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NAME:                   John H. Murphy MBA, P.Eng.
ADDRESS:                PO Box 810, Kensington, PEI, Canada, C0B 1M0
COMMUNICATIONS:         (Home) 902-836-5646
EDUCATION               Diploma, Agricultural Engineering - 1971
                        Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro N.S.
                        Bachelor of Engineering (Department of Bio Resources) - 1973
                        Nova Scotia Technical College (Dalhousie Sexton Campus), Halifax
                        Master of Business Administration - 1978
                        Major-Finance, Minors-Marketing/Human Resources
                        Saint Mary's University, Halifax N.S.

PROFESSIONAL:           Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)

2000 – Present: Consultant in Regulation and Finance: Electricity, Water and Telephone
                Canadian Assignments on Electricity Sector Regulation & Restructuring
                Consultant to the New Brunswick Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities
                for various projects including advisor on the Market Design Committee for
                Electricity, electricity restructuring, benchmarking of Electricity Transmission costs
                and reliability, and the hearing process for rates and tariffs..
                Consultant for the Prince Edward Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission
                (IRAC) for various projects including two comprehensive studies for IRAC’s
                response to Executive Council on the subjects of (1) Economic regulation of the
                electric utility industry, and (2) Transmission practices in North America. Acted as
                team leader to research, develop and implement a plan for Key Performance
                Indicator (KPI) reporting to provide the utility and regulator with a meaningful
                understanding of the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the utility.
                International Sector Reform Projects for the World Bank in Africa
                Consultant to the World Bank for utility matters in Lesotho relating to the
                establishment of a regulatory authority and in Nigeria: as Financial Analyst for the
                National Urban Water Sector Reform Program, examining options for the extension
                of water services to new customers in the urban areas of several provinces by
                involving private partners in the management of water utilities.
 1986 - 1999:   Senior Advisor - Regulation and Finance
                Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board - Halifax, N.S.
                My role as Senior Advisor to the seven full-time Board Members encompassed
                all matters relating to applications by Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI) and the
                seven municipal electric utilities, financial and technical matters relating to 68
                water utilities. My duties included coordination of the Board’s technical/analytical
                staff, consultants, and hearing witnesses, and assessment of the reasonableness
                of the proposed rates, capital work orders, annual capital budgets and expense
                budgets. Prior to 1989 I advised the Board Members on the regulation of
                telephone utilities, Specifically with customer rates, rate of return, and
                depreciation hearings.
1984–1985:     Sr. Analyst, Efficiency Analysis Section, Telecommunications Directorate,
               Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission, Hull, Quebec
               Responsible to assess the productivity and efficiency measurement systems
               used by the Federally regulated telecommunications carriers to measure
               operating performance, and participation in related matters during audits by the
               CRTC. I was a Team member on rate applications filed by Bell Canada, B.C.
               Tel, and CNCP Telecommunications with primary responsibility for analysis of
               revenues and expense budgets. Acted as team leader with staff coordination
               responsibilities for the efficiency analysis portion of a telecom rate application.
1982 - 1983:   Financial Analyst - Division of Corporate Economic Studies
               The New Brunswick Electric Power Commission, Fredericton, N.B.
               Total "hands-on" responsibility for development of the computerized budgeting
               process to be used with a new general ledger accounting system, and
               coordination of the budgeting process (both capital and expense) for three fiscal
               years. This involved liaison with the various operating divisions where annual
               revenue and expense budgets were $3/4 billion, and the capital budget was over
               $60 million. Responsible to produce 15 year planning-horizon financial forecasts.
1980 - 1981:   Agricultural Planner - Department of Agriculture and Forestry
               Government of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown
               Responsible to develop appropriate benefit/cost analysie for government
               expenditures on agricultural programs by combining financial analysis with the
               appropriate knowledge from the sciences of agricultural production and rural
               development. Coordinated the preparation of a 3-year federal/provincial cost
               shared agricultural development plan for the PEI Department of Agriculture by
               assisting commodity-team chairmen undertake necessary benefit/cost analysis.
               Represented the department on various research projects.
1979:          Planning Officer - Department of Development
               Government of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown
               Responsible to co-ordinate development planning with the departments of
               Agriculture, Fisheries, and Industry, and with the Market Development Center.
               Assisted with submissions to Planning Board, Executive Council, and The
               Department of Regional Economic Expansion (DREE) in regard to development
               projects to be undertaken on a cost shared basis between the federal and
               provincial governments. I acted as secretary to both the Federal-Provincial
               Advisory Committee on Fisheries and the Federal-Provincial Advisory Committee
               on Industrial Development. I was a member of the Industrial Assistance Review
               Board which was responsible to review capital investment proposals relating to
               the administration of the Forgivable Performance Loans Program with the
               objective to encourage investment in small, employment-creating, businesses.
1974 – 1978:   Imperial Oil Limited (IOL) - Marketing Department, Distribution Division
               Atlantic Region Office - Halifax Nova Scotia
               Five different positions relating to product distribution planning in the Atlantic
               Region Office. Responsibilities included: Determination of the lowest delivery
               costs for product movements at the time of marketing quotations by the sales
               divisions. Development, submission and monitoring of the Distribution Division's
               capital and expense budgets. Secretary to the Operations Coordination
               Committee of Marketing Department Managers.
1973           Soil and Water Engineer - Department of Agriculture and Forestry
               Government of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown
               Provided technical services to farmers throughout the province with land
               drainage problems and reviewed land clearing projects. Conducted irrigation and
               erosion control studies, and directed maintenance on department owned dams.


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