Board of Directors

Chairperson

Marg Epp

Chairperson
Cambridge Bay
Marg Epp came to Cambridge Bay as the Regional Director of Business Development for the Kitikmeot Economic Development Commission (KEDC). She currently manages Kitikmeot Community Futures Incorporated and is employed as the Senior Finance Officer for the Nunavut Planning Commission.

Marg obtained her education at the University of Saskatchewan including a Bachelor of Commerce degree and numerous other certificates and credits in Sociology and Native Studies. She is a believer in life-long education and is currently pursuing her certification from the Credit Institute of Canada. She has an extensive background in administrative and business management in both the not-for-profit and private enterprise sectors.

Since moving to Cambridge Bay, Marg has volunteered in a number of capacities including a term on Hamlet Council, and is actively involved in local and Territorial Hockey.
Vice-Chairperson

Elijah Evaluarjuk

Vice-Chairperson
Igloolik
Elijah was born and raised in Igloolik He went to school there at the Attagutaaluk School.
 
Back in the 70's Elijah volunteered on the recreation committee where they organized and ran recreation activities for the community. Elijah’s late father opened a hotel in 1970. Elijah started working for his father in 1985 as the hotel manager. With the passing of his father in 2002, Elijah became the owner and operator of the same hotel. In 1990 Elijah and some other members of the community started the Savik Enterprise construction company.
 
Elijah went into local politics and first became elected as a Hamlet councilor in 1998. In 2000 Elijah was elected as Mayor of Igloolik and was reelected in 2002.
 
Elijah has been a volunteer board member with the Baffin Business Development Corporation since 2000 to present. From 2005 to 2011 Elijah also sat as board member with the Nunasi Corporation and Norterra. Over the last few years Elijah has been part of the Economic Development Committee and this year is on the Planning and Lands Committee for the Hamlet of Igloolik.
 
Most recently, Elijah started a joint venture with other investors to start an airline and shipping company.
 
Elijah enjoys playing music and is a member of a local band where they have participated in various music festivals.

Tommy Owlijoot

Arviat

Tommy Owlijoot currently resides in Arviat where he is a Regional Planner for the Nunavut Planning Commission. He has worked in both public and private organizations within Nunavut for over 30 years with varying roles and responsibilities. Mr. Owlijoot brings a great deal of knowledge of the business environment within the Kivalliq region.

Before taking the position of Regional Planner with the Nunavut Planning Commission Mr. Owlijoot has served as:

  • Executive Director, NTI Cultural and Social Development department
  • Manager, Arviat Hunters and Trappers Organization
  • Municipal Liaison Officer, Hamlet of Arviat
  • Regional Manager, NTCL Kivalliq Region
  • Executive Director, Keewatin Wildlife board
  • Secretary Manager, Arviat District Education Authority
  • Instructor, Nunavut Arctic College

Donald Havioyak

Kugluktuk
Donald Havioyak currently resides in Kugluktuk where he is a Community Relations Officer for a mining company,  Mineral and Metals Group (MMG).  He was a member of the first Nunavut Legislative Assembly,  President for Kitikmeot Inuit Association,  Mayor for Kugluktuk, and member/Director of various Inuit organizations. He has held various government positions in NWT and Nunavut for 23 years.  Mr. Havioyak brings a great deal of knowledge, politically and business environment within the Kitikmeot Region.
 

Allan Lahure

Baker Lake
For the past 30 years, Mr. Lahure has operated a successful contracting and supply company, based from Baker Lake, Nunavut, carrying on business in all parts of Nunavut, as well as in Manitoba.

Mr. Lahure’s responsibilities include direction, management, and vision for the day-to-day operations of the company, including, but not limited to business development, project management, human resource management, and financial control.

Mr. Lahure has been responsible for over-seeing all aspects of the project costing, and the delivery of successful completion of many large projects in the construction field, and the proper time management, and ensuring all resources, both material and human are in place to meet project requirements. 

The company under the direction of Mr. Lahure has collaborated with many organizations, both public and private to bring successful completion to many varied construction projects throughout Nunavut and Manitoba.

Mr. Lahure completed formal education in both business administration, as well as various trades, and over the past number of years has completed upgrading and technical, and non-technical training as required, keeping himself informed of current trend, in all aspects of business, including management, technical, and computer skills.

During his many years in business, Mr. Lahure has served on many community boards, and service groups, giving many hours to the development and on-going vision and success of the North in general, and Nunavut in particular.

Tracy Wallace

Rankin Inlet

Greg Cayen

Iqaluit
Greg Cayen currently resides in Iqaluit where he is the President and CEO of NCC Nunavut Investment Group Inc. He has approximately 20 years working in the north with various development corporations, tribal councils and private industry organizations in financial management positions. Mr. Cayen has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation and currently serves as a Director for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Mr. Cayen is a Certified Management Consultant (C.M.C.), a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), and has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (B.B.A.). Before becoming President and CEO of NCC Investment Group Inc. he served as:
  • Chief Financial Officer of the Gwich’in Tribal Council and Gwich’in Development Corporation
  • Chief Financial Officer of Beaver Enterprises Ltd.
  • Vice-President, Finance Nunavut Construction Corporation
  • Controller, N.W.T. Metis Development Corporation
  • Audit Manager, Mackay & Partners Chartered Accountants; and,
  • As a Partner with Collins Barrow, Chartered Accountants