Our Board of Directors
- Brendan Bell (Yellowknife) - Chairman
- David Tucker (Yellowknife) - Vice Chairman
- Eric Menicoche (Fort Simpson) - Board Director
- James Schaefer - (Fort Smith) - Board Director
- Danny Yakeleya - (Tulita) - Board Director
- Joseph Mackenzie - (Behchoko) - Board Director
- Louise Dundas Matthews - (Yellowknife) - Board Director
- Cheryl Tordoff - Corporate Secretary
Mr. Bell was appointed Chair of NT Power Corporation, NT Hydro Corporation and their subsidiaries in December 2010.
A long-time Northerner, Mr. Bell served two terms in the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly from 1999-2007. From 2003-2007, he held several Cabinet posts including Minister Responsible for Energy and Mining, Minister Responsible for the Environment and Minister of Justice and Attorney General in the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT).
During this period, Mr. Bell was the lead Minister in dealing with all economic and resource development issues for the GNWT.
Since retiring from territorial politics in 2007, Mr. Bell has served as a member of the Alberta Provincial Energy Strategy Advisory Committee and as Chair of the NWT Association of Communities Electricity Working Group. He is a Director on the Board of Yellowknife Association of Concerned Citizens for Seniors (YACCS).
Mr. Bell is a partner in The Northern Strategy Group, a consulting firm based in Yellowknife.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and a Masters in Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
David Tucker is newly appointed to the Northwest Territories Power Corporation Board. He has been active in the northern business community in a variety of capacities including as a business manager and, since 2005, as a business owner and consultant.
David Tucker also serves as an Executive and on the Board of the NWT Construction Association and the Northern Construction Safety Association. Prior to moving to Yellowknife he worked in a variety of specializations in the public accounting and project management fields.
David Tucker holds Commerce and Engineering degrees from the University of Alberta and is a Chartered Accountant. His consulting activities revolve around strategic and business planning. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Yellowknife.
Eric Menicoche was appointed to the Northwest Territories Power Corporation Board on September 8, 2009.
Eric attended Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario and attained a B.A. in Natives Studies with emphasis in Native Management and Economic Development.
Eric has previous experience with various Boards throughout the north such as the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, Liidlii Kue First Nation Corporation, Nogha Enterprise Ltd., Fort Providence Residential School Society, and served as the Vice-Chair for Dehcho Investment Management.
Eric owns XIT Security Services in his home town of Fort Simpson.
James Schaefer was appointed to the Northwest Territories Power Corporation Board of Directors on November 22, 2009. Mr. Schaefer obtained his Red Seal Journeyman Electrician Certificate from NAIT in Edmonton, Alberta. He was one of the first two residents in the Northwest Territories to work as an apprentice.
James worked for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation for 12 years prior to retirement traveling throughout the North conducting overhauls on the Corporation’s diesel engines and spent two years in Fort Resolution as the Plant Superintendent.
Mr. Schaefer helped form the Caribou Management Board and was the Chairman of the Board for 12 years. His has also served on various other Boards in the NWT.
James resides in Fort Smith with his wife of 50 years. He enjoys spending time with his four children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Danny Yakeleya was appointed to the Board of Directors in December 13, 2011 and is a resident of the Sahtu in his home community of Tulita. Born and raised in Tulita (formally Fort Norman), he has committed the majority of his activity life in the pursuit of community development through his involvement as current and former Mayor of the Hamlet of Tulita, current board of director of the Tulita District Land Corporation and Fort Norman Métis Land Corporation, and chief negotiator for Tulita Yamoria Community Secretariat in regards to self-government. Over the past 30 years he has served on numerous board and councils both on a local and territorial level.
Danny received his Bachelor or Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and pursued and received his CGA designation in 1991. He worked with Financial Management Board Secretariat and Aurora College on completion of university, and was seconded to the Sahtu Tribal Council to assist in the completion of negotiation of the Sahtu Dene and Métis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement in 1993. On completion of this work, he moved back to Tulita to enter into business with his brother and friend in the formation of Red Dog Mtn. Contracting Ltd.
He is married with one daughter and spends his time between Thailand and Tulita continues his involvement is local and territorial issues.
Joseph Mackenzie was appointed to the Northwest Territories Power Corporation Board of Directors on April 1, 2012.
From 1972 to 1982 Joseph made his living hunting, trapping, and fishing with his father. In 1981 Joseph began his career as the Crew Coordinator with Forestry Services. In 1984 Joseph was one of ten Apprenticeship and Training Officers for the Department of Education with the GNWT. In May 1986 he joined the Department of Renewable Resources. After completing the Renewable Resources Technology program in 1993 Joseph stayed with the Department as an Environment and Natural Resource Officer until he retired in 2011.
Joseph and his family reside in Behchoko, NT.
Louise Dundas Matthews
Louise Dundas Matthews was appointed to NT Power Corporation, NT Hydro Corporation and its subsidiaries effective January 15, 2013.
Ms. Dundas Matthews is a graduate of McMaster University in Ontario holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She is also a Certified General Accountant including a Fellowship CGA designation. She has worked in several senior management positions within the Government of Northwest Territories including the Audit Bureau, the Department of Justice and the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission. She is the sole proprietor of the consulting firm LDM Consulting based in Yellowknife. She has and continues to serve on many non-for-profit and professional local, territorial and national Boards including as Chairperson and other Executive positions. She is currently the Chairperson of the Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation.
Ms. Dundas Matthews has made Yellowknife her home since 1979. She and her husband Steven met in Yellowknife and have raised their three children here. Being an active member of the community and contributing to making a positive difference are very important to her. She continues to volunteer with many organizations and is proud to call the Northwest Territories home.
Cheryl Tordoff was appointed to the position of Corporate Secretary, Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) in October 2003. She also serves as Corporate Secretary for the Northwest Territories Hydro Corporation (NT Hydro) and subsidiaries NWT Energy Corporation (03) Ltd., Sahdae Energy Ltd. as well as NTPC subsidiaries NWT Energy Corporation and 5383 N.W.T Ltd. and joint venture company Aadrii Ltd.
Cheryl has been employed with the Northwest Territories Power Corporation since July 1989. Her background with the Corporation includes positions in finance as well as the Executive Assistant to the President of the NWT Power Corporation.