We have an important mandate to carry out. Good governance is vital in ensuring that we have a well-managed organization that properly carries out the duties and functions that are conferred or imposed on it by the Accord Acts.
Board Governance Charter
Our Board is guided by a governance charter that lays out their roles and responsibilities as Board Members. The charter also provides information on committees, codes of conduct, performance, and conflict of interest guidelines our Board Members follow. Click here to learn more.
Our Board is made up of up to seven members who are each appointed for a six-year fixed term. Two members may be appointed by the Government of Canada and two members may be appointed by the Government of Nova Scotia and additionally each government may appoint one alternate member. The Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia also jointly appoint the Chair of the Board.
Our Board Members do not act as representatives of either government. They act independently of the governments and are appointed based on merit with relevant backgrounds and expertise. Together, our current Board Members bring with them specific expertise in governance, policy development, project management, social responsibility, health and safety, environmental protection, engineering, geoscience, finance, oil and gas operations and emergency preparedness and response.
Chair of the Board
The Chair of the Board is jointly appointed by both the Government of Canada and the Government of Nova Scotia for a six-year term. Our Chair is responsible for the management of the Board and acts as the primary liaison between our Board and our Acting Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for the day to day management of our staff and activities. Our Chair is also the primary liaison with the governments regarding policy and executive Board matters.
To effectively provide governance oversight of our organization, our Board has established three internal committees:
- Audit, Evaluation & Human Resources Committee
- Health, Safety & Environment Advisory Committee
- Social Responsibility Committee