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Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation




Section 5 of the Liquor Corporation Act


Level I


The roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of the Board of Directors to the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC) are defined in the Liquor Corporation Act and the Liquor Control Act.

The Board of Directors is accountable for the exercise and discharge of the powers and duties of the corporation as well as the exercise and discharge of the powers and duties of the board under the Liquor Control Act. Specifically, the Corporation may:

  • buy, import, or have within its possession for sale and sell alcoholic, cannabis or articles associated with alcohol or cannabis
  • control the possession, sale and delivery of alcoholic liquor and cannabis
  • manufacture, blend, package, mix, dilute or otherwise prepare for sale alcohol
  • establish, maintain and operate liquor stores/agencies and cannabis stores/agencies
  • prescribe, subject to the approval of the minister, the days and hours on which liquor and cannabis stores are to be opened/closed for business


Pursuant to section 5 of the Liquor Corporation Act, the board shall comprise 7 members, including the president. The Lieutenant-Governor in Council shall designate one member of the board to be the chairperson and one member of the board to be the vice-chairperson.

The president shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation and shall perform those duties and responsibilities assigned by the board.

A member of the board holds office for a term of 3 years from the date of that member's appointment, while the president holds office during pleasure.

Competency Profile:

Those who make up the Board should collectively possess the following core competencies, ranked in order of relative importance:

  • Governance
  • Change Management
  • E-commerce
  • Strategic Management
  • Executive Experience
  • Financial Expertise
  • Public Relations/ Communication
  • Human Resources / Labour Relations
  • Legal Expertise
  • Information Technology Literacy


There are no specific qualifications/requirements stipulated in the enabling legislation for the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation. Board members should possess the following personal attributes:

  • 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 Board should be available to meet 10 times per year. Any applicable committees of the Board normally meet 4 times per year. Board members may also be expected to spend additional time to review materials and prepare for Board and Committee meetings.


Board members are appointed for a three-year term and are considered to be members of the corporation. A member of the board does not become, because of the office only, an officer or servant of the Crown.

The President / CEO holds office during pleasure.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
President & CEO of the Newfoundland Liquor CorporationMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2007-11-22
Belbin, Ms. VictoriaMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-05-112020-05-11
Davis, Mr. GeoffreyMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2019-04-142022-04-12
Edison, Mr. FraserVice-ChairpersonLieutenant Governor in Council2017-05-112020-05-11
Hanrahan, Ms. DeniseMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2018-11-202021-11-20
Keating, Mr. BruceMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2019-04-122022-04-12
Myles, Mr. WayneChairpersonLieutenant Governor in Council2017-05-112020-05-11

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