Piers McDonald, OC serves on several boards in the public and private sector including chairing the board of the Yukon Energy Corporation, the public utility providing the main supply of electrical energy for the Yukon. He has encouraged significant business partnerships with First Nation Development Corporations in the energy and real estate sectors and has been integrally involved in negotiating impact benefit agreements for First Nation communities and the mining sector.
Previously Mr. McDonald served in the Yukon legislature for 18 years including 4 as Premier of the Territory. He has led several major public policy initiatives including reforms in public school and advanced education, municipal finance, land tenure and workers’ compensation health and safety. He has been closely involved with initiatives supporting aboriginal self government and, in particular, efforts to integrate public government and First Nation government administrative regimes.