Our Team

NTPC Board of Directors is made up of the following Deputy Ministers from the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT):


Paul Guy, Deputy Minister - Infrastructure


Mike Aumond, Secretary to Cabinet & Deputy Minister of the Executive

Martin Goldney, Deputy Minister - Justice

Sylvia Haener, Deputy Minister - Education,Culture and Employment

Russel Neudorf, Senior Project Advisor - Infrastructure

David Stewart, Deputy Minister - Finance

Corporate Secretary:  

Cheryl Tordoff


NTPC Senior Management Team

Emanuel DaRosa – President and Chief Executive Officer

Emanuel DaRosa has more than 25 years of utility experience and aims to create a vibrant and energetic work environment; developing a highly innovative team that achieves operational excellence, provides industry leading customer service and delivers value to customers. Emanuel's vision of the NWT's electrical system is one of an interconnected network where hydro and other renewable potential can be unlocked to the benefit of all NWT residents and produce clean, low cost power that will drive economic development, quality of life and prosperity for all the people who live in the North.

Belinda Whitford – Chief Financial Officer

Belinda has almost 20 years of utility finance experience and was NTPC's controller for over 4 years before assuming the role of CFO in April 2016. Teamwork is a focus for this Chartered Professional Accountant in leading all financial aspects of the Corporation including financial reporting, budgeting and regulatory affairs, treasury and risk management, internal audit and continuous improvement, logistics, and communications. 

Mike Ocko – Director, Thermal Operations

Michael Ocko has 30 years’ experience as an Interprovincial Industrial Electrician in power generation and the oil field industry. He joined NTPC in 1989 and worked in operations and maintenance in the Deh Cho region. His ability to assess operational issues and implement real solutions led to his reassignment as the Director of Thermal Operations in 2010. In addition to his commitment to safety, Mike promotes and implements alternate energy solutions in the NTPC operating area. 

Jay Pickett – Director, Hydro Operations

Jay joined NTPC in 2013. He brings over 20 years of experience in the utility environment, 13 years in management, a technical background and a graduate degree in business to our operations.  Jay’s business acumen and public business sense were honed through board membership in various power acquisition, organizational development and utility operations.  He brings a collaborative leadership approach to position the organization for success though success of NTPC employees.  His focus on customer service and lifelong learning enables Jay to maintain organizational flexibility to meet the current and future needs of NTPC and the people of the NWT.

Glenn Smith – Director, Information Technology

Glenn has demonstrated excellence in information systems development and leadership over a 15 year career with NTPC.  As the Director of Information Technology, Glenn combines a strong business academic background with extensive experience in information technology to deliver quality and relevant best practice solutions to NTPC stakeholders.  Continuous process improvement for the organization, authentic leadership, and delivery of superior customer service are passionate focuses for Glenn who was raised in the NWT.  

Eddie Smith – Director, Health, Safety and Environment

Eddie was born and raised in Hay River and has a diploma in Renewable Resources Technology from Aurora College in Fort Smith and a B.Sc. degree from the University of Lethbridge in Environmental Science.  He spent several years coaching the NWT Track and Field Team at national events and is involved in local sports and community events.  Eddie joined NTPC as an Environmental Analyst in 2003, and was named Manager, Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) in 2008.  Now Director, he is dedicated to improving the HSE programs and building a culture of health and safety at NTPC.  

​​Gordon Jennings, Director, Human Resources

Paul Grant, Director, Customer Service 

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