The board’s role is to safeguard and advance the interests of ROR Power and its shareholders. The board has a written charter setting out its role and key functions, its primary responsibility being to provide governance and stewardship to the company. The board has appointed an executive management team to oversee the day-to-day operations of ROR Power. The board oversees and reviews management decisions and ensures the effectiveness of systems and controls and the implementation of policies. Details of these activities include the board’s involvement in the strategic planning process, identification and management of risk, succession planning, communications and public disclosure, internal controls and governance.
William Hardwick, P.Eng., Chairman of the Board
Mr. Hardwick is a seasoned professional with a significant record of achievement over the past 30 years. He has successfully worked in a diversity of roles. He is a professional engineer in the Province of British Columbia and a highly skilled project manager having completed numerous capital projects in the pulp and paper industry and the Alberta oil sands.
Richard W. Hopp (1) (2), Director
Mr. Hopp has over 30 years of experience in energy marketing and power development. He has been on the Company’s Board of Directors since April 2006 and has been the Chief Executive Officer since August 2010. Prior to joining the Company’s management team, he was Vice President, Business Development for Elemental Energy Inc. While at Elemental, he was focused on the development of renewable projects and acquisitions in the Western United States. Previous to that, he was a founder and VP Business Development at Mountain Power Inc., which was sold to Exide Technologies in 2008; initial founder and VP Business Development of Maxim Power Corp.; and President of Inland Pacific Energy Services. Mr. Hopp is a technical advisor to Clean Energy BC (formerly the Independent Power Producers Association of British Columbia), and a Director of several other companies in Canada. In his role with Maxim Power, Mr. Hopp was a driving force in the award-winning Vancouver Landfill Gas Utilization Project which gas captured from the City of Vancouver Landfill in Delta and used it to generate heat and electricity for a local vegetable greenhouse.
Brett Robinson (2) (3), Independent Director
Mr. Robinson has worked extensively in the pulp and paper sector and is presently Vice President of Operations and Officer responsible for Canfor Pulp’s three plants in Prince George. He was involved in the recent negotiations of the electricity purchase agreements between Canfor Pulp LP and BC Hydro, and has a thorough understanding of the process involved for biomass power generation projects. Mr. Robinson completed his engineering degree at the University of Manitoba in 1988 and is a registered professional engineer in the province of BC.
Tejinder Singh Grewal (1) (2), Independent Director
Mr. Grewal has gained considerable financial and business experience since 1994 in various businesses related to real estate, and other sectors through his personal holding company. A native of Prince George, B.C., Mr. Grewal is also a board member of OneMove Technologies Inc.
Peter Zell, P. Eng. (3), Director
Mr. Zell is a Project Manager with Clean Energy Consulting Inc. He has over 17 years consulting engineering experience specializing in mechanical engineering, biomass power generation and project management. Prior to working with Clean Energy Consulting Inc., he was a Principal and VP of Allnorth Consultants Ltd. and of Duncan Industrial Engineering Inc. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1983.
(1) Audit Committee
(2) Compensation Committee
(3) Governance Committee