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Don Young — Biographical Notes

Mr. Young has held senior executive positions, such as that of Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice-President of Ducks Unlimited, Inc., as well as Senior Vice-President of Corporate Sustainability for the London-based global medical technology company Smith and Nephew PLC.

Mr. Young has extensive leadership and executive management experience in the corporate and not-for-profit business sectors in economic, environmental and social impact assessment, as well as stakeholder consultation and engagement in Canada, the United States and internationally. He also has considerable energy industry experience throughout Canada, particularly involving complex pipeline projects.

Mr. Young holds a Master of Science in Zoology from the University of Alberta, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Regina.

Shane Parrish — Biographical Notes

Mr. Parrish brings to the National Energy Board 15 years of experience in the area of consultation, indigenous business development and negotiations in the petroleum and mining industries. As a consultant in the firm he founded in 2005, he has represented First Nations clients in negotiations with major Canadian energy producers and pipeline companies, with a focus on access and benefits agreements. Previously, Mr. Parrish was Manager of Business Development for Canadian Petroleum Engineering Inc., where he worked with First Nations, government and industry in both Canada and Latin America. He was also the CEO of ADK Corporate Group, where he oversaw the growth and development of band-owned corporations with responsibility to negotiate with oil and gas companies on benefit plans.

Mr. Parrish has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary.

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