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Just Energy Group Inc (JE.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rebecca MacDonald

64 2010 Executive Chairman of the Board

Patrick McCullough

2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jim Brown

2018 Chief Financial Officer

James Pickren

2018 Chief Operating Officer

Jonah Davids

2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Sam Mavalwalla

Chief Information Officer

Amir Andani

Chief Risk Officer

Krishnan Kasiviswanathan

2018 Chief Commercial Officer

Morgan Smith

2016 Chief Sales Officer

William Weld

72 2016 Lead Independent Director

James Lewis

46 2018 Director

Deborah Merril

47 2018 Director

John Brussa

61 2010 Independent Director

R. Scott Gahn

54 2013 Independent Director

H. Clark Hollands

65 2015 Independent Director

Brett Perlman

59 2013 Independent Director

Dallas Ross

61 2017 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 30 years. Before forming Just Energy in 1997 she was the president of EMI, another successful energy marketing company. She became an officer of Just Energy in January 2000 and previously served as Chief Executive Officer. For the past nine 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. Ms. MacDonald was named Canada’s top woman CEO for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 by Profit Magazine. Ms. MacDonald was also named Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2003. On April 3, 2009 she received the International Horatio Alger Award – Canada. In 2012, she was elected to the board of Canadian Pacific Railways Limited.

Patrick McCullough

Mr. Patrick Mccullough is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He joined Just Energy in August 2014 as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this, Mr. McCullough was Chief Executive Officer at Amonix, a California-based designer and manufacturer of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems. He had served as CFO of Amonix since May 2010. Prior to that, he was CFO at IMI Severe Service from May 2007; Division CFO for Johns Manville (a Berkshire Hathaway Company) from April 2005; and held various roles with Ford Motor Company and its spin-off Visteon Corporation, culminating as Deputy General Manager and CFO of a joint venture in Shanghai, China. Mr. McCullough graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and an MBA in International Business.

Jim Brown

Mr. Jim Brown is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Since April 2015, Jim has been the President of Hudson Energy, responsible for Just Energy's commercial business. Prior to joining Just Energy, he was the Vice President of Accounting and Finance for Gexa Energy, a subsidiary of Nextera Energy Inc. from March 2009. Prior to that Mr. Brown was a Vice President of Accounting at Constellation Energy Resources Group from January 2007. From 2000 until 2007, he held various roles in accounting and finance at other power and gas companies and for the eight years prior to 2000, Mr. Brown was an audit manager, with an emphasis on power and gas trading companies. Mr. Brown graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 1992 and has been a Certified Public Accountant in Texas since 1996.

James Pickren

Jonah Davids

Mr. Jonah T. Davids is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Just Energy Group Inc. Prior to this, he held the position of Senior Counsel & Vice President and General Counsel. Before joining Just Energy, Mr. Davids practiced corporate and commercial law at McMillan LLP.

Sam Mavalwalla

Amir Andani

Krishnan Kasiviswanathan

Mr. Krishnan Kasiviswanathan is Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Mr. Kasiviswanathan joined the Company in July of 2014. He was previously President and CEO of Gavelant LLC and Vice President of Commercial Operations at NRG Energy, Inc.

Morgan Smith

Mr. Morgan Smith is Chief Sales Officer of the Company. Mr. Smith joined the Company in March of 2016. He was previously Vice President of Sales at NRG Energy.

William Weld

Mr. William F. Weld is Lead Independent Director of Just Energy Group Inc. He currently practices with the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., in Boston and New York where he specializes in government strategies, corporate governance and compliance and international business best practices. He also served as Senior Advisor to the Chair of Ivanhoe Capital Corporation, a private holding company headquartered in British Columbia. Mr. Weld has a very distinguished career in government and business. 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 has 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.

James Lewis

Mr. James W. Lewis is Director of the Company. Mr. Lewis has been a senior executive of Just Energy since 2007. James Lewis brings to his position as Co-President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy more than 17 years of experience in the retail energy industry. Before assuming his latest role, Mr. Lewis served as Chief Operating Officer for the Company with accountability for corporate- wide strategic planning, policy and program development. Prior to this role, he led Just Energy’s North Eastern U.S. residential and small business division with accountability for all aspects of the residential business including customer service, operations and sales. Mr. Lewis also served as Senior Vice President for all of Just Energy’s North American operations, which include a range of business functions from contract fulfillment and revenue assurance to customer retention and renewals. Before joining Just Energy, Mr. Lewis led the Risk Management, Structuring, and Trading portfolios for a large U.S.-based energy company, as well as Information Management and Internal Audit functions for a large multi-national corporation. Mr. Lewis earned a Bachelor and Master’s degree of Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, as well as a Masters of Business Administration degree from New York University.

Deborah Merril

Ms. Deborah Merril is Director of the Company. She was an officer of Just Energy from May 2007 until March 2018. Ms. Merril has over 20 years of experience in the retail energy industry, and was most recently the Co-President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy. Prior to her that role, Ms. Merril led the Company’s commercial business as President of Hudson Energy. Earlier leadership functions include her role as a founding partner and Vice President of Marketing from 2002 to 2007 of Just Energy LP when it was purchased by Just Energy. Previous industry experience includes accountability in several business portfolios ranging from operations, to physical and financial risk management, and deal structuring at Enron Energy Services. Ms. Merril gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at the College of Wooster in Ohio, and earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Texas A&M University.

John Brussa

Mr. John A. Brussa is Independent Director of Just Energy Group Inc. Mr. Brussa is a lawyer and public company director and has been a director of Just Energy since 2001 and currently serves on one Board committee. He is the Chairman of 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. 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 risk committee on other public company boards and accordingly brings considerable experience as a member of Just Energy’s risk and governance committees. 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.

R. Scott Gahn

Mr. R. Scott Gahn is Independent Director of Just Energy Group Inc. Mr. Gahn, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Just Energy until June 2011 was appointed to the board on December 17, 2013. Mr. Gahn is currently the President of Gulf Coast Security Services, Inc., a Houston-based security firm. Mr. Gahn has a long history in the deregulated energy industry having served 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 28 years. He was one of the founding shareholders and Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy Texas L. P. which was purchased by the Company in 2007, and in that capacity was responsible for North American Wholesale energy supply operations and business developments.

H. Clark Hollands

Mr. H. Clark Hollands is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hollands is a chartered accountant. He obtained his B. Comm from the University of British Columbia in 1975, his CA designation in 1977 and his FCA designation in 2008. He spent 25 years of his professional career as an international tax partner with KPMG in Vancouver advising many significant Canadian based multi-national groups and large public companies on their international tax arrangements. Mr. Hollands left private practice in 2008 to devote most of his time to a variety of business and investment interests in which he is a partner and to devote more time to his family and several charitable foundations including The Jim Pattison Foundation. He also serves as a director and advisor to several other large Canadian based private foundations. Mr. Hollands’ broad background and experience in finance, accounting, business and taxation will significantly contribute, on behalf of all shareholders, to the deliberations of the Just Energy board of directors and the committees on which he will serve.

Brett Perlman

Mr. Brett A. Perlman is Independent Director of Just Energy Group Inc. He is CEO and President of the Center for Houston’s Future, a non-profit that focuses on developing solutions to important social issues for the Houston region and on mobilizing leaders in the Houston community to implement those solutions. He was recently a Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and in the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI), an innovative program composed of 50 experienced global leaders focused on developing new approaches to solving the world’s most pressing social issues. Mr. Perlman previously served as a Commissioner on the Public Utility Commission of Texas, where he led the successful restructuring of Texas’ $37 billion electric utility industry. Previous to his public service, he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company 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 served as an independent Director to several early stage and private-equity backed companies. He also has been a co-founder and Board member of two technology incubator and accelerators.

Dallas Ross

Mr. M. Dallas H. Ross is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ross is a General Partner and Founder of Kinetic Capital Partners in Vancouver, BC whose equity capital and strategic attention is focused on controlling positions in several private companies in the United States with substantial value creation underway. Mr. Ross is Chair or Senior Director of those private companies. Mr. Ross currently also serves on public company boards: he is Chair of Rogers Sugar; Director of Westshore Terminals; and a Director of Canfor Corporation. Previously he was a Director of Catalyst Paper and was brought in to assist with its financial restructuring as Chair of its Strategic Alternatives Committee; and previously was a Director of Futureshop.com. Mr. Ross was on the Board, and was the Chair of the Campus Task Force and was on the Executive Committee of Crofton House School during its substantial campus rebuild. Prior to Kinetic Capital Partners, Mr. Ross was Managing Director Investment Banking in Vancouver and Managing Director Mergers and Acquisitions in Toronto with ScotiaMcLeod. Before that Mr. Ross had qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

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