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Mike Crawley

President & Chief Executive Officer

As President & Chief Executive Officer since 2018, Mike is responsible for leading Northland’s executive team and the company’s global operating, growth and investor relations planning and strategy.

Mike originally joined Northland in 2015 as Executive Vice President of Development. Over more than two decades, he has played a prominent role in the development of the Canadian independent renewable power sector. He was previously CEO of AIM PowerGen (“AIM”), where he led the company from initial concept to one of the largest independent renewable power developers in Canada. During his tenure, he oversaw the development, construction and operations of numerous renewables power projects. After AIM’s sale to Engie (formerly GDF Suez), Mike continued as the President of GDF Suez Canada.

Mike currently serves on the Instar Asset Management’s Advisory Board and the Ontario Energy Association’s Board of Directors.

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Pauline Alimchandani

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Pauline manages and oversees a large global team across several key functions which span the organization. These include: capital markets (project finance; financial partnerships and transactions; equity and debt capital markets; investor relations; and treasury), financial planning and analysis, development finance, financial risk management, tax strategy and planning, financial reporting and controls, and IT. Within Northland, Pauline also serves as Chair of the Investment Committee, which is responsible for approving all investment and capital allocation decisions of the company.

Since starting with Northland in 2020, Pauline has created the Development Finance, Financial Partnerships and Transactions, and ESG functions. She has also led/overseen approximately $10 billion of global financing activity including: large/complex financings and re-financings of renewable power projects in Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Spain), Colombia, US and Canada; new equity issuances; and global bank syndicated corporate facilities.

Pauline has over 18 years of professional experience, having most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dream Unlimited Corp (TSX: DRM). Earlier positions include Vice President, Corporate Strategy at Dream, and Vice President, Equity Research at BMO Capital Markets. Prior to these positions, Pauline was also active in both the Audit and Assurance, and Consulting and Deals practices at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Pauline holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University. She is a Chartered Accountant and a CFA charterholder. In 2020, she received an award as one of Canada’s 50 Best Executives by the Report on Business/Globe and Mail. In 2022, she was awarded Canada’s Clean 50, which is noted as being Canada’s top sustainability award.

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Wendy Franks

Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Hydrogen BU

As Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Hydrogen BU, Wendy is responsible for leading the company’s strategy and investment management functions, as well as overseeing the Hydrogen Business Unit. This includes key strategic programs to generate new areas of growth, with a focus on exploring the economic and environmental potential of green hydrogen. She is also responsible for Corporate M&A. She joined the company in June 2020.

Wendy came to Northland with more than 15 years of leadership in business strategy and principal investing across multiple technologies and jurisdictions within the renewable energy and infrastructure asset sectors. Most recently, she was Senior Principal, Relationship Investments at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. In this capacity, Wendy served on the boards of Renew Power, one of the largest renewable power companies in India and Essential Utilities, a NYSE-listed water and natural gas utility. Prior to that, she was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company.

Wendy holds a PhD in Bioelectronics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich, Switzerland) as well as degrees in chemical and electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo.