People: Just Energy Group Inc (JE)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rebecca MacDonald

60 2010 Executive Chairman of the Board

James Lewis

2014 President, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Deborah Merril

2014 President, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Hugh Segal

64 2010 Vice Chairman of the Board, Lead Independent Director

Patrick McCullough

2014 Chief Financial Officer

Jonah Davids

2013 Executive Vice President - Legal & Regulatory, General Counsel

Darren Pritchett

2010 Executive Vice President - Consumer Sales

Jason Herod

2014 Executive Vice President, Consumer Division – North America

Gord Potter

2014 Executive Vice President - Home Services Division

Ash Rajendra

2011 Chief Information Officer

R. Scott Gahn

50 2013 Director

John Brussa

57 2010 Independent Director

Gordon Giffin

64 2010 Independent Director

Michael Kirby

72 2010 Independent Director

Brett Perlman

55 2013 Independent Director

George Sladoje

72 2012 Independent Director

William Weld

68 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Rebecca MacDonald

Ms. Rebecca MacDonald is Executive Chairman of the Board of Just Energy Group Inc. Ms. MacDonald was the principal founder of Just Energy and has been a director since 2001. She has been engaged in the deregulation of natural gas for over 22 years. Before forming Just Energy in 1997 she was the president of EMI, another successful energy marketing company. She became an officer of the Just Energy in January 2000 and previously served as chief executive officer. For the past six years she has been Just Energy’s executive chair. She is a past director of the Canadian Arthritis Foundation and is actively involved in a number of other charities. She founded the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis Research at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. She was named Canada’s top woman CEO for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 by Profit Magazine. She was also named Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young in 2003. On April 3, 2009 she received the International Horatio Alger Award – Canada. Ms. MacDonald has a 100% attendance record for board meetings for the year ended March 31, 2013. She was elected to the board of Canadian Pacific Railways Limited in 2012.

James Lewis

Mr. James W. Lewis is President, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy Group Inc. He was appointed to as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President role in June 2011 and prior to this, held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager, Eastern U.S. Prior to this, Mr. Lewis was Senior Vice President for North American Operations for Just Energy.

Deborah Merril

Ms. Deborah Merril has been appointed as President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy Group Inc., effective April 1, 2014. She was appointed to her current role of Executive Vice President - Commercial Sales, in April 2010, and prior to this, held the position of Senior Vice President, Commercial Sales and Marketing. Before April 2010, Ms. Merril was Vice President of Just Energy Texas LP.

Hugh Segal

The Honourable, Senator Hugh D. Segal is Vice Chairman of the Board, Lead Independent Director of Just Energy Group Inc. Mr. Segal is a Canadian Senator. He is a director of one other Canadian public company as described in Schedule B of this proxy circular, and is Director of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute in Calgary, a Member of the Atlantic Council and a former President of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Mr. Segal was the recipient of the Order of Canada in 2003, an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal Military College in 2004 and made an Honorary Captain of the Canadian Navy in 2005. Mr. Segal earned his Bachelor of Arts (history) degree in 1972 from the University of Ottawa and studied international trade economics at the graduate level at the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. In 2003, after serving as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, he was named Senior Fellow at the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, and is also an Adjunct Professor of public policy at Queen’s School of Business. Mr. Segal is scheduled to retire from the Senate in June 2014 to become Master of Massey College for the University of Toronto. His experience on several public company boards and committees and his expertise in social, economic, foreign policy and public administration qualify him well to serve as lead director and vice chairman of Just Energy and a member of all four Just Energy board committees. He attended all board, committee and strategy meetings but one, and has a 97% attendance record for the year ended March 31, 2014.

Patrick McCullough

Mr. Patrick Mccullough is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. McCullough has an 18 year career of progressive experience in senior financial roles, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of Amonix, a California based designer and manufacturer of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems, a role he took on as part of a global restructuring in June 2012. He had been the CFO of Amonix since May 2010. Prior to this, he had held the CFO role with IMI Severe Service from May 2007, Division CFO for Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, from April 2005 and various roles with Ford Motor Company culminating as Deputy General Manager and CFO of a $1+ billion joint venture in Shanghai China. He joined Ford in 1995. Mr. McCullough has a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Notre Dame.

Jonah Davids

Mr. Jonah Davids is Senior Vice President - Legal and Regulatory, General Counsel of Just Energy Group Inc. Jonah Davids was an associate with McMillan LLP (law firm) until November 2007.

Darren Pritchett

Mr. Darren Pritchett is Executive Vice President - Consumer Sales of Just Energy Group Inc. Formerly Ontario Energy Savings Corporation (OESC). Mr. Pritchett joined Just Energy as Executive Vice President, Consumer Sales, in April 2008. Prior to this, Mr. Pritchett ran a direct marketing organization, contracted by Just Energy.

Jason Herod

Gord Potter

Mr. Gord Potter is Executive Vice President - Home Services Division of Just Energy Group Inc. Formerly Ontario Energy Savings Corporation (OESC). He joined the Company in June 2003 and currently holds the position of Executive Vice President, Regulatory and Legal. Prior to this, Mr. Potter held the positions of Director, Vice President and Senior Vice President within the Regulatory department from June 2003 to April 2009. Before joining Just Energy, Mr. Potter was Director, Utility Relations, at Direct Energy Marketing Limited.

Ash Rajendra

R. Scott Gahn

Mr. R. Scott Gahn serves as Director of Just Energy Group Inc. Mr. Gahn is currently the President of Gulf Coast Security Services, Inc., a Houston-based security firm. Scott has a long history in the deregulated energy industry having sat on the Texas ERCOT board from 2005 to 2008 and having been involved in the sale of deregulated and regulated electricity and natural gas for 27 years. Mr. Gahn has a BA from Virginia Tech University and an MA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

John Brussa

Mr. John A. Brussa is an Independent Director of Just Energy Group Inc. Mr. Brussa has been a director of Just Energy since 2001 and currently serves on two board committees. He is a senior partner with the law firm Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP where he specializes in taxation and energy law with a special expertise relating to businesses in the energy sector. Accordingly, his contribution to the proceedings of the board and its committees is invaluable. As indicated in Schedule B of this proxy circular, Mr. Brussa serves as a director on other public boards and committees, particularly in the oil and natural gas sectors. He serves as a member of the compensation committee on other public company boards and accordingly brings considerable compensation experience as a member of Just Energy’s compensation committee. It is the view of other members of the Just Energy board that his experience and knowledge in these energy sectors and his regular participation at board and committee meetings adds significant value to the board of Just Energy. He has a 90% attendance record for board and committee meetings and serves on the risk and compensation committees.

Gordon Giffin

Ambassador, The Honourable., Gordon D. Giffin is an Independent Director of Just Energy Group Inc. Mr. Giffin is a senior partner in the Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia based law firm, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. He has been a director of Just Energy since 2006 and currently serves on two board committees – the Risk Committee and the Compensation, Human Resources, Environmental, Health and Safety Committee. Mr. Giffin is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, and is on the Board of Trustees for The Carter Center and on the Board of Counsellors of Kissinger-McLarty Associates. Mr. Giffin served as United States Ambassador to Canada from 1997 to 2001. As indicated in Schedule B of this Information Circular, Mr. Giffin serves on several boards of Canadian public companies and committees thereof in the financial, transportation and natural resource sectors and as such is in a unique position, based on his experience both as a director and lawyer, to contribute to a discussion of the issues required to be addressed by the board of Just Energy and its committees. He regularly attends all board meetings and committee meetings on which he serves, including the board meetings of all of Just Energy’s U.S. operating subsidiaries where he also serves as a director. He has a 96% attendance record for board and committee meetings for the year ending March 31, 2014.

Michael Kirby

The Honourable Senator Michael J.L. Kirby, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Just Energy Group Inc. Mr. Kirby is Chairman of the Partners for Mental Health a national mental health charity and a corporate director. Mr. Kirby was a Member of the Senate of Canada from 1984 until 2006. He holds a B.Sc. and M.A. in mathematics from Dalhousie University and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University. He has an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Dalhousie University, Simon Fraser University, York University, Carleton University, University of Toronto and the University of Alberta. Mr. Kirby is the financial expert on the audit committee for purposes of the NYSE listing standards. As indicated in Schedule B of this proxy circular, Mr. Kirby serves as a member of the board and committees of several public Canadian companies in several diverse business sectors which uniquely qualify him to serve as chair of the audit committee and chair of the compensation committee after February 7, 2013 of Just Energy. He is a dedicated and committed director reflected by a 100% attendance record at all Just Energy board and committee meetings for the year ended March 31, 2013. Until 2005, Mr. Kirby was Vice-Chair of the Accounting Standards Oversight Council. Previously, Mr. Kirby was Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, the Senate Committee which handles all business legislative and regulatory issues, and was Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. From 2007 until March, 2012 he was Chairman of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Mr. Kirby brings to the Just Energy board expertise in finance, risk, accounting and public accountability.

Brett Perlman

Mr. Brett A. Perlman serves as Independent Director of Just Energy Group Inc., with effect from June 26, 2013. Mr. Perlman is the President of Vector Consultants, LLC of Houston, Texas, a consulting practice which specializes in business strategy, strategic marketing and mergers and acquisitions in the electric utility industry. He previously served as a Commissioner of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (1999-2003) and led the market design and implementation that resulted in the successful restructuring of the Texas wholesale and retail electric utility market. Previous to his public service, he was a consultant with McKinsey and Company (1993-1999) and has practiced law with major firms in Houston and Washington, D.C. He holds advanced degrees in public policy from Harvard University and in law from the University of Texas and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University. He has previously served as a director and as an independent strategic advisor to both public and private equity-based companies. His knowledge of the electric utility sector and his experience in regulatory and public policy issues as well as strategy and governance makes him an invaluable member of the Just Energy Board. Mr. Perlman recently obtained certification as a Governance Fellow from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) in recognition of his commitment to ongoing professional development and training as a Corporate Director. He has a 100% attendance record at all Just Energy board and committee meetings for the year ended March 31, 2014.

George Sladoje

Mr. George Sladoje is an Independent Director of Just Energy Group Inc., since November 6, 2012. He currently serves as a member of the audit committee and Chair of the risk committee. Mr. Sladoje was until 2011, CEO of NASDAQ OMX Commodities Clearing Company and former Chair and CEO to 2010 of North American Energy and Clearing Corporation, both centered in Chicago, Ill. Mr. Sladoje serves as Principal, Sladoje Consulting, Chicago where he specializes in providing regulatory and compliance consulting to organizations dealing in electricity, natural gas, equities and options trading and has provided marketing services to grid operators across the United States including Midwest ISO and ERCOT. This expertise, along with his accounting background as a CPA with a big 8 accounting firm, his experience in working with energy regulators and in risk management and governance will uniquely qualify him to serve on the Just Energy board of directors and as a member of the audit committee and after February 7, 2013 chair of the risk committee. He has also served as a director of other companies and has worked with many major national regulators including The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the SEC, FERC, the public utility commissions of several states. Since his appointment to the Board, he has a 100% attendance record for Board and committee meetings and strategy sessions for the year ended March 31, 2014.

William Weld

Mr. William F. Weld is an Independent Director of Just Energy Group Inc., since 2 April 2012. Mr. Weld currently practices with the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., in Washington, DC and New York where he specializes in government strategies, corporate governance and compliance and international business best practices. Mr. Weld has a very distinguished career in government and business. He also served as Senior Advisor to the Chair of Ivanhoe Capital Corporation, a private holding company headquartered in British Columbia. During the 1990’s, Mr. Weld served two terms as Governor of Massachusetts, being elected in 1990 and re-elected in 1994. He served as national co-chair of the Privatization Council and led business and trade missions to many counties in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa. He also served as a director of other public companies and is an active member of the United States Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to his election as governor, Mr. Weld was a federal prosecutor for seven years, serving as the Assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts during the Reagan administration. He was also a commercial litigator in Boston and Washington. He is a member of the nominations and governance committee and the audit committee of the board.

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