NNDDC Board of Directors
Hector Campbell, P.Eng, M.B.A.
Hector Campbell has lived in the Yukon since 1990 and is currently working as a sole proprietorship business consultant residing in Whitehorse. He recently retired from Yukon Energy Corporation's Senior Management Team as Director of Resource Planning and Regulatory Affairs. Hector received a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary in 1974 and has practiced as a Professional Engineer since 1976. He has been licensed to practice engineering in Yukon since 1990 when he relocated to Yukon. In 2009, Hector received a Masters of Business Administration degree, with a focus on energy, from the University of Athabasca.
Hector's career in the energy sector spans 40 years, working as an engineering consultant and in direct employment with private and publically owned electrical utilities in Alberta and Yukon. Over his two plus decades in Yukon Hector has managed utility operations, engineering, business development and planning/permitting portfolios. Over the last 16 years a greater focus in his work has been on public, business, stakeholder, and First Nation engagement, including the development of cooperation protocols and benefit agreements for existing and new energy projects in Yukon. This work included the planning, environmental studies, permitting and preliminary engineering on all major generation and transmission projects undertaken by Yukon Energy from 1990 to 2014. His roles have included project manager, owner's representative, lead negotiator and acting as an expert witness at regulatory hearings. He has developed business cases for capital projects as well as business improvement initiatives and taught business case development to Yukon Energy staff.Hector has been a member of the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce for 24 years and is a past Chair of the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Trudy Taylor is a citizen of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun and most recently appointed as a director of the Na-Cho Nyak Dun Development Corporation. Ms. Taylor was born and raised in the community of Mayo, Yukon. Her grandparents were “Big” Dave and Alice Hager. Her mother, Irene Melancon was a great contributor to the community as her step-father, Maurice (Moe Melancon). Ms. Taylor’s family has always been involved with the traditional territory of Na-Cho Nyak Dun. Ms. Taylor moved to Elsa, Yukon and worked for the mine in their assay laboratory and as well as a bank representative at the Royal Bank of Canada. From Elsa, she moved to Whitehorse where she began her financial career with M.P. Computing Ltd. (computerized bookkeeping) and MacKay and Partner (junior accountant). She went on to work Dana Naye Ventures as a business loans analysis which gave her more exposure to the Yukon economy.
Ms. Taylor’s interest lead her to work for INAC where she was directly involved with the funding aspects Ms. Taylor look a break from the federal government and worked for CIBC as the Yukon Aboriginal business account manager. She was responsible for the First Nation and aboriginal organizations portfolio. She gained much knowledge in the area of investment and financial needs of First Nation governments and organizations. In 1998, Ms. Taylor returned to INAC and worked in various capacities in First Nation funding and implementation of Self-Government agreements. She is grateful for the many opportunities working for the federal government has given her especially in the area of management.
Ms. Taylor retired and moved to the Okanagan. She then worked for the Osoyoos Indian Band and gained extensive experience working for an aboriginal organization. Ms. Taylor brings strong financial management knowledge and skills to the corporation and she is looking forward to the any challenges ahead.
Hazel is a Na Cho Nyak Dun citizen living a traditional lifestyle pursuing a family trapline acquisition and caretaker of the family fishing/hunting camp. Her background is in First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun Government Finance, she currently executes $6M per year payroll for her First Nation since 2004. Hazel is motivated to further the interests of her people’s pride and prosperity.
Arthur Mitchell has been a financial advisor, served in elected office, businessman, investor, and developer over the past 45 years of living in the North. Mr. Mitchell recently retired from working as a financial advisor and insurance agent for Sun Life. From November 2005 to October 2011 he served as the MLA for Copperbelt and Leader of the Official Opposition in the Yukon Legislative Assembly. Mr. Mitchell was a founding director and investor in Northern Vision Development Corporation and its predecessor company, Waterfront Place Developments. Prior to serving in the Yukon Legislative Assembly, he worked as a realtor, as a government Cabinet Communications Advisor, as Executive Director of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, and for 20 years as the owner of the Atlin General Store. Mr. Mitchell has served in a variety of non-profit and government board positions, including as the Alternate Chair of the Yukon
Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board, as a director of the Yukon Arts Centre, and as a member of the City of Whitehorse Parks & Recreation Board. Mr. Mitchell has been the President of Habitat for Humanity Yukon since March 2012, and is active in the Rotary Club of Whitehorse. He brings broad financial, policy, governance and real estate development experience to the Development Corp., and looks forward to working together with the other directors towards positive economic development outcomes.