NTPC Board of Directors is comprised of the following individuals appointed by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT):
Corporate Secretary (NTPC):
NTPC Senior Leadership Team
Paul Grant, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Paul serves as Director of Corporate Planning and is currently the Acting President and CEO. See bio below.
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.
Scott Spencer, Chief Technical Officer
Scott has more than 25 years of project management, engineering and asset management experience in the utility, forestry and mining industries including 10 years in strategic capital project development. Prior to joining NTPC in 2017, he was the Director of Major Projects with Columbia Power Corporation. He is a Professional Engineer and holds a Project Management Professional designation. Scott is a lifelong learner and is currently working towards an MBA in Renewable Energy. He leads the Asset Management and Engineering division of NTPC in the maintenance and execution of the Power Systems Plan and the 20 year Capital Plan.
Gary Gazankas, Director, NT Energy
Gary has more than 20 years of experience in the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power. His experience includes leading operations, asset management, engineering, capital and maintenance planning, and execution with a primary focus on safety. He rejoined NTPC in 2018 after serving as Director of Operations for Algonquin Power. Gary managed 1500 MW of renewable energy across North America which included 1100 MW of Wind, 150 MW of Small Hydro, 150 MW of Solar and 100 MW of Thermal. He previously held the position of Director of Asset Management and Engineering with NTPC.
Mike Ocko, Director, Thermal Operations
Mike 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.
Colin Steed, Assistant Director, Hydro Operations
Colin has 30 years of experience with NTPC in various operational roles. He joined NTPC in 1989, working within the Logistics & Procurement field. He attained Supply Chain Management Professional designation in 2009. Colin previously served as Manager, Plant Operations and most recently, as Manager, System Control. In these positions, he was responsible for system generation planning including the management of reservoirs, generation, outage response & recovery. Colin is driven to maximize our renewable resources in the production of energy, while ensuring system stability, safety, and customer service.
Paul Grant, Director, Corporate Planning
Paul is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a degree in economics. He has over 22 years of experience with NTPC working in finance, generation and distribution areas. Appointed as Director, Customer Service in 2016, his area of responsibilities included billing, metering and customer service. He continued to develop the customer experience by utilizing technology to make interaction with customers more timely and efficient. He was appointed Director, Corporate Planning in August 2018. In this role, he continues to oversee Customer Service, with additional responsibilities for Continuous Improvement, the Strategic Planning Process, and Communications.
D'arcy Delorey, Director, Information Technology
D’arcy was appointed Director, Information Technology in August 2018. He started with NTPC in 2010, as Business Systems Analyst for IT, moving to the role of Manager, IT Infrastructure, in 2016. D'arcy obtained a BSc, Computer Information Systems in 1998, and utilized these skills in a variety of IT Analyst positions at Northern Transportation Company Ltd. between 1998 – 2009.
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.