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Ambassador Gordon D. Giffin

Ambassador Gordon D. Giffin

Chair
Ambassador Giffin is Senior Partner of the law firm of Dentons (formerly McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP), where he maintains offices in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. His practice focuses on international transactions related to trade, energy and public policy.

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Rona Ambrose

Rona Ambrose

Corporate Director
The Honourable Rona Ambrose is a national leader, former Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons and former leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.  As a key member of the federal cabinet for a decade, Rona solved problems as a minister of the Crown across nine government departments.

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John P. Dielwart

John P. Dielwart

Corporate Director
Mr. Dielwart was formerly Chief Executive Officer of ARC Resources Ltd., which owns and operates oil and gas properties in Western Canada. He oversaw the growth of ARC Resources Ltd. from start-up in 1996 to a company with a total capitalization of approximately $10 billion at the time of his retirement.

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Timothy W. Faithfull

Timothy W. Faithfull

Corporate Director
Mr. Faithfull is a 36-year veteran of Royal Dutch/Shell plc (energy), where he held diverse international roles principally in oil products and LNG project development. As President and CEO of Shell Canada Limited, he was responsible for bringing the $6 billion Athabasca Oil Sands Project on line in 2003, the first fully integrated oil sands venture in 25 years.

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Dawn L. Farrell

Dawn L. Farrell

President and Chief Executive Officer of TransAlta Corporation
Mrs. Farrell became President and Chief Executive Officer of TransAlta Corporation on January 2, 2012.  Prior to her appointment, she served as Chief Operating Officer from 2009 to 2011 and as Executive Vice-President, Commercial Operations and Development from 2008 to 2009.

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Alan J. Fohrer

Alan J. Fohrer

Corporate Director
Mr. Fohrer was Chairman and CEO of Southern California Edison Company (“SCE”), a subsidiary of Edison International (“Edison”) and one of the largest electric utilities in the United States. He was elected CEO in 2002 and Chairman in 2007.

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Yakout Mansour

Yakout Mansour

Corporate Director
Mr. Fohrer was Chairman and CEO of Southern California Edison Company (“SCE”), a subsidiary of Edison International (“Edison”) and one of the largest electric utilities in the United States. He was elected CEO in 2002 and Chairman in 2007.

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Georgia R. Nelson

Georgia R. Nelson

Corporate Director
Mrs. Nelson is President and CEO of PTI Resources, LLC, an independent consulting firm established in 2005.  Mrs. Nelson has had a 35-year career in the power generation industry, serving in various senior executive capacities for Edison International and its subsidiaries between 1971 and 2005.

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Bev F. Park

Bev F. Park

Corporate Director
Ms. Park has executive and board experience in a range of industries, including forest products, shipping, mining, transportation, real estate, and electricity transmission. Ms. Park spent seventeen years of her career with TimberWest Forest Corp. where she was most recently Chief Operations Officer until her retirement in 2013.

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Bryan D. Pinney

Bryan D. Pinney

Corporate Director
Bryan Pinney is the principal of Bryan D. Pinney Professional Corporation, which provides financial advisory and consulting services to a range of clients.

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