Board of Directors

 

Norm Wesley
Moose Factory, Ont.
Board Chairman & President



Norm is a member of the Moose Cree First Nation appointed Board of Director of the Moose Cree Group of Companies Limited Partnership by Chief and Council. He is an educator at heart, an engaging teacher facilitator, inspiring speaker and a compassionate mentor. His work enables him to pursue his life’s mission – "to encourage the heart of others to soar to new heights”.

His life experiences are varied from being a teacher, school vice principal, education director and college dean, to being a First Nations Policy Advisor, Tribal Chairman, member of Council, Chief as well as a business owner. He is currently semi retired active in volunteering in various capacities in the community and taking on special projects as well as serving as a minister at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Moose Factory and Church of the Apostles in Moosonee, Ontario.

Norm was born and raised in Moose Factory where he resides with his wife Jean.
 
 

Warren Hardisty
Moose Factory, Ont.
Board Member



The youngest member of the Board of Directors at the age of 26, Warren was born, raised, and currently resides in Moose Factory, ON. in the traditional homeland of the Moose Cree First Nation.

Warren is a small business owner, full-time employee, student, and a proud Moose Cree First Nation member. He focuses mainly on personal development and improving strategic leadership and corporate governance skills."
 
 

Leona Jeffries
Moose Factory, Ont.
Board Member



Leona is a member of the Moose Cree First Nation.

As one of the original directors, Leona was appointed in 2014 to be a Board of Director of the Moose Cree Group of Companies Limited Partnership.

Leona has developed extensive experience in the field of Accounting over the years. This experience has proved to be a valuable asset to the board and management team as the company has expanded over the years and looks to further opportunities.
 
 

Derek Chum
Moose Factory, Ont.
Board Member



Derek Chum is a member of the Moose Cree First Nation (MCFN) and is currently the lead negotiator on behalf of several Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities for jurisdiction over education.

Derek was the Vice President, Indigenous Relations at Hydro One, the largest transmission and distribution utility in Ontario from 2017 to 2020. While there he lead engagement with Indigenous communities on the company’s capital projects.

Prior to Hydro One, Derek was the Chief Executive Officer and President of the board of directors for Amisk Kodim Corporation, a company created to assist MCFN businesses with contracts on the Lower Mattagami Extension Project (LMEP). The LMEP is a $2.5 billion hydro redevelopment project owned by a partnership between Ontario Power Generation and MCFN.

Derek is a director of the Miziwe Biik Development Corporation, an organization providing affordable housing for Indigenous people in Toronto. Derek also served as a director and chair for Five Nations Energy Inc., an energy transmission company.

Derek practiced corporate/commercial law for eleven years in Toronto and specialized in corporate and commercial law focusing on small to medium sized businesses. He also advised First Nations individuals and organizations in commercial matters.