About Us

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Darrell K. Beaulieu, Chief Executive Officer, Denendeh Investments Incorporated

Mr. Beaulieu is from Yellowknife, capital of the Northwest Territories and has served three terms as the Chief of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. As President and CEO of Denendeh Investments Incorporated, an investment arm of the 27 Dene First Nations of the NWT, Mr. Beaulieu provides the leadership, vision and public presence. Mr. Beaulieu has served on many private and public boards advancing Indigenous interests in the NWT and across Canada, including Indspire and as  Chairman of the NWT Business Development Investment Corporation from 2005 to 2019. He is currently  Spokesperson for the NWT Indigenous Leaders Economic Coalition.  

Greg J. Nyuli, Secretary of the Board, Denendeh Investments Incorporated

Mr. Nyuli has been on the Denendeh Development Corporation Board since 1994 and the Denendeh Investments Inc. Board since its’ inception in 2006.  He is currently Manager, Northern Development for Norzinc/Canadian Zinc based out of Ft. Simpson, N.T.  Mr. Nyuli served two terms as Chief of Deh Gah Got’ie Dene Council in the 90’s and was Regional Negotiator for Dehcho Tribal Council from 1988 to 1990.  Greg has also served in management, economic development and resource management positions for many First Nations over the years.

Loraine M. Charlton, Board Member, Canadian Utilities Limited

Loraine Charlton is currently Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lintus Resources Limited, a private oil and gas company with interests across Western Canada, and has over three decades of experience in the oil and gas industry.  During her career, Ms. Charlton has held various positions involving responsibility for directing overall management, including financial reporting, banking, debt and treasury management, investor relations, risk management, human resources, operations and strategy.

Ms. Charlton is also a director of CU Inc. and AKITA Drilling Ltd.

Ms. Charlton graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance.  She also holds the Corporate Director Designation (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Robert J. Normand, Board Member, Canadian Utilities Limited

Mr. Normand retired in October 2015 as Chair of the Workers Compensation Board of Alberta, the agency which administers workplace insurance for the workers and employers of the Province of Alberta. In 2008, he retired from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Treasury Branches ("ATB"). Prior to joining ATB as Executive Vice-President Sales in 1996, he was employed by the Bank of Montreal for 26 years and held line and credit executive positions in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta.

Through his experience in the financial services sector, he has developed extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of finance, regulatory matters and risk management.

Mr. Normand is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and holds a B.A. (Econ.) from Sir George Williams University and an M.B.A. from Concordia University.

Melanie Bayley, President, ATCO Electric

Melanie Bayley leads ATCO’s Electricity division, bringing extensive experience in the natural gas and electricity utility industries in Alberta and Canada’s north. She is accountable for the strategic and operational direction of the electricity transmission and distribution business in Alberta, the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Ms. Bayley joined ATCO in 2000 as a natural gas System Planning Engineer, advancing to increasingly complex management and executive positions. In 2010, she was made the division’s Director, Regulatory & Pricing, followed by her 2014 appointment to Vice President, Regulatory. In 2015, she became Vice President, Innovation & Engineering, overseeing natural gas engineering and capital programs while fostering strategic decarbonization and energy transitioning plans. She was appointed as the global Chief Regulatory Officer for natural gas and electricity utilities in 2016, became the Senior Vice President & General Manager, Electricity, in 2019, then promoted to her current role in 2020.

Ms. Bayley also brings emergency and crisis management expertise. She led ATCO’s response to Canada’s worst natural disaster, the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires, and continues her pandemic-response leadership, maintaining essential electricity service to customers while ensuring public and employee health and safety. She serves on various boards and industry committees (Western Energy Institute, Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), Drake Landing Solar Community) and has been a featured panelist at the Globe Forum for sustainable business, the Edison Electric Institute’s Global Electrification Forum and a keynote speaker at the CEA’s 2021 Regulatory Forum.

Ms. Bayley holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta, is a member of APEGA and has completed the Richard Ivey School of Business’ Executive program at Western University. She lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta, with her husband and two children

Nancy C. Southern, Chair & Chief Executive Officer of ATCO Ltd.

Nancy Southern is Executive Chair of Canadian Utilities Limited, as well as Chair & Chief Executive Officer of ATCO Ltd. Reporting to the Board of Directors, she has full responsibility for executing the strategic direction for the company.

After joining the Canadian Utilities Board of Directors in 1990, Ms. Southern served as Co-Chair prior to being appointed Chair in December 2012. Ms. Southern was President from 2003 until 2015, and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 until 2019. She serves on the boards of all ATCO subsidiary companies. Ms. Southern also serves as Executive Vice President of Spruce Meadows and is a founding director of AKITA Drilling Ltd., a director of Sentgraf Enterprises Limited, an Honorary Director of the BMO Financial Group and serves on the Rideau Hall Foundation Board of Directors.

In addition to her business leadership, Ms. Southern has long played a leading role in advocating on social issues of global importance – most notably, the rights of Indigenous peoples and the role of women in business.

Ms. Southern is a member of The U.S. Business Council, a member of the American Society of Corporate Executives, a Canadian Member of the Trilateral Commission and member of the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Expert Group. She is also a member of the Business Council of Canada, serves as Vice Chair of the Alberta Business Council and sits on the University of Calgary School of Public Policy Advisory Council. In March of 2020, Ms. Southern joined the Premier’s Economic Recovery Council with other policy and industry experts providing insight and strategies to accelerate diversification of Alberta’s economy.