Elected Executives for the 2016 Universal Elections
Vice President of Economic Development
Kuujjuaq, Nunavik-January 25, 2016 – Makivvik is pleased to welcome two new members to its Executive positions for the next three years. Andy Moorhouse and Adamie Padlayat were elected on January 21, 2016 in a Nunavik beneficiary-wide election. They both defeated four other candidates.
Andy Moorhouse is the new Executive Vice President responsible for Economic Development. He received 770 votes – 28.5 per cent of the votes cast. Moorhouse is not new to the corporation. He previously held the position of Executive Corporate Secretary.
“I am honoured to have been entrusted as the Vice President of Makivvik, responsible for Economic Development – we have so much to do, which is why I have committed to ensuring the beneficiaries will see a difference in support of Economic Development for the region. I look forward to the next three years as we progress collectively,” said Moorhouse.
Makivvik beneficiaries elected Adamie Padlayat as the new Executive Corporate Secretary with 700 votes taking 25.9 per cent of the ballots. This will be Padlayat’s first time as an Executive of the corporation although he has worked for Makivvik before.
“Thank you Nunavimmiut for your support and I look forward to working with you and representing you at the Executive level. I take my new responsibility very seriously and I encourage beneficiaries to voice any concerns they have without hesitation,” said Padlayat.
There are 7,678 beneficiaries eligible to vote in Nunavik. Of that number 2,706 went to cast ballots representing 35.24 per cent of eligible voters.
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Makivvik is the development corporation mandated to manage the heritage funds of Inuit of Nunavik provided for in the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement. Makivvik’s role includes the administration and investment of these funds and the promotion of economic growth.