Board of Directors

Director at Large

Jennifer Sammurtok

Director at Large
Chesterfield Inlet

Director at Large

Simon Qingnaqtuq

Director at Large


Marg Epp

Cambridge Bay

Marg Epp has been the Chairperson of the Board since 2017.  She is currently serving her third term since being appointed to the Board in 2010.

Ms. Epp is the Executive Director of Kitikmeot Community Futures Inc.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan in addition to certificates in Sociology and Native Studies.  Ms. Epp has her CCP certificate from the Credit Institute of Canada and a PCP from the Canadian Payroll Association.  

Ms. Epp is an active volunteer in Cambridge Bay, which included a term on the local hamlet council and involvement with local and Territorial minor hockey.  She is currently on the organizing committee of the Kitikmeot Trade Show and the Kitikmeot Chamber of Commerce. 



Tracy Wallace

Rankin Inlet

Ms. Wallace has been a Board member since 2016 and is currently serving her first term.  She is also the Secretary-Treasurer of Atuqtuarvik Corporation.   
Ms. Wallace is an experienced business consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry.  She brings experience with Non-profit Organizations and skills in negotiation, business planning, coaching, and team building.
She holds a diploma in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from Red River College.  Ms. Wallace’s diploma in Business Administration also provides her with expertise in management and communication. 
Ms. Wallace has taken the Investments and Securities courses from the Institute of Canadian Bankers and is a graduate of the Nunavut Sivuniksavut program. 
Ms. Wallace is currently employed with the Kivalliq Inuit Association in Rankin Inlet and has previously worked for a number of departments in the Government of Nunavut.  She was also the Chief Operating Officer of Atuqtuarvik Corporation and the Senior Administrative Officer for Nunavut Sivuniksavut. 
Ms. Wallace was a past recipient of Young Entrepreneur Award from Business Development Bank of Canada.

Director at Large

Aziz Kheraj

Director at Large
Resolute Bay

Aziz Kheraj is the newest member of the Nunavut Business Credit Corporation board.  Aziz was appointed in 2019 and brings over 40 years of being an owner/operator of successful businesses in Nunavut.  He resides in the High Arctic community of Resolute Bay where he spends time with his wife, Aleeasuk, and their grandchildren.

Director at Large

Tommy Owlijoot

Director at Large

Tommy Owlijoot currently resides in Arviat where he is a Regional Planner for the Nunavut Planning Commission. He has worked in both public and private organizations within Nunavut for over 30 years with varying roles and responsibilities. Mr. Owlijoot brings a great deal of knowledge of the business environment within the Kivalliq region.

Before taking the position of Regional Planner with the Nunavut Planning Commission Mr. Owlijoot has served as:

  • Executive Director, NTI Cultural and Social Development department
  • Manager, Arviat Hunters and Trappers Organization
  • Municipal Liaison Officer, Hamlet of Arviat
  • Regional Manager, NTCL Kivalliq Region
  • Executive Director, Keewatin Wildlife board
  • Secretary Manager, Arviat District Education Authority
  • Instructor, Nunavut Arctic College
Director at Large

Allan Lahure

Director at Large
Baker Lake

For the past 30 years, Mr. Lahure has operated a successful contracting and supply company, based from Baker Lake, Nunavut, carrying on business in all parts of Nunavut, as well as in Manitoba.

Mr. Lahure’s responsibilities include direction, management, and vision for the day-to-day operations of the company, including, but not limited to business development, project management, human resource management, and financial control.

Mr. Lahure has been responsible for over-seeing all aspects of the project costing, and the delivery of successful completion of many large projects in the construction field, and the proper time management, and ensuring all resources, both material and human are in place to meet project requirements. 

The company under the direction of Mr. Lahure has collaborated with many organizations, both public and private to bring successful completion to many varied construction projects throughout Nunavut and Manitoba.

Mr. Lahure completed formal education in both business administration, as well as various trades, and over the past number of years has completed upgrading and technical, and non-technical training as required, keeping himself informed of current trend, in all aspects of business, including management, technical, and computer skills.

During his many years in business, Mr. Lahure has served on many community boards, and service groups, giving many hours to the development and on-going vision and success of the North in general, and Nunavut in particular.