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Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre - Board of Directors


Children, Seniors and Social Development


Articles of Incorporation


No Remuneration


The Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre (NLSC) is overseen by a Board of Directors reporting to the Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development. The Board of Directors will work with the facility manager towards offering a high performance multi-sport training facility where administrators, coaches and athletes of all ages will have access to unparalleled expertise and a full range of comprehensive and integrated support services to supplement the use of high quality equipment, facilities and partnerships.


  • The Board will be composed of no more than 13 members including: two (2) representatives of Sport Newfoundland and Labrador; two (2) representatives of the Swiler’s Rugby Club; and two (2) representatives of the City of St. John’s;
  • Nominations to the Minister are made by the above three (3) entities for each of their respective two (2) representatives; the Minister then makes a recommendation to the Lieutenant-Governor in Council for appointment ;
  • The Lieutenant-Governor in Council shall appoint six additional members, one of which will be a member of the executive or designate of the Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development; and
  • The Lieutenant-Governor in Council shall appoint the Chair of the Board.

Competency Profile:

Those who make up the ABC should collectively possess the following core competencies:

  • Sport, recreation or wellness sector experience or knowledge
  • Governance
  • Other related industry/sector experience or knowledge
  • Demographics/Diversity
  • Subject-specific expertise
    • Accounting
    • Strategic Planning
    • Risk Management
    • Legal
    • IT
    • HR
    • Marketing
    • Fundraising


  • experience in the sport, recreation or wellness industry / sector
  • high ethical standards and integrity
  • appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions
  • capable of a wide perspective on issues
  • ability to listen and work as a team member
  • no direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • strong reasoning skills

Time Commitments:

Members of the ABC should be available to meet four times per year. Board members may also be expected to spend additional time to review materials and prepare for Board and Committee meetings.


The term of the board members is three years.   Subsection 175(6) of the Corporations Act allows directors to continue to serve until reappointed or replaced. 

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Browne, Dr. Noel MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2011-05-262020-06-26
Bruce, Mr. Andrew MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2011-05-262020-06-26
Clarke, Mr. Dennis MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-06-272020-06-26
Deputy Minister of CSSD or DesignateMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2011-05-262020-06-26
Godden, Mr. Tom MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2011-05-262020-06-26
Haywood, Ms. Tanya MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2013-06-192020-06-26
Head, Mr. RogerMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-06-272020-06-26
Hickman, Mr. Sandy MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2011-05-262020-06-26
Jenkins, Mr. WinstonMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-06-272020-06-26
McCrae, Ms. SheenaMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-06-272020-06-26
Parfrey, Dr. Patrick ChairpersonLieutenant Governor in Council2011-05-262020-06-26
Smyth, Ms. PaulaMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-06-272020-06-26
Walsh, Mr. BrianMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-06-272020-06-26

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