Christopher Compton, Director
Mr. Compton was elected to our Board on November 20, 2015. Mr. Compton served in various senior finance positions with Chiquita Brand International, Inc. from 1987 to 2012 after which he retired. Following his retirement, Mr. Compton has worked as an independent consultant. Mr. Compton adds an accomplished international banking, capital markets and corporate finance background to our Board and possesses extensive financial experience from his tenure with a large public company. Mr. Compton serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. Compton previously served as a member of the Corporate Governance and Conflicts Committee of the Board until the creation of the Compensation Committee on February 3, 2017. Mr. Compton also serves as a director and as a member of the audit committee of TerraForm Global.
John F. Stark, Director
Mr. Stark was appointed to our Board on November 20, 2015. Mr. Stark was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Imergy Power Systems from December 2013 to July 2016. From May 2007 to November 2013, Mr. Stark served as Chief Financial Officer of BrightSource Energy and from April 2004 to May 2007 served as Chief Financial Officer of SVB Financial Group. Prior to his employment in such roles, Mr. Stark served in a variety of senior management capacities for public and private energy companies, including serving in a number of financial and operations positions for PG&E Corp. for over twenty years. Mr. Stark is also currently a member of the board of directors of TC Pipelines, LP, a limited partnership formed to acquire, own and actively participate in the management of natural gas pipelines and related assets, for which he chairs the conflicts committee and is a member of the audit committee. Mr. Stark also currently serves on the board of directors of ASUS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alta Gas Services. Mr. Stark brings to the Company significant financial expertise and experience obtained from his prior service as the Chief Financial Officer for multiple public and private companies, as well as a long history of experience in the energy industry. Mr. Stark serves as a chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board. Mr. Stark previously served as chair of the Corporate Governance and Conflicts Committee of the Board until the creation of the Compensation Committee on February 3, 2017. Mr. Stark also serves as a director and as a member of the compensation committee and the audit committee of the board of TerraForm Global.
Kerri L. Fox, Director
Ms. Fox joined the Board of the Company on November 21, 2016 and has more than 20 years of experience structuring and executing financings for energy and infrastructure projects globally, including multiple wind and solar transactions. She is currently the Chief Financial Advisor to Steelhead LNG, a Vancouver-based developer of LNG export projects, and also serves on the Board of Directors of Alterra Power Corp., a Vancouver-based developer, owner and operator of wind, solar, hydro and geothermal assets. Until September 2016, Ms. Fox served as Managing Director and Head, Project Finance, North America for BBVA Securities Inc. Prior to joining BBVA, Ms. Fox ran the Global Export and Project Finance business for Fortis Capital Corp. from New York, and held various roles in the Structured and Project Finance Group at Deutsche Bank. Ms. Fox began her career as an attorney at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Ms. Fox has a JD from Harvard Law School and an AB in International Relations and Russian Studies from Brown University. The Company believes that Ms. Fox’s project finance experience adds valuable financial and managerial oversight to the Board. Ms. Fox serves as a member of the Corporate Governance and Conflicts Committee of the Board.
Edward "Ned" Hall, Director
Mr. Hall joined the Board of the Company on November 21, 2016 and also currently serves as an independent director and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of General Cable, a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, construction, specialty and communications markets. During 2017, Mr. Hall was appointed to the Audit Committee of General Cable. Mr. Hall also serves as a non-executive director of Globeleq, the leading independent power producer in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Hall is the Vice Chairman of Japan Wind Development Co., Ltd., a developer and operator of wind generation projects. From April 2013 until February 2015, Mr. Hall served as the Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer of Atlantic Power Corporation. Prior to Atlantic Power, Mr. Hall spent more than 24 years working in the energy sector at AES Corporation, a publicly traded global power company. While at AES Corporation, Mr. Hall held various positions including Managing Director, Global Business Development from 2003 to 2005; President, Wind Generation from 2005 to 2008; President, North America from 2008 to 2011; and Chief Operating Officer, Global Generation from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Hall previously served as a chairman of the board of directors of the American Wind Energy Association and as member of its board of directors. Mr. Hall holds a Master of Science degree in Management from MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University. Mr. Hall brings an accomplished