Board of Directors
R. Scott Gahn
President & CEO
- R. Scott Gahn, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in August 2019. Mr. Gahn has a long history in the deregulated energy industry, having served on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas board from 2005 to 2008 and having been involved in the sale of deregulated and regulated electricity and natural gas for over 28 years. He was one of the founding shareholders and Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy Texas LP, which was acquired by the Company in 2007. Following the acquisition, Mr. Gahn was the Chief Operating Officer of Just Energy until June 2011.
Mr. Higgins is currently the Chairman of the Board of South Jersey Industries Inc. Prior to this position, served as the CEO of the , President and CEO of Ascendant Group Limited in , Chairman, President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Resources (now NV Energy) and Chairman, President and CEO of AGL Resources, the parent company of and Light.
H. Clark Hollands
- 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.
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.
Dallas H. Ross
General Partner and Founder - Kinetic Capital Partners
- 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. Voting Results Board and Committee
William F. Weld
Principal, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
- Mr. Weld 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.