New members appointed, chair reappointed to Board of NRCB

Posted on October 1, 2020 |

The Lieutenant Governor in Council has made the following three-year term appointments to the Board of the NRCB:

Sandi Roberts – After three years as an acting Board member, Sandi Roberts is now joining the Board as a part-time governance member. Sandi was an NRCB approval officer from 2002 to 2010, a member of council with the Town of Carstairs from 2010 to 2017, and as an acting Board member, contributed to eight AOPA reviews. During her time as councilor, Sandi also acted as chair or as a member on numerous sub-committees, including the Policy and Governance Committee, the Municipal Planning Commission, and the Municipal Development Committee. She is currently project manager for the Olds College Teaching and Learning Centre of Innovation. Sandi has a B.Sc. in agricultural engineering and is a professional engineer.

Earl Graham – Earl joins the Board as an acting member bringing extensive experience in municipal politics along with a great deal of work on Alberta Water Council initiatives. He is a member of the Parkland Planning Services - Subdivision Appeal Board and of the Blue Mountain Power Co-op Board. Earl served as a Clearwater County Council member from 2004 to 2017 and was Deputy Reeve from 2009 to 2015. Earl currently serves as a board member for the Caroline Museum and the Caroline Chamber of Commerce, as treasurer for the Caroline Volunteer Ambulance Board, and as a volunteer for the Caroline Ag Society. Earl has also owned various businesses serving the Caroline community.

Indra Maharaj – Indra joins the NRCB as an acting Board member following a legal career spanning thirty years that included extensive experience in energy regulation. Her knowledge of adjudicative tribunals, litigation, and administrative law will be a valuable addition to our Board. She holds the principles of natural justice and fairness as fundamental to respecting and upholding the public interest while ensuring that development is sustainable and economic. Recently, Indra served as the Chair of the Criminal Injuries Review Board. She has a Master’s degree in law that focused on environment and energy law and mediation, and volunteers extensively in her community and within the legal profession.

Peter Woloshyn – Peter will continue as Board chair with the NRCB, a role he has held since December 2017. With almost 40 years of experience, he has an extensive background in agricultural policy, economics, and research. Before his appointment as chair, he was the chief executive officer of the NRCB for more than 11 years. His corporate knowledge and history of the NRCB has allowed him to mentor new Board members. Peter has a B.Sc. in agricultural economics and M.Sc. in agricultural economics - resource economics.