September 1, 2004


New board of directors for Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation

Loyola Sullivan, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, today announced that government has appointed a new board of directors for the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLLC).

"The corporation has an important responsibility for government, and as such, a strong board of directors is required to ensure the operations are properly managed," said Minister Sullivan. "The new board members have experience in an array of areas relevant to the NLLC, and I feel these will be definite assets in managing its operations. I welcome them to their new positions, and I look forward to working with them."

Minister Sullivan said one of the appointments will strengthen the board�s accountability to government. "A government representative was not previously on the corporation board. I felt it was important that government have a direct link to the board of directors and the governance of the liquor corporation, as such, I have appointed the deputy minister of finance as a board member," he said.

The new board members are:

  • Glenn Tobin, Chair, Marystown
  • Cheryl Stagg, Stephenville
  • James Oxford, Mount Pearl
  • Terry Paddon, Deputy Minister of Finance, St. John�s

The full complement for the board of directors is six members and a president/chief executive officer. The other vacancies are expected to be filled in the coming weeks.

In addition to changes to the board of directors, government is also in the process of selecting a new president and CEO for the NLLC. Gerry Glavine was appointed to the position in August 2000 for a four-year term, and his contract was not renewed. The position of president/CEO is expected to be filled by October.

"I want to thank Mr. Glavine and all the former board members for their service and dedication to the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation. I wish them every success in their future endeavours," said the minister.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation is a Crown agency of the Department of Finance. It is responsible for managing the importation, sale and distribution of beverage alcohol within the province.

Media contact: Diane Keough, Communications, (709) 729-6830, 685-4401

Biographies of Members of the Board of Directors for the NLLC

Glenn Tobin, Chair
Mr. Tobin has a diverse background which includes business, social work and public service. For 10 years, he was a social worker in Marystown. During that time, he also served on the Marystown town council as councillor and deputy mayor. In 1982 he was elected as a Member for the House of Assembly, a position he held until 1996. As MHA, Mr. Tobin served on a variety of committees, was appointed as minister to the departments of Social Services, and Works, Services and Transportation, and served as deputy opposition house leader. Mr. Tobin has also been involved in a number of community organizations including the Marystown-Burin Area Chamber of Commerce, Newfoundland and Labrador Chambers of Commerce, Marystown Recreation Committee, and the Kinsmen Club. Currently, Mr. Tobin lives in Marystown where he operates and manages Island Trucking Ltd.

Cheryl Stagg
Stephenville resident and legal assistant, Ms. Stagg has a varied background in small business and community involvement. She was co-founder and editor of The Georgian, general manager of the Stephenville Theatre Festival, and owner/operator of an art gallery and custom framing studio. Ms. Stagg also worked for the provincial government in the former departments of Adult Education and Development. In addition, she has served on a number of national, provincial, and regional board of directors including: Canadian National, Marine Atlantic, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Bay St. George Chamber of Commerce, and Airport Advisory Committee, among others.

James Oxford
Mr. Oxford is the operations manager for the City of Mount Pearl, a position he has held for the last 28 years. A native of Ramea, Mr. Oxford, attended college in St. John�s where he pursued a career in the mechanical field. Prior to his current position, Mr. Oxford worked in Labrador and the St. John�s area for both the private sector and the provincial government. He is also member of a number of professional and community associations.

Terry Paddon
Mr. Paddon, deputy minister of finance, joined the provincial public service as manager, tax audit with the tax administration branch of the Department of Finance in 1990. His career in the public service continued with the fiscal and tax policy branch, where he worked as senior policy advisor, director, and assistant deputy minister. In addition to his public service experience, Mr. Paddon has held positions in the private sector including the public accounting industry. Mr. Paddon holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland in 1980.

2004 09 01              10:40 a.m.

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