Board of Directors

Michael Woollcombe

Director, Independent, Chair of the Board

Michael Woollcombe has been a Partner of Voorheis & Co. LLP and Executive Vice-President of VC & Co. Incorporated for more than 20 years. Since 2011, Mr. Woollcombe has also been President of VWK Capital Management Inc., the investment manager for VWK Partners Fund LP, a long-short investment fund. Mr. Woollcombe is one of the leading special situations advisors in Canada and has been centrally involved in directing numerous highprofile shareholder disputes, proxy contests, M&A transactions, special committee mandates, internal and independent corporate investigations and complex restructurings. Mr. Woollcombe regularly serves as a trusted strategic advisor to institutional and other significant shareholders, boards of directors and chief executive officers to address their most important opportunities and crisis situations. Mr. Woollcombe has acted as a director and as member of special board committees of a number of publicly-traded companies. Previously, Mr. Woollcombe practiced corporate and securities law at a major law firm in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Woollcombe holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University and an LLB from the University of Western Ontario.

Santiago Seage

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Seage was named Chief Executive Officer of Atlantica when the Company was created in December 2013. Between May and November 2015, he resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Atlantica to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Abengoa S.A. and during this period he remained involved in Atlantica as the Chair of the Board of Directors.

In 2006 he was named Abengoa Solar’s CEO. Before joining Abengoa, he was a partner with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Seage holds a degree in Business Management from ICADE University in Madrid.

Arun Banskota


Mr. Banskota has more than 30 years of experience in senior roles from a combination of industries such as renewable energy development, construction, financing, and operations. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Algonquin since February 2020 until August 2023. He has also served as manager of multiple large business units and three start-ups in the clean-tech space. Mr. Banskota holds a Masters of Arts (University of Denver) and a Master of Business Administration (University of Chicago).

William Aziz

Director, Independent

William Aziz is the President and Chief Executive Officer of BlueTree Advisors Inc., a private management advisory firm focused on improving the performance of global client companies by providing expertise to manage operational, financial and organizational challenges in different sectors, including Utilities. Mr. Aziz is a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of TSX-listed Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and a member of the Advisory Board for Fengate Real Assets. From 2009 to 2019, Mr. Aziz was a Director of the Cdn. $100 billion Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System, where he was Chair of its Investment Committee and a member of its Human Resources Committee. Mr. Aziz has served as a director of a number of publicly-traded companies. Mr. Aziz is a graduate of the Ivey School of Business at Western University in Honors Business Administration and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Mr. Aziz has also completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Governance College at the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto and holds the ICD.D designation and is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada.

Debora Del Favero

Director, Independent

Debora Del Favero is a senior executive with deep international mergers and acquisition and corporate finance experience including in the renewables sector. She is a Co-Founder of CMC Capital Limited, a U.K.-based corporate finance advisory boutique established in 2011 that specializes in M&A and corporate advice. Previously, for over 17 years, Ms. Del Favero held progressively senior roles in both the London and New York offices of the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse. This included approximately seven years as a Managing Director and member of the Energy Group and M&A Group of Credit Suisse in London, covering Continental European Utilities Clients of the firm. Ms. Del Favero also served on the European Investment Banking Committee of Credit Suisse. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Ms. Del Favero was a Senior Analyst at Analitica based in Milan, Italy, a start-up specializing in equity research on Italian publicly-listed companies. Ms. Del Favero holds a Masters of Arts in Economics and Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, with a focus on corporate finance and commercial law.

Brenda Eprile

Director, Independent

Brenda Eprile is a corporate director and sits on a variety of public and private company boards. She currently chairs the board of Global Container Terminals Inc. which operates 2 marine terminals in Vancouver. She is also a board member and chair of the HR Commitee of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a TSX and NASDAQ-listed company that invents, engineers, builds and supplies clean alternative fuel systems and components. Ms. Eprile has been a director of Westport since 2013, and previously served as Chair of the Board from February 2017 to April 2020. From 2016 to 2018, Ms. Eprile served as a director TSX-listed alternative mortgage lender Home Capital Group Ltd., where she became Chair of the Board in 2017 and was part of leading Home Capital’s efforts in responding to a severe liquidity and regulatory crisis and in obtaining the support of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. as a major strategic investor. From 2000 to 2012, Ms. Eprile was a Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and led its Canadian Risk Advisory Services practice. From 1998 to 2000, Ms. Eprile led the Canadian Regulatory Risk practice at Deloitte LLP. From 1985 to 1997, Ms. Eprile had a distinguished career as a securities regulator in Canada, holding the positions of both Executive Director and Chief Accountant at the Ontario Securities Commission. Ms. Eprile is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant and holds the ICD.D designation. Ms. Eprile earned an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Michael Forsayeth

Director, Independent

Michael Forsayeth is an experienced business leader having held Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and other senior executive positions in several large public and private real estate, hospitality, foodservice and other businesses over his career. Most recently, Mr. Forsayeth was Chief Executive Officer and a director of TSX and NYSE-listed Granite Real Estate Investment Trust, a large Canadian-based REIT with industrial, warehouse and logistics properties in North America and Europe. Prior to being appointed as Granite’s CEO, Mr. Forsayeth served as Granite’s Chief Financial Officer from 2011 to 2015. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Forsayeth was Chief Financial Officer of Intrawest ULC, a significant developer and manager of resort properties in North America and Europe, following its $3 billion privatization by a private equity group. From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Forsayeth was the Chief Financial Officer of Cara Operations Limited (now Recipe Unlimited), a leading Canadian foodservice business, where Mr. Forsayeth played a key leadership role in Cara Operation’s successful going-private transaction. Previously, Mr. Forsayeth held senior executive positions with TSX and NYSE-listed Laidlaw Inc., and TSX-listed Derlan Industries Limited. Mr. Forsayeth is a CPA and CA and spent nine years with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in various areas including the audit practice and a secondment in its London, England office. Mr. Forsayeth holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University.

Edward C. Hall

Director, Independent

Mr. Hall is an active independent director and advisor with 35 years of experience in all facets of the electricity industry. Mr. Hall brings a deep understanding of electricity markets, power generation technologies, utility operations and commercial structuring. Mr. Hall serves as Chairman of Cypress Creek Renewables, Vice Chairman of Japan Wind Development Company and as a Director of Wellesley Municipal Light. Mr. Hall spent 25 years of his career with AES Corporation, where he was a member of the AES Executive Leadership Team and served as Chief Operating Officer of global generation. Mr. Hall has previously served on the boards of General Cable, Globeleq, TerraForm Power and Green Conversion Systems. Mr. Hall earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and M.S. in Finance and Technology Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Ryan Farquhar


Mr. Farquhar is Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development at Algonquin.  Mr. Farquhar joined Algonquin in 2018 and has been responsible for oversight of international growth, including utility mergers and acquisitions.  He also leads solar and storage projects and asset recycling initiatives.  Mr. Farquhar has broad investing experience, ranging from infrastructure and energy projects to venture capital and private equity. Mr. Farquhar holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Western Ontario. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from Queen’s University.