committee
Risk Committee
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Christopher Jarratt is the Vice Chair of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Mr. Jarratt is a founder and principal of Algonquin Power Corporation Inc., a private independent power developer formed in 1988 which was a predecessor organization to Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.

Mr. Jarratt has over 25 years of experience in the development, construction, financing, acquisition and operation of independent electric power generating projects both in North America and internationally. Mr. Jarratt was also a founder and principal of a consulting firm specializing in renewable energy project development.

Mr. Jarratt is a water resources engineer and holds a Professional Engineering designation through his Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph. He is a certified Chartered Director (C. Dir.) having completed the Chartered Director program of the Directors College (McMaster University).

Mr. Jarratt has served as a Director since June 23, 2011.
D. Randy Laney
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee
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D. Randy Laney was most recently Chairman of the Board of Empire District Electric Company since 2009. He joined the Board of Empire in 2003 serving as the Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board from 2008 to 2009 and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board from April 23, 2009 until APUC's acquisition of Empire on January 1, 2017. Mr. Laney, semi-retired since 2008, has held numerous senior level positions with both public and private companies during his career, including 23 years with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in various executive positions including Vice President of Finance, Benefits and Risk Management and Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. In addition, Mr. Laney has provided strategic advisory services to both private and public companies and served on numerous profit and non-profit boards. Mr. Laney brings significant management and capital markets experience, and strategic and operational understanding to his position on the APUC Board.
Kenneth Moore
Committee Name
Governance Committee
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Kenneth Moore is currently the Managing Partner of NewPoint Capital Partners Inc., an investment banking firm. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Moore was a senior partner at Crosbie& Co., another Toronto mid-market investment banking firm. Prior to investment banking, he was Vice-President at Barclays Bank, responsible for a number of leveraged acquisitions and restructurings.

Mr. Moore holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a certified Chartered Director (C. Dir.), having completed the Chartered Director program of the Directors College (McMaster University).

Mr. Moore has served as a Director since December 18, 1998.
Masheed Saidi
Committee Name
Governance Committee
Risk Committee
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Masheed Saidi is a registered professional engineer with 30 years of operational and business leadership experience in the regulated utility industry. Ms. Saidi is an executive consultant of Energy Initiatives Group, a specialized group that provides technical, commercial and business consulting services to utilities, independent system operators, government agencies and others in the energy industry. Until 2010, Ms. Saidi was the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of U.S. Transmission for National Grid USA. Ms. Saidi previously served on the Board of Directors on the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association. She serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization Mary’s Shelter. She earned her Bachelors in Power System Engineering from Northeastern University and her Masters of Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dilek L. Samil
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee
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Dilek Samil brings over 30 years of finance, operations and business experience in the regulated energy utility sector. During her career Ms. Samil was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NV Energy and gained considerable experience in generation and system operations as President and Chief Operating Officer for CLECO Power.

Ms. Samil holds a Bachelor of Science from the City College of New York and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Florida.

Ms. Samil has served as a Director since October 1, 2014.
George L. Steeves
Committee Name
Governance Committee
Risk Committee
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George L. Steeves is the principal of True North Energy, an energy consulting firm. From January 2001 to April 2002, Mr.Steeves was a division manager of Earthtech Canada Inc. Prior to January 2001, he was the President of Cumming Cockburn Limited, an engineering firm, and has extensive financial expertise in acting as a Chairman, Director and/or audit committee member of public and private companies, including the Corp., the Fund, Borealis Hydroelectric Holdings Inc. and KMS Power Income Fund.

Mr. Steeves is a certified Chartered Director (C. Dir.) having completed the Chartered Director program of the Directors College (McMaster University). He received a Bachelor and Masters of Engineering from Carleton University and holds the Professional Engineering designation in Ontario and British Columbia.

Mr. Steeves has served as a Director since September 8, 1997.

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