Wayne Ross has led Coral Rapids Power since 2011, serving as the President of the corporation (a position previously titled Chief Executive Officer). He has been involved in the development of the New Post Creek project for more than a decade, starting in 2005 when the Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN) first formed a corporation to explore waterpower opportunities. Wayne previously served on the Board of Directors for Coral Rapids Power and was part of the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and TTN Grievance Committee in 2007 that worked to resolve the past grievance and develop the partnership that has led to the development of the Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station project.
Wayne continues to develop his expertise in waterpower development, through Ontario Waterpower Association workshops on permits and approvals, the First Nations Environmental Assessment Toolkit, and methyl mercury and small hydropower best management practices. He has also completed the “Negotiation Skills Training” program at the Banff Centre in Calgary.
Wayne is a member of the Taykwa Tagamou Nation, and has worked in the natural resources sector for many years. He was a Central Control Room Operator at the DeBeers Victor Mine project, and previously at the Barrick Gold Holt-McDermott Mine. Wayne has also been active in the community through his work conducting interviews for Traditional Ecological Knowledge with the Mushkegowuk Environmental Research Centre, and his participation on the TTN, Ministry of Natural Resources, and Tembec Advisory Committee. Wayne was also part of the Detour Lake Gold Mine and DeBeers Victor Diamond Mine Impact Benefits Agreement Negotiating Teams.