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