The Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) is a Crown Agency of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, reporting to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment. It was established in 1996 to develop, implement and manage waste diversion and recycling programs on a province-wide basis for specific waste streams designated by the government.
MMSB is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on recommendation of the Independent Appointments Commission.
The role of the Board of Directors is threefold:
The Board governs MMSB through fulfilling the following key responsibilities:
The Board is accountable for the overall performance of MMSB. It focuses on the long term strategy, direction and goals of the organization. The day-to-day administration and actions of the organization to achieve the strategy, direction and goals set by the Board is vested with the CEO and not the Board.
The Board shall consist of:
Those who make up the MMSB Board of Directors should collectively possess the following core competencies:
Roles and Responsibilities of the Board Chair:
The Chair of the Board is appointed by the Minister and does not represent a “constituency” on the Board. It is the role of the Chair to manage the operation of the Board and to lead the Board in the productive discharge of its duties and responsibilities. The Chair of the Board is expected to:
Roles and Responsibilities of Board Directors:
A Director of the Board is expected to bring his or her views, as well as those of the region or constituency he or she formally represents as applicable, to the Board table. However, each Board member also has an overriding obligation to make decisions in the best interest of the total population served and of the organization as a whole. A Director who fails to consider the broader context of his or her role, and who fails to make the necessary separation between a single “constituency” interest and the broader public interest, can seriously compromise the Board’s ability to deliver on its overall mandate.
The Board is responsible and accountable for the overall business affairs of MMSB.
The Waste Management Regulations do not specify qualifications/requirements for Board Members. Board members would generally be expected to exhibit the following personal attributes:
More specifically, each Director must ensure that he/she:
Members of the MMSB Board of Directors should be available to meet 4 – 6 times per year during regular business hours. Meetings are generally held in St. John’s but may from time to time be held in other locations in the province. The Audit Committee of the Board normally meets 4 times per year. Board members are also be expected to spend additional time to review materials and prepare for Board and Committee meetings.